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.