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Jabberwocky, The Daughter's Birthday Present

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Jabberwocky
by Lewis Carroll
(from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872)

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`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.


"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"


He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought --
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.


And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!


One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.


"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.


`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.



Here he is,
The Jabberwocky
from Warheads: Medieval Tales.


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Comments and Criticisms Welcome.

Techniques attempted in this that I haven't really done much of before ... on purpose.

Wet Blending
Glazing
OSL (smidge around the eyes)

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Very cute. I think your blending and glazing look good.

Agreed and it the claws in particular look nicely gnarly. Have you thought of addong some type of pupil to the eye? A reptilian type slit might add a little extra pop.

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Very cute. I think your blending and glazing look good.

Thank you, Inarah.

 

 

Very cute. I think your blending and glazing look good.

Agreed and it the claws in particular look nicely gnarly. Have you thought of addong some type of pupil to the eye? A reptilian type slit might add a little extra pop.

 

Thank you as well, KruleBear.

 

The eyes of the Jabberwocky are "eyes of flame" and aren't usually showing pupils. Thank you for the suggestion though.

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Nice job on a somewhat unusual and cute mini. I like how you kept the purple going into the shadows on the green skin. The claws, teeth and strong lining fit the model quite well.

 

As a suggestion, perhaps drybrush some contrast onto the ground?

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Nice job on a somewhat unusual and cute mini. I like how you kept the purple going into the shadows on the green skin. The claws, teeth and strong lining fit the model quite well.

 

As a suggestion, perhaps drybrush some contrast onto the ground?

Thanks, malefactus and Slashhamster.

 

I wanted to keep the base plain but I understand what you mean, Slashhamster.

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I wanted to keep the base plain but I understand what you mean, Slashhamster.

Yeah, I thought there was a chance that might have been intentional. I almost didn't mention it but figured you could just ignore it anyway!

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Warheads: Medieval Tales posted a link and photo of my daughter's birthday Jabberwocky on their Facebook page.

 

Head on over and check it out.

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Sing the poem to "Greensleeves" - it works terrifyingly well.

 

That is so going into the repertoire.

 

Thanks guys.

 

And yes, Froggy, you'd be surprised how many poems are written using Greensleeves as the basis for tempo.

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Nifty!

 

Sing the poem to "Greensleeves" - it works terrifyingly well.

I really need to floss my brain now. Thanks for that Lanse. :blink:

 

As for the mini and it's paint job. Wow I wish when I was a kid that someone had painted awesome things like this for me! ::D:

I think your wet blending attempt worked out well.

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