18

Sep

2013

Octopus

I have wanted to do some under water creatures for quite a while and have decided to get things kicked off with an Octopus. I want to continue in the same vein as my insect pieces and combine wood and metal elements. I intend to use predominately copper for the body and found wood for the top of the head and legs. I have started off by mocking up in plasticine to gain a general idea of form. I want to create a point of interest where the wood meets the metal so have decided on a crown motif. I have worked the crown up in copper and will now begin making up the leg cups and begin sourcing the wood to make the legs themselves.

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