Saturday, 22 November 2014

Time for a new project



I like anatomical specimens, and with that in mind it's time for another dip into the fertile imagination of Eddie Topsell.





I want to do a dragon skin.  Just the dried skin, not the innards, because I want it to look like something from Topsell's time.  Explorers who encountered strange new beasties often just kept the skin and left the soft parts behind because they couldn't preserve the animal for the trip home.

I've built a mould out of screwed up paper and duct tape, and used it to shape the inside of the skin.  Remember, this is just the inside of the skin.  That's why it doesn't look like an animal yet.


Head end on the left, tail on the right.


Once I add feet, it looks a lot more promising.