halloween drawings

If you have a spare moment …pop over to instagram and find me at…

.instagram.com/samscuriouscreatures/where I am doing some spooky halloween drawings for the #mabsdrawlloweenclub
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Vincent and Vanessa Vespertilio …

My two latest Curious Creatures – Children of the Piper, art dolls will be available to buy from  4p.m g.m.t  today in my etsy shop www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SamsCuriousCreatures

but only for a limited time, as I’m in the midst of a house and studio move – yikes – and will be closing the shop in a few days time until I am set up in the new studio xxx this one

Vincent and Vanessa Vespertilio

My two latest Children of the Piper dolls are now finished = the vampire siblings Vincent and Vanessa.

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”Time really begins to drag when you’re undead; especially if you’re a child.

And making new friends is practically impossible.

Any potential candidates are usually getting tucked up into bed when you’re being dragged out of yours. Sleepovers could be a solution, but apparently no one wants to risk a sleepover at a vampire’s house. No matter how friendly Vanessa tried to make her face, or how many invitations she sent out with little hand drawn promises not to bite guests, no one ever seemed willing to accept. She’d long since given up trying.  Who needed friends anyway, they just turned into adults.”

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to read more of their stories and to see more pictures = /https://samcrowsculptures.wordpress.com/2016/08/11/vincent-and-vanessa-vespertilio/

I will be popping them for sale in my etsy shop on Sunday 14th August at 4p.m gmt.=

www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SamsCuriousCreatures

The New Curious Creatures are coming to life ….

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… to be brought to life!

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i’m busy painting their faces and making tiny wigs …

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six wigged and painted – onto the next …

I am working on a commission for Jo and Jen…

I am busy working on a commissioned art doll for Jo from Jo Letchford Mosaics, the Old High Street, Folkestone ( wonderful mosaics…go see! www.joletchfordmosaics.co.uk  )– for her daughter Jen, and two new art dolls

they are now finished…so keep moving down the page to see them … All three are now SOLD

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here they are from almost the beginning after I had made the faces etc…coming to life…

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001 002004005c she is finished…and as I went on, she told me her story which I will write down, but as I worked, and she came more and more to life, she was very vocal about  what her clothes needed to look like… for example I wondered why she insisted on the little cross/ dagger hanging against her chest, which had to be visible and the leather high collar that encased her neck, and the leather armor around vulnerable pulse points…then i realised…she is a vampire hunter… and her needs became clear…

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e her crow f hidden hand-held stakes

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an assortment of stakes for her crossbow..silver, wooden, wood with silver ….

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k and a travel bag with all her other necessary vampire hunting equipment…the bag closes and opens.

l and contains removable items…bible, hand held stakes, a wooden mallet, a wooden cross, a silver cross and  holy water in bottles 159 a2 a1 m

200All three come with their own story in a little book, and a certificate of authenticity…these ones are Clara’s, the vampire hunter.

bready for the fight…bringing death to the undead!

t  Then I turned my attention to this little lady who was equally vocal  …she is the Morrigan from celtic myth

nop and when she saw her friends amor she insisted on her own, but in a very different style, with crow claw-like fierce boots, leather, chains, metal chest and back plates…

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y she has a feathered shoulder piece, a crow skull head-piece, and a bone stick / baton  through her hair…

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And …  the boy…

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Mr. Messori, Felix to his friends!

I made the fabric for his jacket and topper from cotton, feathers, leather, various pieces of chain and links, ribbon, suede and lots and lots of stitching!

jlmHis motto written on black card , tucked into the ribbon trim on his hat and a close up of his crow…one of his symbols / incarnations even… and the two sides of his face grim / sad …

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o His book – the ars moriendi…leather bound wih tiny little copies of pages of one of the real ones from the library of congress…and a close up of the fabric I made for his skinny fits…p

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Finially! Keep checking in and I will add their stories- I am cluching a biro and scribbling as I type this!

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