Davis Spider Update

An update on the Davis Graveyard Spider for SpiderFest 2010…let me just say that I “changed gears”…yes the pun is intended.

A week or so ago I posted some teaser photos of my spider and as the clues suggested it was going to be a steampunk skeleton spider.

My original concept was to make a mechanical body with skeletal legs and head and as sometimes happens the concept wasn’t working and it was time for plan B.

The biggest problem I was having were the head and body proportions plus I really didn’t care for the angle of the legs.

The deciding factor to change my direction was that the spider wasn’t creepy.

The Davis Graveyard is sort of a spooky elegance and the steampunk spider was going in an opposite direction.

So here’s the new spider complete with a  big bulbous body, a skull like head and eight large removable legs to accommodate shipping and storage.

There is still a fair amount of work to be done but I like the direction and think he now has a creep factor worthy of his destination.

I hope they like him.

5 thoughts on “Davis Spider Update”

  1. That is too bad that your ran out of steam. I was really excited to see the original version. That being said, this new spider is very creepy.

  2. ….that is just amazing. Especailly in pictures….pictures are wonderful. You can just send me a picture if you want. That would be awesome :D

    Thanks, looks amazing!!


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