This is the super-secret project I was working to finish in time for Dragon*Con last weekend. The only reason it was super-secret is because I don't like to reveal things unless they are done, and there was always an air of uncertainty about whether or not I'd finish this.
Thankfully, I did, and I'll be uploading the photo collage of the finished version shortly.
He was made to sit on my shoulder, but because of limited time (and his big, fat head), that did not become a reality. Instead, I Velcro'd the life out of his bottom and put Velcro tape on one of my wristbands and had him (wobbly, and somewhat uncomfortably) on my arm.
This is my first finished sculpture in my entire life, and I'm actually quite proud of it. It was really hard to do away with the sculpture itself when it came time to mold the sucker, but it had to be done. The only thing I regret (life and learn, of course) is that one of his arms is way longer than the other, but that can be fixed in post-work.
And yes, his face is intentionally blank. I wanted him to resemble the character model in The Wind Waker - the only polygonal extrusion was his nose, giving him the appropriate appearance of a rather flat face. Plus, if I plan to make more of them in the future from the same mold, I can paint on a new face with a different expression if I choose.
Anyway, the finished, fully-painted version will show up in my main gallery shortly.
Until then, enjoy and tell me what you think!
Sculpture and photos (c) me, Link (c) Nintendo.