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Attempt number two AOW by Backsackandjack Attempt number two AOW by Backsackandjack
EDIT 3: Ok so I lied about edit 2 being the last one, so sue me. I've had to make a few major changes including the weapon ends (as you can see new ones are still WIPS) and I need to tidy the whole piece up a little.

The style I've used on the necklace is a new one, but it's growing on me, probably just need to practice a bit more.

EDIT 2: Last update before the finished piece with paint.

Just have weapon work and ornaments left to finish now, plus a couple of other bits and pieces, but it's pretty much there now.

EDIT: New photos for you and links below to more photos, going with a fist smashing rock which is why you have those bizarre chunks, at the moment they're just there to add thickness and shape to the next layer.


So as you may or may not have seen the large Lizardman I sculpted for Avatars of war turned out to be too large for the range.

Although it's annoying when things like these happen, it's primarily my fault for getting carried away and adopting the Pete Jackson mantra of "make it bigger".

Never one to get too knocked down and perhaps too special enough to admit defeat, I've already begun on a replacement, definitely smaller and with much longer arms.

I've been drawing on the work of Allan Carassco (hideously talented miniature sculptor) and so have come up with a design for a great weapon wielding monster of a lizard. You can't see it yet but I'm also drawing on real life lizards and so this one will be using a lot of inspiration taking from the thorny devil and so covered in a large amount of spikes and scales, though I'm determined to add some variety to make this one stand out from all previous lizard sculpts.

More to come soon.

Sculpted with kneadatite, wire and patience.

Additional angles below:
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GerethBR Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Has this piece been finished? Will it be cast by AoW?
Backsackandjack Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've no idea what's happening on that.

I sculpted and finished it a while back and Felix has it, but I've no idea if or when it's going to see production.
Willlake Featured By Owner May 25, 2014   Digital Artist
I can literally hear the echoing roar from this fella, nice one'
Backsackandjack Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks mate.
Doomedlioness Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm not a big fan of lizards but this one looks great ;)
Backsackandjack Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, glad you like it.
albatrash Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
I'm GREEN with envy. Great work. It really is a fine art(not just a hobby).
ForestRogers Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
A Formidable Personage!!
Backsackandjack Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :la:
Wood-Splitter-Lee Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This one is exceptionally exquisite! So much detail and the proportions are phenomenal and my goodness...If those are you're fingers in the picture, it is even more impressive at such a small scale! :jawdrop:
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