Sunday, 12 October 2008

The Star Beast

The cruel, the terrible, the evil, the Most High Beep of the Meeps....


The Meeps were an advanced and peaceful race, who lived in harmony and happiness until their natures were radically altered by their planet's orbit passing close to the Black Sun. The Black Sun radiation mutated them into an aggressive, expansionist species who began to mercilessly conquer and subjugate other planets. After the deaths of countless billions, the Meep fleet was destroyed by Wrarth peace keepers, but their leader, the Most High Beep, escaped to Earth where his cute and fluffy outward appearance hides his true nature as a malevolent, homicidal conqueror and dictator.

And yes... I now realise I got his ears wrong... took me bloody ages, and these were the third attempt and I was happy enough until I had another look at the comic and thought sod it, it'll do.... I'm no sculptor, but I'm happy with it... aside from the ears, the other difference from the comics is the colour, the original strip was black and white, but in the colourised reprints he has blue fur and purple skin... now I was happy with the sculpted fur, but to paint fur a non-fur colour and expect it to look like fur is asking a bit much for my sculpting efforts so I went with white... I think this fits him better and makes him more cute and fluffy looking in the eyes of humans than blue would... besides I seem to remember reading that Dave Gibbons based him on his cat (hence the tongue sticking out all the time)...

And a quick comparison with the 10th Doctor. Beep needs matting down a bit more I think.... God I miss Dullcote...

3 comments:

Paul said...

Superb! I remember the strip well from my youth reading DWM

Paul

Dave said...

Completely awesome. He's wonderful. If you cast him, I would buy him.

edward said...

I so want one of those