Im a fan of Surd. I like how there is a little aura of danger about him. I would be sure I didnt accidently bump into him at a bar! I like his weapon, very original. I for one would +1 the notion of a series of pugnacious redheaded figures
I'm so glad that you like as much as you do Dave! It's good to see that despite what may at first appear to be a "whimsical" character that something of his actual threat and namesake comes through: I envisioned this particular line of hedge-boggles as actually being quite dangerous... And imagine your penchant for, as you so eloquently put it, pugnacious redheaded figures!
I'm going to do a series of the rough and tumbled guardians of the Hedge...Surd is but the first... And thank you so much for commenting on his weapon of choice! I tried to come up with something that would be harmonious with his size and environment but still look as though it would be capable. Their name comes from the boggles or bogies of folk and faerie lore- they were a sort of goblin that had the power to confuse and bewilder humans minds...which is where we get the term mind-boggling. I envision these locust thorns being tipped with a lethal herbal concoction of Fae origin that does that and sometimes more... I've always liked the idea of diminutive size not being the deciding factor on how potentially significant and even powerful and being could be!
Thank you! Especially about his coloring...I worked very hard on that for him and used a technique with pigmented polymer clays diluted down and applied with a brush much like makeup to the partially cured clay surface to the high spots and then to the low spots- lines, wrinkles, etc... - and then baked it again to achieve that look... And thank you regarding his overall design. He actually haunted my studio for a long time and was used for a while as an example of some of the stages of my technique for my workshops...it finally seemed time to develop him the rest of the way and premier him at the show I just did last week.