Storch got plastic surgery.
Not that he needed it…
Seriously, though, Storch’s face has been bugging me. His eyes were lopsided,his mouth was sewn very messily, and I didn’t like that I’d had to give him bushy eyebrows. I was already kind of pissed off that his eyes had to be sort of bulgy, anyway..they simply didn’t read from the front when I put eyes on the sides of his head like he has in my drawings:
What I had really wanted where black eyes with white pupils. That didn’t quite work out either.
But, I felt that if I could clean up his face, and get the sewing straight around his mouth I’d feel better. So I cut off his head,ripped off his eyes and cut a whole new fabric covering for his face.
I’m much more proud of the end product this time.
Of course, all these shots I take with myself are done with a mirror. But he’s pretty symmetrical, with both sides of his face nearly identical.
I especially love his long, long arms. He has only three fingers–well, two fingers and a thumb, actually, and I call his type of arms “Grover” arms. They are simply long tubes of fabric, unstuffed and floppity.
Although I still wish his beak were just a little more pointy, I’m still glad that he came out much tidier, and retains more of the “beady-eyed” look I was trying to accomplish.