Yorkshire lass turned surrogate Essex girl. Mum to 3, wife to 1.
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Sunday, 20 January 2013
So, here's the final creation of my vinyl trio and whilst he's nothing like the two that proceeded him, I love him. I feel another children's picture book coming along...
Meet Russell, my Monster/Dino costumed boy.
I wanted him to be totally different from the first two, yet he had to meet the discerning wants and needs of my eldest son, for whom this is intended.
I knew this 'Dude' had to have a little something extra, so I started experimenting with different materials and a sketchy idea in mind.
Reckon the cardboard spikes and post-it note scales might just work.
Next came the paint. Although most of him will be covered in post-it note scales, I wanted to add some colour and as orange is a household favourite, so be it.
Then I cut and glued each individual scale in ascending size, to add texture.
Scaley little monster!
In his final resting place.
I think I took subliminal inspiration from Monsters Inc. by making the 'Dude' into a monster/dinosaur costume and having just seen 'Walking with Dinosaurs', I assume that's where the card inspired spikes came from.