Update 10 years later:: Mike just pointed out that Forest Rogers is, in fact, a male. My apologies for my use of the opposite pronouns below. And further heartfelt accolades to Mr. Rogers.
Um, yeah. So I was bloggy linking today... and discovered a new genius artist. No. Really. look:
Her work is more beautiful than beautiful, which to me equals a genius talent. Her name is Forest Rogers and from what I can tell, among other types of works, she sculpts the most exquisite miniature mythical creatures I've seen. There's a transcendent quality in her art, that surpasses the merely human experience for me.
And what's more, she has generously shared one of her methods of making perfect delicate better-than-life-like wings for her beings that sincerely dropped my jaw to the ground.
People, will you please look at these luscious wings!?
Now I know exactly how to make Yanu's wings! And the Queen Bees' and the Handicapped Butterflies!
And then look at the wonderful hip fin she's added to one of her water faerie/mermaids?! And also note the sensational way she's found to cover nude breasts?! I'll be doing and underwater version of this on my Kyra.
I am so thankful to her for these sublime inspirations for the project. These are the kinds of details that make all the difference in making a vision real.
Please visit Forest Rogers for more of her art, tutorials, and tips at her blog.