venerdì 19 dicembre 2014

SAHARA caracal cat

I've been very busy in the last month or so, developing new designs and trying new ideas. I have developed a no joints design for a caracal. Caracals are fascinating wild cats that have very distinctive face markings, and  black ears with tufts at the top. They are also called desert lynx, although they are no lynx at all.
Needless to say, as soon as I laid eyes on picture of a real caracal, I decided that I had to make one!

Caracals have short fur, so I decided it was the perfect challenge to make a no joints body design. I wanted the body to look as realistic as possible, and jointed limbs can be a problem with short fur as you really see the limb as a separate part of the body. With a one piece design, the look is elegant and natural.
The body is internally wired: from head to spine, all four limbs and the tail.
So, here is SAHARA.

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