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1 hour ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

*pinches the basilisk's cheeks and looks into its eyes* Awwwww, aren't you the cutest thing!

Careful, when it nibbles, you might lose fingers now instead of colours momentarily.

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57 minutes ago, Paradoxical Mouse said:

I hope I don't miss it when your client puts these up for sale! This guy is looking amazing! I love how he's coming together.


I will typically post it in the Kickstarter page and a link to there from here.  This will likely be in an Indegogo or KS project later this Spring.

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I give you Derptacula, the Basilisk of Derpiness










Yeah, so I thought I'd finished him, but...I really hated how those last few scales on the the head look.  In one session I ruined the entire look and feel of the sculpt.  This is what sometimes happens when I try to design on the fly.


I also finished its tail and added to the rock/underbelly to eliminate undercuts.


I ripped them all off last night and started again, this time adding another line of pointy ridged scales instead.  I only actually have one eye ridge done yet (these take a long time). 







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Ooooh, love the redone scales above the eyes.  Makes it feel like there should be a white Persian nearby, especially at that angle the pics were taken (aka Bond villain syndrome, where sooo many Bond villains can be identified by the fact they're holding a white Persian cat) 


I definitely want to get one, because the basilisk also looks like one who'd be up for a decent amount of mischief... 

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He definitely looks like he means business!  The new ridge of scales makes him look more intimidating; before them in the 2nd last pic he looked a bit more friendly than I think you were going for.


I'm pretty sure it's actually just the overlap of teeth and lower lip scales, but the very similar angle of the last 2 pix sort of make him look a bit like he's sticking just the tip of a pointed tongue out a little bit, ::P: which might be contributing to the friendly look I just mentioned.  So that certainly could be mere illusion. 



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Although I wasn't sad* about the "cute" direction, I really like the brow ridge scales!


Right now, they do look a bit like an eyebrow...I think it's the last two scales to the right (of the image, his left). I feel like they either need more spiny scales above them (almost like a frill of scales on his forehead leading up to the dorsal ridge of spines), or an outward sweep (similar to the brow ridge and horn above the eye of an Ankylosaurus or Carnotaurus). 


The two scales toward the center are definitely intimidating. He looks ready to eat a Bard!




*Given that it's a creature who's primary defensive/predatory tool is its gaze, a wide open eye made a lot of sense to me**, even if it didn't look, to a human, intimidating.



**Yes, I realize my outward-sweeping brow ridge suggestion directly contradicts this logic. But I stand by my thought that a Carnotaurus basilisk would look totally rad.

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