Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Her mind drifted to thoughts of her husband away fighting in the war, wishing he was here. If John was back from the war, perhaps all this pomp and circumstance with of these gatherings would no longer be necessary. It's tiring work playing pretend to a room full of people I could care less about, she thought while kicking off her shoes and stretching. There was an unexpected grunt from the darkness as her shoe struck something with a soft "thunk" sound. She sat up and strained her eyes to see what was there and to her shock something with dim glowing violet eyes stared back at her. The big dark thing shifted in the darkness and blinked. Her shoe skittered across the floor towards her. Unaware of herself doing this, she roseto her feet and felt frozen to the spot, her lips trembled caught between screaming and saying, what are you? Almost as if it read her mind a silky deep voice answered. "I'm sure you are wondering what I am or perhaps wanting to run away or scream. I assure you, I get that a lot." The creature slipped from the shadows and stretched. It looked like a large black dog with shaggy fur and a long tufted tail like that of a lion. It slinked into a red velvet squashy arm chair and reclined in it, hind legs crossed looking almost human. She watched him intently, catching a faint flash of what appeared to be bat wings, thinking to herself what a strange creature indeed! Without realizing it, Sarah was standing there stiffly clutching the ruffles of her dress over her heart with her mouth open as if still trying to scream or say something.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Here are a few of the centaur and satyr costumes new and old that I have made. It's not a complete listing due to my computer taking a huge dump a few weeks ago. If any of what you see gets you itching to have me make any fanciful creation for you, please feel free to contact me! I do all sort of creatures but mostly centaur costumes and satyr costumes. Enjoy!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Near typical good vs. evil plot set in a modern world on the verge of an apocalypse. The ripple of the fall of this human world into darkness can be felt even beyond their reality as the threat besetting them is a threat to all kinds of life. It is even felt as far away as a world where an ancient race of tiger-like beasts lived. Stirred from his sleep Algezar, leader of his pride, had been riddled with horrific visions caused by the darkness that would eventually consume their world as well. His visions had meaning, it wasn't just a warning, for within this dream there had been a glimmer of hope. He had seen the faces of a pair of human brothers and there was something about them that called to him. Perhaps, going to this world and helping them would be the key to stopping this evil.
Algezar - A very powerful white tiger-beast from a land of perpetual frost. In order to suvive in such a harsh place, they developed magical abilities in order to hunt for prey, find shelter, etc. He is one of their strongest warriors and magic weavers so his leaving to battle this darkness seems like an obvious choice. He is driven with his desire to safeguard his kinds future, despite the misgivings of his people as well as his own to leave them, he travels on the winds to this human reality. This new world is rich with magic even though, ravaged by evil, it seems barren with living things. In no time he discovers his abilities fueled by this new source of untapped magic has increased his power ten fold!
Arthur - The older of the two brothers, he has a tough as nails exterior having gotten them this far on instinct alone. When he and his brother first meet Algezar, they fear it is either one of the "nothings" there to lure them into the darkness or something that plans to eat them. Somehow a bond is formed between them and they travel together looking for clues that will end this evil. Disaster strikes when the darkness forces Algezar to choose which brother to save and as Arthur's life is spared, both he and Algezar can do nothing but listen as his brother is dragged away. Riddled with greif, he blames Algezar for not saving them both and fears his brother is gone for good. He yells at the white tiger and sends him away. In his mind, if he and his brother had never met Algezar, none of this would have happened.
Sam - The younger one of the brothers, he is the sunshine that lights his brother's world. No matter how grim things get, he has a knack to find the silver lining in every situation. Of the two brothers, he is the first to trust Algezar. When the darkness takes him, he finds himself having to face many fearful things on his own and lost in this dark place, he finds the source of all this evil and the key to its plan to spread its evil to other worlds. To do so, this evil entity needs to capture Sam and Arthur. Knowing this plan, Sam finds the strength to fight. Yet one question lingers, will the strength of one little boy, the courage of his brother, and a magical tiger be enough to win against such overwhelming odds?....
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Kevin Barnes as the centaur I made!