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Thursday, July 16, 2009

ADO Art Dolls Only Elements Challenge - Water



OK, without further ado here is my entry for the ADO Art Dolls Only challenge The Elements . Please go visit the ADO blog to see some of the great entries for this challenge.



Introducing for the first time anywhere, the Mergoblin. He is the first of his kind to grace my blog and studio. Several of his relatives are planning a visit real soon. He is a polymer clay one of a kind sculpt. He has a recycled head that was made for an earlier project. The eyes are fresh water pearls that have been dyed. His tail is made from a type of willow tree.

I know the photography isn't spectacular but, I wanted to get him up on the blog in time.


Here is a closer view of his head area.

This is the other side view. He is mounted on a wooden base suspended by a wire inserted into a brass tube. I painted the brass tube blue to match the stand. This was a fun challenge that got me to think outside my usual box. Hope you enjoy him.

50 comments:

ODD imagination said...

this is my kind of goblin! I really love it! I would like to see an even closer shot of his face so I can look into his eyes...

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you for the comment. I am planning on taking more pictures with my better camera.

essie said...

Wow Cody what a great water element.
Great job.

Sarah said...

He's amazing and very inspiring!
I will look out for his friends in the future!

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Essie and Sarah I appreciate the comments.

Susie McMahon said...

I love this, Cody - what a novel concept! He's a unique being.

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Cody, I love your Water Element Art Challenge for ADO. Great job! I absolutely love the colors you used.
Have a great weekend and enjoy the Blog Event.
Cheers

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Susie and Crowhaven, I had a blast making this piece. I am working on two more versions. Relatives of his.

Connie said...

I love him! What great detail on all of the scales.

Mealy Monster Land said...

he is great, love all your detailing and how he really looks like he is gliding thought the water, that tail rocks too!

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you Connie and Mealy Monster Land. I appreciate your comments. I have two more coming along. I just finished sculpting them and have one baked and ready for painting. The other is in the oven now.

Pattee said...

OMG I absolutely LOVE him!!!!

What a creative fellow~
Pattee

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Pattee, for the positive feedback.

Romona said...

Interesting twist on the theme, I like it...Romona

Susan Shaw said...

He is wonderful. Your work is usually outside the box but this one is really out there! Very unique and imaginative.

Алена Елисеева said...

Your Water Element so wonderful and creative. I like all of your colors. Fantastic work!

Abi said...

Wonderful! superb creature! outstanding craftmanship.

Linda said...

Great work, fantastical creature. love him. Lindax

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you Romona, Susan,Aneha, Abi and Linda for you wonderful comments. I appreciate it.

littlebitwired said...

Wonderful! Love the textures and sense of movement in the fins.

DooflinkyDolls said...

Cody, my Cody! Spectacular! You have stretched yet again and raised the bar! This is one of your very best. Oh I want to sit and work with you some more!

Peace,
Joyce

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you Littlebitwired, I appreciate the comments. Oh, my Joyce I would love to work alongside you artist to artist. I am always happy to share what I learn along the way. Thank you for comments. This piece did stretch my wings a bit. I have wanted to use these willow branches for some time now. I used the techniques I taught you all in the mixed media class for most of it.

Knot By Gran'ma said...

This is so cool that I'm at a loss of what to write. I love it though. Great work!

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you Knot by Gran'ma I appreciate that.

Deanna Hogan said...

I love this piece. Amazing how you were able to meld your specialty (goblins) with the water element!

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you Deanna for the comment.

Bonnie said...

What a wonderfully creative piece...I love this!!!!!
Bonnie

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you Bonnie. I appreciate the feedback.

Rama said...

this is creative, imaginative, completely different, beautiful... congratulations!

Bonnie Lee Fontaine said...

Cody,
You NEVER fail to surprise and delight me! He is absolutely fabulous! So organic, he looks almost prehistoric. He's so full of personality, it is bursting right out of him. I look forward to study and research on this newly discovered "species"! Did I say I love him? :oD

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you Rama and Bonnie Lee for the lovely comments on my Mergoblin. I appreciate the feedback.

Christine said...

What a cool piece! I almost want to see him in stop motion.He was created with such imagination~fantatsic!

Catherine said...

Hi nice detail! This is very unique and inspiring! Very creative doll!

christina said...

thanks for your comment on my blog :)
i love this piece! such amazing detail and he really looks like he's moving in the water. i also love his tail and fins.

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you Christine, Catherine and Christine for the lovely comments.

Kaci Marie said...

What a strange and fantastic vision you have in your artwork!

Yve said...

Wow, so colourful and unusual... I keep thinking it's going to fly off! :o)

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you Kaci and Yve for your comments and visiting my blog.

Sprite said...

Hi Cody! Wow what a cool piece! Love the use of the willow bark, you really captured movement. Great piece and interpretation! Thanks so much for visiting and the awesome comment! Truly appreciated. :)

BIG hugs,
Sprite

Cody Goodin said...

Right back at ya Sprite. It was my pleasure to visit your blog and leave a comment on your awesome piece.

Jeanne said...

How cool! He's adorable! (I know, I know, I'm a little different...)
I love your goblins and I love how your mind works!

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Jeanne, I appreciate the comments.

Caroline said...

Very cool!

Las Noches said...

Very cool and original! I love your goblins by the way

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you Caroline and Las Noches for your comments.

Trolineke said...

Great work, wonderfull.
beautiful colors
They are very nice.

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you Trolineke for your comment. It is appreciated.

kay susan said...

Oh my goodness. What an imagination!

Cody Goodin said...

Thank Kay for the comment/

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

So very cool!