Tarantarantaraaaaa! Luca, the biggest doll yet, is fiiiniiished!! I actually finished him on Monday but couldn't get a slot in the photo studio until this morning.
SO. Where do I start! This is *Vertaki
's Luca, a very proud, majestic character with lots of fluff and horns! I spent most of the time making him listening to System of a Down and watching Rambo. I used four packs of red feathers and two packs of gluesticks making him but I still have a few black feathers left!
He is the biggest posable doll I have made yet - not as big as Chemosit but Chemosit isn't posable - and is about the size of a real cat. His wings bend at the 'elbow' and 'wrist' so they are also posable (made a breakthrough there!), his feet bend at the 'wrist' too so he's slightly more posable than the dolls I make with gryphon feet. He has toothpick bones to make sure he doesn't get noodle-leg syndrome and each horn on his head has an armature of its own.
My favourite parts were cutting the pattern and making the horns, that was so much fun. His fur is SO soft and kind of shiny - Vertaki chose it herself out of a selection I sent of three - and has a red sheen in the right light. His wings are supposed to have a sort of dusty purple sheen to them but I found that quite hard to do so just left them black.
He's painted with acrylic and then protected with a matt varnish. It's not very matt though so I was a tad annoyed, but at least the paint won't scratch off now. He has some high gloss varnish on his eyes and claws.
I'm glad he's finished, I'm so proud of him. He was a really fun project and I learnt a lot making him too.
! I hope you like him! Luca
Fimo, wire armature, faux fur, dyed coque and maribou feathers, acrylic & varnish
Closeup of eyes: [link]