Friday, July 31, 2009

Green & Yellow Snail

Some feeps are slow in the morning without their coffee. And some feeps ...

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Blue Cat

If you have a cat, you know that look they get on their faces when they are so focused on their next act of great evil that they forget to pretend they're innocent.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Horned Cyclops

I was in a store the other day that had put out its first wave of Thanksgiving merch. I mean, really, I know stores like to primp for the next big holiday as early as possible, but why do they gotta skip Halloween? I crave more spider web-themed furnishings.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Purple Glow Dragon-Heron

ArmadilloCon approacheth! Just over two weeks away, which means it's time to crank up the ol' feeping machine. New monsters are imminent.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Snoot Bird Orneryment

I like to think my ornaments are not beholden to a single season.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Tri-Horned Blue Sea Monster

Rising up out of the depths to say hello. Oh, and to ask a quick question: Is your boat made of low-calorie wood? Just trying to watch the weight, you know, buoyancy and all that.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Dragon Plane

One of the fun things about the very earliest feeps is that I hadn't yet developed any specific styles that I would repeat. Each monster was made up as I went along. Sometimes it's helpful to take a long break from feeping (which is what I've been doing lately, if you hadn't noticed) so that when I return to the clay I don't instantly fall into familiar patterns. I have to stop and think about what I'm doing for a moment, and new creatures tend to emerge.

EDIT: I've had to turn off comments to this post for the time being, as it keeps getting flooded with Japanese spam. No idea why this one post is having this problem, but there it is. Boo.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Blue Swirl and Three-Eyed Sprite

This is about the state of affairs between the cats in my house at the moment.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Feep Parade

Feeps will march with enthusiasm for sure, but focus? You want focus? Focus is for monsters who don'tWHOA, shiny thing!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Grey Snoot

That first shoot was done with only a white card as a background, as I was thinking of them as very straightforward product shots. It quickly became apparent, however, that the feeps photographed best in an environment where they had things to react to, or hide behind, or what have you.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Feep Firsts

The very first tentacle twist meets the very first feep dragon, with the first corkscrew monster (a.k.a. Blue Swirl) looking on. You have no idea how much I wish I could go back and take a file to that dragon to smooth it down, but it was made out of Sculpey III instead of Premo and it would have snapped to pieces.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Suction Slug and Angry Red

I finally found the outtakes from the first feep photo shoot ever, which apparently happened on 4/28/04.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Doggie Raspberry

Some feeps just can't help but mug to the camera. I, of course, was never like that as a child myself, but. But. Clearly they get it from somewhere ... just, you know ... I would never have ...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Hissing Snake Necklace

I've been playing Lego Indiana Jones lately, which features Lego snakes. Lego snakes! [oldmanvoice] I tell you, when I was a kid, if we wanted a Lego snake, we had to make it out of a bunch of those little 1x1 bricks! And we LIKED IT! [/oldmanvoice]

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Poolside Von Snoot

Feeps have a pretty high tolerance for heat, what with being baked at 275 degrees for 30 minutes, but still. Texas summers will get to ya.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Monster Chess Match Shadow Box

Chess is only a small part of the battle for alpha supremacy amongst tentacle twists. Other trials include the blank verse poetry head-to-head and the double-blind wine-pairing gamut.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Armored Feep

Armored, yet still afeared of the dangers lurking in the dark.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Curly Dragon and Curly Slug

Just out of shot is the salon where monsters go to get their horns permed.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Horned Orange Bird Monster

This grainy photo documents a rare sighting of the elusive Horned Ledgerbird.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Blue Striped Long-Horned Monster

A monster needs a different kind of window seat.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sushi Monster

It would appear the appetizers have escaped and fled up a tree.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Purple & Orange Dragon

Just wondering when the maiden will be ready.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Black & Red Spider

Sadly, it is the wrong time of day for casing out crepuscular critters by the crevice.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Horned Round Monster

Sometimes it's just easiest to let crazy cousin Milt go on about little plastic bags as you quietly step away.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Purple Turtle and Fire Lamprey

It's sort of difficult to sneak up on anyone when you're perpetually in flames. In which case, it's best to pick things that can't run very fast.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Tentacle Round

Nevermind lions and tigers and bears. Raccoons are the true terrors of the suburban forest.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Devil Feep Consumes Nemesis

"Hey, it looks like you're writing a lettAARGH!"

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Tentacle Brain

The tentacle brain has very few natural predators. It must chiefly be on guard against mass zombie outbreaks.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Reading Devil

I can tell you're almost at the really intense part, where you are totally not expecting to find out that the murderer was actually the protagonist all along!