So I watched RRCherrypie's Hello Kitty bento box tutorial on YT and I LOVED it. Unfortunately as much as I would like to make a real bento box, finding a local japanese market for the right ingredients is so difficult for me atm. *sadness!* Then I thought of the next best thing: polymer clay! On the left is the real bento and on the right is my rendition.
Anyways, this is basically the same as the Pinkie Pie birthday gift set that I posted earlier [link] Except this one was made for myself with my favorite pony! Doctor pony FOR THE WIN! Anyways, I hand sculpted the Doctor Whooves cuddling his little TARDIS out of sculpey III, folded seventy-six paper stars, and put it all in the box I assembled. The Doctor Whooves star paper is by me, and can be found here [link] and here [link] There are also a few stars made of this TARDIS star paper [link] A paper star tutorial is here [link] if you want to try folding some for yourself. And the pattern for the box can be found here [link]
A Chinese creature, the third most powerful in Chinese mythology behind the Dragon and Pheonix. The Japanese version is called a Kirin, and is generally more slender. The Chinese word for "Quilin" refers not only to these creatures but to Giraffes, after an emperor had giraffes as pets and claimed they were these legendary creatures.
I've been wanting to experiment with characters that have been used over and over in Steampunk, but reimagined. It happens that while reading the Steampunk Bible, I heard about the common "wind-up girl" scenario. The curious thing is, all this time I've only seen one or two wind-up girl characters. Apparently it's not as popular as the author supposed.
What it mentioned was the life of a wind-up doll was living hell. To have to rely on others all the time to keep you "alive," it gets to be frustrating, especially since that automatically gives them that much power over you.
I really really enjoyed this idea, and decided to try it for myself.
This character is Lydia, the creation of an old mad scientist that had done many, many regretful things. Not that they were regretful when he first did them, but as he reached the end of his life, he found himself completely alone, without friends or even a family of his own. So he solved it with science, creating a clockwork girl that had to rely on him, his "daughter". He was overprotective of her and kept her locked away in his laboratory, never giving her a chance to step outside.
It wasn't long after he made her however that he died. And she was still locked inside, with no one now to wind her up. The clock was against her before she would wind down, and fall asleep trapped where no one could find her, nor did anyone know she even existed.
Those days were frightening and harrowing, especially for someone so new to the world. But slowly, she wound down after all, and resigned herself to her slumber.
The basilisk is a european monster, said to hatch from an egg laid by a rooster and incubated by a lizard.... Another animal, called a Cocatrice, is seemingly almost interchangeable with the Basilisk, though the Cocatrice is hatched from an egg laid by a lizard and hatched by a rooster... Both can turn men to stone with a look, curdle milk and whatnot. Supposedly the only creature able to stand up to them is the Weasel, because of it's smell!
Sometimes a Basilisk is depicted as more lizard-like, or without wings, but often the basilisk and cocatrice are identical and the words are used interchangeably. Thought to be more of an alchemical creature- meaning it wasn't necessarily believed to be REAL but used as a metaphor for some chemical/magical transformation.
Not to be confused with the real live Basilisk lizard which has a frilled collar flap and took it's name after the mythical beastie, I believe..
Everyone knew what the Icthyocentaur was, so I shouldn't even have to say that and Enfield is a heraldic beastie (not usually depicted with wings) who guarded clan cheiftans bodies until they could be buried. mainly associated with certain Irish family crests.
the nice thing with heraldic beasties is you can arbitrarily add wings wings without being "wrong", since heraldry changes all the "rules" as it were. This enfield seemed to require them.