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They look pretty sinister, even surrounded by pretty flowers and mushrooms. Or maybe because of that.

 

They are vicious creatures and prone to ripping the throat out of the unwary :)

 

 

It looks like something from Willie Wonka's candy land. And yes, I do think Willie Wonka is sinister. :huh:

 

I think he Willie is a twisted bugger too. I liked Dep's portrayal of him, but I think I like Gene Wilder's better.

 

 

I like the twisted mushroom caps. Nicely done.

 

Thank you. I've got some with faces as well, but they were too big for this vignette.

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I love your Jackalope piece! Everything about it is excellent...the colors are vibrant and in great balance...your overall base construction and composition is magnificent and the little creatures seem to fit the vignette perfectly. I don't comment often, but I had to on this outstanding piece...Love it!!!

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I have no words... This is excellent though! Just an incredible piece. They really do look like they're ready to rip out an unwary adventurer's throat. The innocent landscape just serves to draw out how dangerous they seem. Brilliant job!

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Beautiful and sinister! I really love the base- the way the greenery drifts over the edges- very realistic!

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Those mushrooms are so awesome I almost miss the wonderfully-done jackalopes! :D I can just see it now: Here we are, strolling through Wonderland, la la la, pretty music, take in all the dreamy Technocolor surroundings, then --- YAAAAAZOMGJACKALOPE--GLAAAAAA--(rip-tear-slash)--(gurgle....) (off-kilter music breaks down finally to awkward silence)

 

Ahem.

 

Anyway, brilliant. I really ought to try sculpting some mushrooms on sticks like that. I think they'd look much better for my Jabberwock base than the uninspired lumps of putty I've been cramming on there so far. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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I love your Jackalope piece! Everything about it is excellent...the colors are vibrant and in great balance...your overall base construction and composition is magnificent and the little creatures seem to fit the vignette perfectly. I don't comment often, but I had to on this outstanding piece...Love it!!!

So glad to see you here Catdancer and I'm glad you enjoy the piece. This one was quick and easy with no planning. It just came together on an afternoon.

 

One day I may surprise you by posting a limbre pulled by 4 horses ;o)

 

 

I have no words... This is excellent though! Just an incredible piece. They really do look like they're ready to rip out an unwary adventurer's throat. The innocent landscape just serves to draw out how dangerous they seem. Brilliant job!

 

I don't know if you've ever seen Monty Pythons Holy Grail, but it reminds me of those scenes with the killer rabbit. That white bunny ripping out the throats of the knights was fantastic.

 

 

Great piece. It has a "trouble in paradise" feel. Jackalopes are here. There goes the neighborhood. Or, the mushroom patch as the case may be.

 

It has been reported the the price of houses dropped dramatically in that neighborhood shortly after their arrival.

 

 

Beautiful and sinister! I really love the base- the way the greenery drifts over the edges- very realistic!

 

Thank you. I was also trying to hide some of the milk lid I made the base on!

 

 

the mushrooms take the attention off the figures

 

You're right of course and they can easily be lost underneath those shrooms and as such are not really competition worthy. This was the first time I've ever tried to build a scene that told a story and I know I accomplished that. Your observation is correct and is appreciated.

 

 

Those mushrooms are so awesome I almost miss the wonderfully-done jackalopes! :D I can just see it now: Here we are, strolling through Wonderland, la la la, pretty music, take in all the dreamy Technocolor surroundings, then --- YAAAAAZOMGJACKALOPE--GLAAAAAA--(rip-tear-slash)--(gurgle....) (off-kilter music breaks down finally to awkward silence)

 

Ahem.

 

Anyway, brilliant. I really ought to try sculpting some mushrooms on sticks like that. I think they'd look much better for my Jabberwock base than the uninspired lumps of putty I've been cramming on there so far. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

 

I found this brilliant tutorial on how to sculpt simple things like shrooms, lilly pads and other such small stuff. Here's the link http://www.necrotales.com/necroTutorials/tut_mushroom01.php

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