Friday, June 09, 2006

Custom Shelled Pademelon and Kiwi-rabbit Friend

The assignment: a rodent-like creature with a pouch.

The solution: a Pademelon and to make it more interesting I added a shell. I researched marsupials on wikipedia and was surprised by how many there are. I have to confess that I got the shell idea from a book I was reading this week while I was coming up with ideas for the Pandemelon. The series is that of Abadazad by JM DeMatteis and Mike Ploog. This is what happens when a comic book gets grabbed by Disney and published by Hyperion. No that its a bad thing. It's quite unlike anything else as it mixes diary with comic book. Each page is full of color and exquisitely done.

Anyway...I figured that the little guy could use a little companion so I started him as a Kiwi and though he would be interested with rabbit ears and a fluffy tail. And there you have it, my thought process.