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I've been trying to get my little fan art website revamped and updated but realise I'm just not getting around to finishing it, so anyway, here's a link to the gallery section of my paintings and sculptures inspired by characters from the novels of my favorite author/artist, Mervyn Peake:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.geocities.com/alfredprunesquallor/gallery.html" target="_blank">http://www.geocities.com/alfredprune...r/gallery.html</a>
 

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When I click on the link I get 'this site is currently unavailable'. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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Well, shoot, Karen...I don't know why it would be doing that... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/help.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":help:">
 

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I'm glad it worked! Thanks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Oh ha ha, that'll teach me to try to share my fannishness...<br><br><br><br>
"exceeded data transfer limit"<br><br><br><br><br><br>
They want me to spend money!
 

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I'm not sure if you know what my "wow" meant, but I just wanted to say that all of your work is awesome. You are very talented! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Oh thank you veggiejanie! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> It bugs me I don't seem to be finding the time to do more, when I have more ideas for paintings, left over from that big period of creativity when I did most of the work on that site, more like some of the work on the "miscellaneous paintings" page and less strictly inspired by the novels themselves. Also, I never finished my project of sculpting all the main characters, I didn't even finish all from the first novel...
 

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Oh thank you veggiejanie! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> It bugs me I don't seem to be finding the time to do more, when I have more ideas for paintings, left over from that big period of creativity when I did most of the work on that site, more like some of the work on the "miscellaneous paintings" page and less strictly inspired by the novels themselves. Also, I never finished my project of sculpting all the main characters, I didn't even finish all from the first novel...</div>
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You're welcome! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Are you still planning on sculpting all of the main characters? How long does it take? I've never tried sculpting anything before, but it seems like it would take a very long time!<br><br><br><br>
Also, how big are they? Just wondering. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> It's kinda hard to tell in the pictures.
 

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I would love to continue the project of sculpting the characters, but I have other pressing interests now, mainly the garden and the sheep, that keep me away from the studio except for paying work. I hope to get back to it some day. I don't think those books will ever lose their appeal to me.<br><br><br><br>
The busts are about 9 inches tall and each took me three to five days of fairly intense work as I recall.
 

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Gorgeous stuff, Ludi! I especially like the sculptures. The way you've stylised the figures reminds me of the illustrations of Paul Kidby, who does a lot of the work for Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. Excellent, really.<br><br><br><br>
You might be interested in taking a look at <a href="http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=18287" target="_blank">Pete Konig's sculpture tutorial</a>. A lot of it is pretty basic and I'm sure you already know a lot of that info, but he has some great ideas about process and texturing. If nothing else, it's awesome to see him making that thing.
 

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Thanks Astarte, that's neat, I always like seeing other peoples' work, though, got to say odd to be directed to a tutorial after a couple decades of being a pro sculptor myself...He has a very different technique from my own, for my personal work, which is quite different from my pro work. I have to say I find Sculpey very hard to work with, I use Classic Clay. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Meant no disrespect to your considerable skills, Ludi! I just enjoy seeing tutorials and process work out of pros whose stuff I could match in skill (and of course those who are way ahead of me too... there are lots <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">), just for different ways of doing things that I may not have throught of. And if nothing else, to see cool stuff. Figured you probably would too!<br><br><br><br>
Pete did that tutorial for the newbies on conceptart.org, but I still got stuff out of it even though I work in illustration and concept art. That particular sculpture unfortunately got broken taking it out of the car in San Francisco... a shame, but he didn't seem too bothered by it.<br><br><br><br>
I loved Irma Prunesquallor and Flay the best out of all of the gormenghast pieces. The face, posture and that really prominent clavicle on Irma are just all really fun to look at. Something about that third picture of Flay.. he looks like he could start talking. I haven't read the books, but I've been meaning to for years.
 

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I'd love to see them, but the page isn't available. You should think about setting up a flikr account: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/flikr/" target="_blank">http://www.flickr.com/photos/flikr/</a>
 

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Thanks Astarte, no, didn't mean to seem offended or anything! No matter what, there's always more to learn! Plus, it's always fun reading stuff from a fellow "monster-maker" like old home week, Phil Tippett, Stan Winston, etc. Though I never worked with those two, I worked with others who did. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> In fact, seeing the armature part of the tutorial reminded me how weak I am in the armature department, I get so eager to do the clay part I often do very poor armatures, which in the case of the Gormenghast sculptures resulted in the total collapse of the bust of the Doctor, who definitely would have benefited from some good arm and hand armatures! Sad especially since someone offered to buy that sculpture of the Dr, and his sister Irma, but I have not recreated him, nor made a mold of her. The only one of those sculptures which made it into permanent form was Fuchsia. Of them all, I think Flay is the most accurate to my vision of him and how he is drawn and described by Peake.<br><br><br><br>
Thank you gaya! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Thanks Elena, I do have another photo site (Picturetrail) for my other work, this is just fan art stuff of my favorite fictional character. Here's the home page of the website, but there may be lots of broken links, messy code, and missing pages, as I've never finished it: <a href="http://www.geocities.com/alfredprunesquallor/" target="_blank">http://www.geocities.com/alfredprunesquallor/</a><br><br><br><br>
In my copious free time maybe I'll get the darn thing updated.....
 

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Ludi, you're wonderful. I looked at your stuff last night and then looked at them for the longest time earlier today.<br><br><br><br>
peering at flowers, irma and flay are my favorites.
 

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Thanks, I'm glad you're enjoying them! I love to share...and if it can get people interested in Mervyn Peake's work, all the better. Credit where credit is due!<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.mervynpeake.org/" target="_blank">http://www.mervynpeake.org/</a> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/notworthy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":wayne:">
 
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