Monday, April 30, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
I'll often get in a groove making a particular style of feep for awhile, and right now I'm cranking out all sizes and colors of Cat Snake. I didn't even realize the style was a Cat Snake until recently; it used to be a Cat Slug, but the tail has gotten elongated and whiplike, much more snakey than sluggy.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Most of the feeps I make are small and relatively quick, because I want to keep them affordable. One day I decided to spend as long as it took to make a big, elaborate feep, and this dragon was the result. I figured I could use it as a showoff piece to grab attention at conventions and art fairs and such, and indeed the dragon does its job. The price tag says "You Don't Want to Know."
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
You know, I don't have a good name for this style of feep: not really slug-like, not really rabbit-like, just long-eared and kind of floppy-looking. That's a lot of hyphens. Maybe I'll call it a Hyphen. Eh. I'll have to think about this.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
I have something of a fascination with angler fish, and varations on them tend to crop up in my art from time to time (take this Apple Tree, for instance).
This feep, by the way, is eating a worm, not smoking a cigarette. Some of my feeps are smokers, but not this one.
Friday, April 20, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
This is a variation on the Tentacle Twist, one of my most popular feeps. It started out the same, but at some point in the twisting process I decided to twist something differently and this monster resulted. An interesting side effect of doing this blog has been seeing designs I haven't done in a long time and thinking perhaps I should revisit them. After all, you can never have too many Tentacle Twist variations.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
At the very first feep show I ever did (First Thursday on South Congress in Austin in April of 2004) I had a steady stream of people asking me if I made turtles. Until that point it hadn't occurred to me. Ever since then I've been sure to have at least one turtle on the table, since turtles turn out to have a lot of fans all over the place.
Friday, April 13, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
This is more or less the standard feep ghost. I now use Premo Sculpey because it's a much better quality clay than regular Sculpey, but the downside is that the glow-in-the-dark Premo clay only comes in one color. The regular Sculpey has four glow colors (orange, blue, yellow, green), and I miss that variety. Thoughts of mixing have entered my brain ...
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
I named this feep because of its color. I took this photo in late fall (as you can probably tell by the decorative gourds), and couldn't resist posing it with the feep-like gourd. In fact, it's possible I might have maybe in some respects purchased that particular gourd for its feep-like qualities. Ahem.
Anyway, more feep taxonomy. This is a mere "snoot," as opposed to a "von snoot," since the snoot doesn't curl all the way in. Got that? It'll be on the test.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
"Slug," in Feep taxonomy, is kind of a catch-all for limbless blobs with tails. I did once do a commission for a realistic slug figurine; I think the person found me by way of my liberal use of the word "slug" throughout my website and eBay listings.
Monday, April 9, 2007
Sunday, April 8, 2007
I've been making miniature drawings for quite some time, but only recently realized there was a specific term for what I was doing: ACEO (Art Card Editions and Originals). I decided to make a few ACEOs in the official size (2.5" x 3.5") and auction them on eBay just to see what would happen. The current auctions are here.
Saturday, April 7, 2007
"Nautilus" is the name I use for a feep with a large curl at the top. After I'd started using that term I started making feeps that were more like actual nautiluses (nautili?)*, so I call those "nautiloids." Confusing, no?
* Hm, the dictionary says both spellings are correct. I guess I'll go with "nautili" for the tag.
Friday, April 6, 2007
This is a brand-new piece I just finished a couple of days ago. I haven't yet put it up on my website as I'm still debating whether or not to color it, but I'm leaning heavily toward the black & white version you see here.
Thursday, April 5, 2007
Since this ghost has a spider-like face, and since I had the appropriate props handy, I decided to photograph the feep in a setting befitting a funnel spider. It's not useful as a product shot since you can't see the feep all that clearly, but I really like the image.
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Sunday, April 1, 2007
What is a Von Snoot, you ask? It helps to know that a snoot is essentially a snout, and a von snoot is an especially majestic or regal snoot. So there's a whole family of feeps known as the Von Snoots. They made their fortune in pharmasnooticals.