this is my first entry in the Monster Making contest. I call him The Demon Slug.
It all started when I had a rather horrific dream... about this small creature that ate my cat and made itself at home in the cat basket.
He just sat there quietly looking out at the world, making low gurgling sounds and savagely biting anything that got close enough.
I couldn't remember how the story ended but I did remember what he looked like...
So of course I sculpted him.
I started by using the now discontinued 123d sculpt app on the iPad to sketch out the creature. Its a very simple digital sculpting app that I find very intuitive to work with, and I often use it to quickly create a model that I can then refer to when I'm sculpting in clay. here is a video of the sculpting process and you can see me refer to my iPad at some points.
I then moved on to the final sculpture, using some pretty cheap and cheerful air drying clay for the body and epoxy clay for the teeth.
I used acrylic paints in a combination of hand painting and airbrushing to get the veiny fleshy look, and he was finished!
I hope you like him, but don't get too close. He WILL take your hand off.