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Grumbling Eddie

on July 22, 2010 - 11:22am

Meet Grumbling Eddie.

He looks fairly unhappy, doesn't he?

I don't know what his problem is. He won't tell me. He just huffs and yowls when I ask, then turns away.

He's on the move a lot, trying to get things done. What things? You ask him. I'm not interested in getting told off again by a small blue creature.

For someone only 6 inches tall, he sure is feisty.

I've heard him laugh once or twice, but it's more in mockery or sarcasm. He yaps at me, but I have no clue what he's saying. Which annoys him. He delivers a perfect "You understand what I'm saying. Don't play dumb with me" expression.

I think it's better that I don't know what he's saying. I get the distinct impression it's not very nice.

Maybe once he achieves...whatever it is he's hoping to achieve, he'll be in a sunnier mood.

Having Fun with Teeth & Eyes

on July 21, 2010 - 11:16am

A couple of months ago I ordered some eyeballs and porcelain teeth. They've been sitting around my office, waiting to be used. Inspiration didn't come right away.

Finally, the mood hit this week. I had nothing in particular in mind, so I just started working on little heads; no plan, no vision, just play.

Four heads were made. Three are still in progress, but the fourth has a body and a scarf.

This is Gloomy. I'm not sure what he is exactly. A ghoul? A spirit? He's certainly a minion; a servant to someone, though his abilities are limited. Perhaps it's better to say he's a messenger and assistant. He relays information, and is often sent ahead to check on tasks and locations.

As an artist, working with the teeth is a trip. It dictates so much about the character, as does the eyes. Yetch has already walked in, quirked his head at one of the other figures and said somewhat confused "All of his teeth are molars" to which I excitedly replied "I know!". Yetch considered this for a moment, then stated "I suppose he must be a vegetarian".

I hope to introduce you to the vegetarian soon.