We’re not sure we can call this tiny abomination “cute”
Can an abomination be cute? With this super tiny abomination, we’re filing that one under “maybe.” Eostre — whom you can find on DeviantArt — decided to take Putricide’s Tiny Abomination in a Jar and make a real world version.
And okay — despite the guts hanging out and the wide-eyed, slightly disturbing stare… anything this tiny is kind of cute.
Why did you decide to make a tiny abomination in the first place?
The whole mess started quite a while back, me and some friends regularly run ICC, and we swear every week the Tiny Abomination in a Jar trinket drops off Putricide. We started thinking, wouldn’t that make a neat pet or toy? Well a couple weeks ago I happened to get my hands on that nice little jar and decided, screw it I’m an artist, let’s do it! Got some nice reference pictures, and hung around in Undercity by the guards for a while to get some screenshots.
Could you walk us through how you made this little guy?
He’s made out of Sculpey oven bake clay and he took a couple of days to make — well to finish. I started with the little wad of clay and just stared mushing it around. It took a couple tries to make sure he was small enough to fit comfortably in the jar. I ended up making his legs out of the same lump for his body (cause he was too tall the first time around). His arms (all three) and head were separate pieces, as were his guts and straps. I had actually carved out the chunk in his tummy, then rolled it thin and filled it back in. The chain is an actual small length of metal chain I had on hand. I wish I could say I was cool enough to have real clay working tools but in all honesty I used my fingernails and an old metal file to do most of it, haha.
When all of that was done, and he was baked and sanded, I broke out the acrylic paints and had at him. Once the paint was dry I actually used a sharpie to make the stitch lines, and a dab more silver paint for the staples. I think, for all the time to make, bake, and paint, took about 3 or so hours. I let him cure overnight and he got a nice helping of clear-coat, after which I had to work the chain so it would remain pliable. I gave him another day to set, signed him on the bottom, and put him in his jar, where he now sits comfortably on my desk, beside a Pepe headband.
That’s all for BlizzCrafts today — but check back next week for another selection of cool Blizzard-themed crafts! Have Blizzard arts and crafts of your own you’d like to see on Blizzard Watch? Send them our way– submissions and suggestions should be sent to liz at blizzardwatch dot com.
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