TortGoyle. TortGoyle? Heh, wasn’t sure quite what to call her. She’s a tortoise, in any case. A lot of detail work went into her, and I’m quite happy with how she turned out!
Fern is a bit more like one of those agile tropical frogs than old Filbert is. She’s got long legs and widespread wings, and looks just about ready to take a wild leap! Seriously, I just love her feet.
Filbert is a lazy old froggie, but I think he’s darling just the same. It was raining here quite heavily a few days before I sculpted him, and every once in a while, a heavy rain here brings out a peculiar type of toad which sings all night long. So, having amphibians on the brain, I decided I needed to sculpt a froggoyle.
I thought I might actually be the first person to make an otter gargoyle, but Google proved me wrong!
I’ve had gargoyles on the brain lately!
This was one of my two entries for the badge art competition for Phoenix Comicon 2012. I went outside of a lot of comfort zones here, using a lot of vivid colors, stylization, and simplification to make what I feel is quite a successful design overall. I didn’t win the badge art competition, but growing as an artist is never a loss!
I did this one because two of the guests at the 2012 show were Peter Mayhew (who played Chewbacca in “Star Wars”), and Ed Asner (who voiced Carl in Pixar’s “Up”). By combining the two, I came up with this rather silly image. 🙂