Pretty much immediately after we made Naga, a staggering number of people suggested we should make a Pabu… and due to some late supplies, for a change we had a little spare time. This guy was a good exercise in ‘okay now make that 37% cuter. No, cuter than that even. Cuter. DANGEROUSLY CUTE.’.
Straight up cute isn’t necessarily something we do often (we’re weird, and like ugly/grumpy/monstrous things) so this was a bit of a departure.
Also a little tough to paint something 3-dimensional in a style that aped the animation…. but tough in a good way.
Like Naga, Pabu is articulated using ball and socket joints, from head to tail to toe. He’s a little under two feet long, so I THINK he’s roughly to scale. His head and feet are hand sculpted, then painted and sealed and assembled with his faux fur body.
We don’t often keep things, but Pabu is going to stay with us, and if all goes well, should be the perfect accessory to Bones’ costume for Costume Con in April.
Pabu and his design for those not in the know, are from a show we highly recommend you check out, The Legend of Korra.
Cute stuff! I really like the pose in the second pic.