Saturday, September 22, 2012

World Rhino Day 2012

Today is World Rhino Day. I don't know who decides these "days" but I will take that opportunity and show you an older scene made by me. ;-)
 It won the 2008 3rd place Beginner doll category of Jack Johnston's annual Prosculpt scholarship contest.
And here is the story I was thinking up while sculpting the animal and rider:
Once upon a time there was a medicine man somewhere in the wild savannahs of Africa. As he was getting old he decided to take on an apprentice so his work would be continued once he passes away. Chumbo was the boy he chose to be his successor.

One day someone sent for the old man to heal him in a remote place somewhere out in the wilds. As he was really getting old, he completely forgot to take the bag with the most important healing herbs and crushed bones with him. So he sent Chumbo on his way. It was a long way back to the medicine man's hut so Chumbo was allowed to ride the old man's rhino, which was a great honour.

Chumbo the Medicine Man's Apprentice is a one-of-a-kind 1:10th scale full body sculpt. He is 13 cm (5 inches) tall and made of polymer clay riding his masters rhino which is 14 cm ( 5.5")tall and 23cm (9") long. It is made of paper clay with a strong wire amature inside. The saddle is made of a velvetlike but stiff fabric and embellished with beads and linen floss.

Wish you a wonderful weekend.


Rosamargarita said...

Es una historia hermosa, y el personaje es fantástico!
Un trabajo precioso.
Un abrazo
GRACIAS por no tener palabra de verificación

The Old Maid said...

Awesome duo! Well deserved award! Have a nice weekend too, Christine!

Drora's minimundo said...

Wow Christine! You are a master sculptor! I love the story!
Hugs, Drora

Mins said...

Totally loving world rhino day now I've met your little rhino!! Thanks for sharing him with us, he's adorable!
Hugs, Mins xx

Ascension said...

Hola Christine
No me extraña que ganases un premio, es una verdadera maravilla.
Me ha encantado la historia.
besitos ascension

Ilona said...

Hi Christine! What a beautiful story, I like it :D! Your doll and the rhino are gorgeous, amazing work! Thanks for sharing on World Rhino's day!!
Hugs, Ilona

Giac said...

Hello Christine!
Wonderful! You really did a great job on this one! i love the story that inspired it. Very well done!
Big hug,

ChariPili said...

creo que estuviste en africa en etiopia el año nuevo se celebra el 11 de septiemre mil besotes

Sans! said...

Christine, that's one awesome team. That rhino is incredible and your doll is so vibrant. Well and truly deserved win!

I have always loved your unique creations. This one (and that genie) is one of my favorites!