A contest to honor one of the Realm's true master artists, Patraw? I'm in!
There are so many impressive/inspiring Patraw pieces to choose from. I finally decided for Patraw's beautifully crafted Myconid (Challenge Custom) figure.
I tried my best to be true to both the reference art that Patraw posted in his Myconid submission as well as his amazing work-of-art, but with my own added twist.
Body - A movie Spawn with head and hands removed. I felt the details on this figure were perfectly fungus-like. Sculpted half the body to make it look less 'spawnish' while trying to keep as many of the intricate details that this figure already had.
Hands - A set of old TMNT hands were used.
Head - Sculpted the face. Created a frame using the top of a water bottle, MOTUC Sy-Klone's red shield, a straw and some blister plastic. Then, completed sculpted over this frame using Aves Apoxie, packing in as much detail as I could. The sculpting was done over several days and in layers.
A true test in patience and my most ambitious sculpting project yet, it was a true pleasure to work on this mushroom dude to pay homage to an amazing artist, whose work I truly respect and love.
Thanks for checking Myconid out. I hope you all like him.