It is dangerous to friend a crafter, doubly so if they have access to a heat gun.
Way back in October, when I was wide eyed and dewy about this book idea I had, I threw out an idea to a couple of my internet friends that I'd make them a cake topper for their coming wedding. I'd try to do whatever they wanted.
And they came back with a pair of Chtulhus. Okay, okay, all nice, I'll get to it sometime in January once I've got this writing thing done. Yeah... (I will finish this book, I swear! Put down the poison tipped quills!)
I started with the basic boring shape of some clay rolled and kneeded into a blobby shape approaching humanoid. I wanted something kind of cute but not that cute. You know that really rotund polymer clay look? Yeah, I wanted to avoid that like a soul eating elder god.
But onward, they still need their wings and eyes (I always leave eyes for last. I did it with all my adipose ornaments as well. This probably says a lot of Freudian things about me) and adorable little bows because bows are cool.
So of course this just leaves painting, again I wanted to go not that fancy. No dark shades and lumpy skin. Just some shading on the tentacles and small bit of muscle tone I gave them.