Friday, 26 June 2009

Curly Squark {Curlacus-Squarkus et winglus}

I have started my voyage of discovery into ink and colour last night, I started by coming up with a few bird based character designs by taking visual reference from some old copies of RSPB Magazine that was horded away with the rest of my extensive reference library, well actually its a shoe box of scrap mag’s and leaflets hidden away in loft.
I came up with a few animal hybrid and decided to produce some work based on a lovely critter called a Curly Squark based on baby Sparrow Hawk and a dodo whos feathers clump together to make lumps. I have decided not to put the rough sketches online but in stead I will be adding a few photos of my first Curly Squark painting, layer by layer, step by step.







here’s the Wikipedia type information:

CURLY SQUARK{CURLACUS-SQUARKUS ET WINGLUS}

A LAND DWELLING BIRD THAT HAS THE LOOK OF A JUST HATCH CHICK BUT IS FULLY GROWN WITH FEATHERS THAT MOULD TOGETHER TO MAKE CURLY LUMPS. THEY CANT FLY BUT CAN CLIMB TREES WITH THERE STICKY WINGS TO LAY BOBBERLY EGGS.

CURLY SQUARK'S ARE FOUND IN THE DEEPEST DARKEST PARTS OF STOWMARKET, WHERE LOCALS BELIEVE THE CREATURE WAS CREATED WHEN A DRUNKEN SPARROW HAWK WOO'ED A DODO WITH CONJUNCTIVITIS.

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