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Author Topic: A few of my humble Lovecraftian creations (photo heavy)  (Read 48818 times)
Herbert West
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« Reply #75 on: March 14, 2012, 09:18:21 am »

Oh dear, it seems I've neglected this thread terribly ever since I opened my DA gallery. So I came in, spritzed a little Fabreeze around, and fixed all the links so they worked again.

My output has slowed considerably over the past year, but I still crank out the ocassional item. Even sold a few at our local Seattle Steampunk con.


A second attempt at tomemaking. This one has a hollow space inside to carry things around when I'm in costume. Much nicer than lugging a plastic con bag around. Smiley

I really want to redo the text though. tidyup  and straighten the lettering a bit.



Yet another 'Thing in a Jar'. Probably my favorite so far.



And out of its jar...





I recently made this tome for a friend who works at a certain software company. Smiley



This ones more steamy than Lovecraftish. Cuz hey, everybody loves Trilobites, right? This one sold to a lovely CA artist at Steamcon last Fall.



Mummified Deep One claw with old newspaper clipping. I really want to redo this one with a few more items, like a bit of old map slipped into the box.




Lots more photos on my DA gallery at: http://herbertw.deviantart.com/
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« Reply #76 on: March 14, 2012, 06:12:51 pm »






oh god that's creepy
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Herbert West
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« Reply #77 on: March 14, 2012, 08:05:30 pm »



Mission accomplished. Cheesy

The fun part was prying my fingers free after I took the shot. Polyurethane sealant apparently gets quite tacky after a few minutes exposure to body heat.
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« Reply #78 on: March 15, 2012, 01:23:17 am »

Dr. West has reanimated the thread!

(also, great new Thing In A Jar!)
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« Reply #79 on: March 15, 2012, 09:43:00 am »

Mr. West, or is it Dr. West?,
I love your creations! 
I say we give you the honorary Official title of "Doctor of CryptoZoology" !

All in favor?
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« Reply #80 on: March 16, 2012, 03:43:23 am »

Aye!
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« Reply #81 on: March 16, 2012, 11:29:31 am »

Thank you for the compliment gentle sirs.
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« Reply #82 on: June 06, 2012, 07:18:54 pm »

After months of slogging along, I finally have a new hollow tome to show for my efforts. I would have had it done sooner, but the creative spark just hasn't been there lately. This one has been shipped off to a fried who works at Microsoft in the XBox division.





I could sure use some help from someone who knows leather, and bookmaking. Those corner pieces gave me all sorts of problems, and I'm still not really happy with them.
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« Reply #83 on: June 16, 2012, 11:26:05 pm »

Absolutely wonderful.  Very, very inspiring.   Smiley
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« Reply #84 on: June 17, 2012, 01:08:24 am »

Thank you. I'm terrible and creating anything that requires neatness and precision. But with these, the dirtier and out of alignnment you can make them, the better they look. Smiley
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« Reply #85 on: June 17, 2012, 02:24:02 am »

Lovely Creations indeed Dr. West!

Would Love to see more!


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« Reply #86 on: July 03, 2012, 09:44:34 am »

My first non-friend commission! Cheesy

Someone asked for one of my fangs in a box and here's what I've got so far.


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« Reply #87 on: July 14, 2012, 10:37:48 am »

Finished the commission piece I teased in my last post. Its basically a redone and improved version of my Pacific Coast Relic with a few more paper artifacts added.

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« Reply #88 on: July 14, 2012, 11:05:43 pm »

Superb!
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« Reply #89 on: July 15, 2012, 12:33:12 am »

Dear Sir,

What splendid stuff!

How about making some land or air creatures?  Fur or feathers?  If you look at pictures of "mermaids" that used to be on display at little museums, or at unlikely specimens of birds like the Black Palm Cockatoo, your strange but marvelous imagination might well take a new turn!

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« Reply #90 on: July 15, 2012, 03:23:23 am »

Thank you dear lady. Air and land creatures are definately on my list. I just need to come up with an appropriate subject. I have a raven skull and a good assortment of chicken vertebra here that I've been trying to find a use for.
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« Reply #91 on: July 15, 2012, 04:22:21 am »

Usually I say COOL, but not this time.  This time I must say VERY COOL!
I like the touch that the newspaper article, the drawing and the navigation chart give to it as well.
Such great providence!

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« Reply #92 on: July 15, 2012, 03:25:48 pm »

Its very nice, because it is very complete.  The object, the documents, the box all add up to a complete and unique piece.  The commisioner should be thrilled.
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« Reply #93 on: July 15, 2012, 11:25:18 pm »

Its very nice, because it is very complete.  The object, the documents, the box all add up to a complete and unique piece.  The commisioner should be thrilled.

 Thankee. I like relics that have back stories, plus having lots of little added bits can make a not so special item a lot more interesting.
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« Reply #94 on: July 16, 2012, 11:15:32 am »

So, I was looking at Propnomicon's blog this morning and had the weirdest feeling of Deja vu...  Wink

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« Reply #95 on: July 16, 2012, 07:47:17 pm »

I've made it onto Prop's site a couple of times. Its a great feeling.
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« Reply #96 on: July 31, 2012, 04:02:47 am »

Not Lovecraftian in the least, but it was quick, and easy to make.



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« Reply #97 on: July 31, 2012, 11:30:34 am »

Thank you dear lady. Air and land creatures are definitely on my list. I just need to come up with an appropriate subject. I have a raven skull and a good assortment of chicken vertebra here that I've been trying to find a use for.


if you are looking for an avian project, what about THE PARROT OF KING CHARLES I ? A famous Victorian spoof.


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« Reply #98 on: July 31, 2012, 11:35:48 pm »

Dear Sirs,

The wonderful Parrot reminds me -- I was part of a botanical and bird garden at one time, and we always had masses of feathers and things around.  Imagine what you could do with a Flamingo beak or a Hyacinth macaw skull! There was naturally attrition, and people had pencil cups full of exotic feathers in incredible colours.  I saved some in an album myself.  (Feathers, not skulls or beaks.)

Also, there must be eyes available from taxidermists' suppliers.  Fishes' eyes, crocodiles' eyes, eagles' eyes?  You could design a kind of Steampunk Platypus!

Oh, how morbid.  Time for a cup of tea.
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« Reply #99 on: August 01, 2012, 01:16:06 am »

Dr. Seuss used to do that earlier in his life. His parents were zoologists and he had access to a lot of horns, and beaks and bits of animals that he later on used to make his own animals. His sculptures are quite amazing. Here are a few examples that I found:

http://dollarstorecrafts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/sculpset_l.jpg

http://theworldsbestever.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/dr-seuss-taxidermy-sculpture-1.jpg

http://theworldsbestever.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/dr-seuss-taxidermy-sculpture-2.jpg
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