Davis Spider Update

September 15th, 2010

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.

 

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Davis Graveyard SpiderFest 2010

September 5th, 2010

You’ve heard of the Davis Graveyard right?


Have you heard about SpiderFest 2010?


The Davis Graveyard SpiderFest 2010 is a group prop idea where anyone can build a spider, send it off to the Davis Graveyard and it will be displayed in a big old willow tree during the month of October.


Sounds fun right?


Well after seeing a couple of incredible spiders that were created for this festive event I thought it would be fun to participate.


For some inspiration you can check out Mr. Chicken’s very cool spider or Pumpkinrot’s creepy creation.


I’ve got a few more days of work to go before my entry is complete, in the meantime enjoy a couple of teaser pics.




Yes it will be a spider and no I’m not just blowing steam, you have not been punk’d.


One final thing.. it’s made from papier mache.

 

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