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This is my first post on Creature Spot.  Man, there are some amazing artists on this site!   Here's a few of my sculptures going back from 2007 to the present.   By the way, the chicken's name is Arthur. 

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Sperm whale fellow, and Arthur Chicken are my faves, but these are all enviably badass.
Arthur is phenomenal.

Crab woman and the Balinesian are also attention traps.
If you, Aris, and Laurel would just kidnap me and perform a sculpting-based creativity intervention, I wouldn't fight. So... you know. Just puttin that out there.

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWilliam B. Hand

WOH!

They are all just extraordinary. Damn, I'm speechless.
Amazement mixed with jealous rage. :O

Being an amphibian enthusiast, the frog girl on her Toady creature is particularly inspiring.
Your sculpted detail of the folds, musclulature and textures are amazing, but to capture the EXACT look of that squishy translucent flesh with your paint work.. just flawless.
Great you included his poison nodes as well.

Do you ever produce resin kits? Cause that might be the coolest sculpture I've ever seen..
Is it unprofessional to ask that?

My apologies if so. Probably not the place for it.. I just want one. 8D

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrobb

Me too!

October 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarce

David Meng, this is the most incredible post this blog has seen in a while, and that's saying a hell of a lot! Amazing, outstanding works. My favorite is the crab rider. What an incredible and bizarre (indeed, incredibly bizarre) design! Your shapes, your poses, your textures, all amazing! Excellent scale on the sperm-whale giant. Your female figures show that you can sculpt beauty with as much skill as grotesque strangeness, so kudos for that.

Question: does that toad beast have boobs for eyes?

October 12, 2010 | Registered CommenterCory Trego-Erdner (Moai)

Exceptional work!!! Truly inspiring stuff!! The perfect combination of fantasy and realism!
Thanks for sharing and looking forward to more!
The cellar god is my favorite!

October 12, 2010 | Registered CommenterAris Kolokontes

Hi William, Robb, Marce, Cory and Aris- thank you very, very much for your kind comments. Cory, to answer your question, yes. The toad monster absolutely has boob-eyes. I was almost going to give him tied-up sausage ends for eyes, but that proved a little too weird. :)

October 13, 2010 | Registered CommenterDavid Meng

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THE EYES HAVE IT:
I love that woman on the toad one even more now that I know it has boob eyes, and I love that crab-rider one way more now after looking at it a bit closer and realizing that I was misinterpreting the eyes -- now that I see they are crabby stalk eyes, it has cranked the whole piece upward several notches. I've looked at these again each day since you posted 'em. Just so great. Thx again!

p.s. Great job on your District 9 stuff btw!

October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWilliam B. Hand

I too, keep returning each day to scope these guys out.
And I keep finding new things upon each closer inspection.

I regret asking if you offer kits of such remarkable work:
It is far too high-end to mass produce fine-art achievements like these.

But that does bring me to another question: Do you ever have gallery shows?
I believe these would really be even more jaw-dropping in person.

The photos are really nicely done, but I want to see the actual scale, and detail up close!

October 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrobb

Hey Robb and William,

Thanks William about D9! And I'm flattered that you asked me if I did kits or not, Robb. I tend to make my pieces too big for most kits, so if I were to do one, I'd have to have production in mind and make smaller figures. I have very little time outside my job and haven't seriously considered the idea yet, but I hope one day I can get it together and do a kit or two.

Some of the pieces pictured here are on display in Shanghai at the moment, and will be going into a gallery in New Zealand straight afterwards. I hope one day I'll be able to get an exhibition in LA. It'd be great to do some life-sized work. Thanks again guys!

October 16, 2010 | Registered CommenterDavid Meng

Good, very good! ! ! Thank you to let me see these articles and pictures, it's cool, I'm very excited, which to me is incredibly, I finally found the soul mate and your works not only real, and vivid! I love to see you as soon as possible, hope you update of work!!!Miu Miu bags

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