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Goat

To be perfectly honest, when I first created Goat, he was a dude. But everyone who saw him – and I mean everyone – said ‘her’ and ‘she’, so now Goat is a lovely lady for real. To explain the posture and the background, Goat is a grotesque; that is, she’s a gargoyle that doesn’t spew water (gargoyles are built on the outside of churches to conceal waterspouts, grotesques are just statues of strange and often ugly creatures. I am fond of them.) Instead of being stone, Goat is magically imbued with life. She is the sister and friend of my other grotesque, Whither. They lived together in a European church before being seperated in a move to America. I plan on painting Whither… eventually.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Brother Lady
    Jul 08, 2010 @ 15:09:51

    Ah Wither, how I love him. Goat is loverly too.

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  2. Ashley
    Jul 10, 2010 @ 04:26:12

    Ooohohh, really nice! Awesome job with the painting. 😀
    I especially like the colors, and the background really adds to the whole piece. 🙂

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  3. brian
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 06:26:30

    nice. and now that you’ve made it intentionally female you’ve got your first person who thought it was male until the description was read (go me 😛 ). also, just because of the church setting and the ram horns it brings back delightfully nostalgic memories from playing final fantasy tactics.

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