Tuesday, 8 December 2009

The Redcap

Robin Redcap, goblin fiend. Captured at Hermitage castle, Scotland.








This was a commissioned work, Newest in the line of tiny dead creatures. a Redcap goblin.
as usual I wanted to create a sense of realism, a feral, dirty, ragged goblin who lived by eating rats and insects in the cellar of old Scottish castle. Caught and enshrined century's ago.

I tried to go as far from fantasy as I could and more towards folklore and old forgotten fairytales, partly inspired by Hieronymus Bosch paintings and Inca mummy's.

12 comments:

  1. He is awesome! I can picture his trail of mischief.

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  2. Wow, stunning work. Creepy and beautiful.

    Cheers!

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  3. Hi Jacob: I think this is about the finest most perfectly executed fantasy art piece I have ever seen and I have seen a lot!
    Best Wishes: David

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  4. Jacob, i have stumbled upon your blog and am in awe of your wonderful creations. You bring to life the creatures from worlds of imagination. perfectly!!

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  5. I love this! I love the feral-ness to me the fae would be feral.

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  6. Love this, it really inspired me!

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  7. why did it have to be me I don't believe the stitches but it said somethink perhaps the curator is that way inclined however, its of no concern ... just the way it comes across seems a little to down to earth

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