Friday, December 27, 2013

Mr. Wrinkles, in the Fleisch

 I finally got around to taking some photos of the Mr. Wrinkles casting that I picked up from sculptor Jon Payne at this years Spring Monsterpalooza.  I wanted to keep the paint scheme simple, with very pale flesh tones and sensitive looking, mottled skin. A newborn bird was the look that I was going for. (It seemed an obvious choice to me with the way Jon sculpted the head with bulging eyes buried deep beneath lots of tissue, very similar to the appearance of a helpless newborn bird.) 

Friday, December 6, 2013

The Great (Young) Old One


Even the most infamous of the Ancient Ones has a humble beginning! Realized by artist, Simon Lee, this is little Baby Cthulhu.

When I first saw this piece, I couldn't help but imagine the little creature being squirted out and plopping wetly onto the featureless cold slab. I imagined the corrugated little lump hunkering down into it's loose, wrinkled skin, nestling into itself for comfort (who wants to cuddle?); maybe even coughing up a bit of post birth sputum as it takes it's first "breath" of life, or whatever such a creatures existence would be described as. That'd be a nice touch. Actually, as I think of Baby Cthulhu right now, I'm reminded of what a cicada that's newly emerged from it's shell looks like... All translucently moist, puffy and completely defenseless. What a neat concept. Simon's Baby Cthulhu is cast in one solid piece of creamy yellowish resin. The small plaque is measured to 6.25" long by 2.75" wide.