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Catriona E J Millican

"Furry gnome 3D sketch" by Catriona E J Millican

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And lo, I have created a new race of beings, and they shall be called...

...something, anyway. Haven't quite figured out what.

I was writing a story in which these little guys were bit-part characters (initially just described as "hairy figures") when suddenly, in the middle of a scene, one of them jumped up and developed a personality. Then another one did it. Then they started to grow a backstory. So I began to draw them, and they developed an anatomy all of their own, with funny, cute, freaky little faces. I'm not sure whether they look more like mice or goblins, so for now I'm calling them furry little gnomes. I'll come up with a better name in due course.

This isn't really a sculpture, more a kind of 3D sketch in plasticine, so I can firm up my ideas as to the head and body shape. He is crouching in what my husband thought was a rather malevolent pose, but that is purely because if I make him stand up or even sit up straight, he falls apart (due to plasticine).

I have also done a head, and will upload some drawings when I have some good ones. Perhaps one day I'll be able to reveal a backstory, but there is a slim - very slim - nay, downright skinny - chance of it being published - I'm going to have a go at least - and until I have a firm rejection letter I don't want to give away any of the storyline. It may one day form the basis of my fame.

Greem plasticine, no armature.

29 Mar 2008:-) Jessica "horselover" Hornsey
*first comment dance* That is sooooo cute!! ( is it supposed to be cute? I think it is!! )
I love seeing things that people are good at! you know...if someone does something properly! It just looks great!
Well done!

:-) Catriona E J Millican replies: "Yes, it is meant to be cute. I can never create aliens without wanting them to be at least a little bit cute.

Thanks for your lovely comment. Modelling isn’t something I often do, but perhaps one of these days I should invest in some Sculpy or similar and have a go at making something more permanent."
29 Mar 2008:-) Marika Viklund
OMG!!! That is so cuuute!!! Are there any furry-gnome children that needs to be adopted?? 1 It looks a bit like Simba (Disney) in the head, especially the top right view. 11 Very well done too!

:-) Catriona E J Millican replies: "All the furry gnome children are currently cared for, but if any are orphaned in the course of the story, you will be first on the list.

I agree with the Simba thing. He’s not meant to - the chin shape is a little off in this figure, it’s better in the head model - but still, I’m happy with him as a rough model."
1 Apr 2008:-) Natalie Adams
ooooh...see the ickle furry gnome!!!!...he looks kinda like a lion cub, on that bottom left shot..cute!
23 Aug 2008:-) Sarah Charles
I want one of these as a pet! They’re delightful!
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'Furry gnome 3D sketch':
 • Created by: :-) Catriona E J Millican
 • Copyright: ©Catriona E J Millican. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Creature, Furry, Gnome, Model, Plasticine
 • Categories: Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters
 • Techniques: Sculpture, Clay, Pottery, etc
 • Submitted: 2008-03-29 00:40:14
 • Views: 3004
 • Resolution: 700x655

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