October 28 - The Torn Queen

Halloween Advent 2011 - Figure Calendar

 

"Dark is the tomb, yet holdeth but one fear

In all its chill and silent majesty,

Lest I should lie divorced from all held dear

An exile yet—and ever still to be.

I never trod upon a foreign shore

But in my heart a flitting shade would rise

To whisper ‘Haste, else thou return no more,

Who could not rest save under native skies.’"

 

— Dora Shorter

 

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* Non-LEGO: Collar, Hands (modified)

  • Morgan190 4y

    Drawing on a couple different sources for today's figure...

    1) I forget who it was, but last year someone requested I work on a Slender Man figure. I never got around to that figure specifically but realized that for me, even without making that exact character, a lot of its creepiness is the idea of those elongated, grasping hands reaching out to grab you in the dark. I've been happy with the oversized hands concept before and wanted to revisit it for another figure.

    2) I really like the collectible cavewoman's stitched-together torso design. The front side is decent enough (if somewhat specific), but turn it around and you're really getting interesting: paired with her same legs, there's an excellent "stitched together" feel there to work with.

    3) The last influence should be obvious: I wanted to create my own spin on the classic mummy monster.

    After identifying those three elements, it was just a quick hop-skip-jump to combine them and end up with the Torn Queen. The overall graphic feel was to make it seem like she's just torn herself away from the wall (her tomb).
  • Gabriel Thomson 4y

    D: D: D: That is genuinely scary!
  • Gregorovich9 4y

    Very creepy indeed...

    I don't completely understand her backstory; is she a doll did you say? Anyway, the figure itself is just too good. Those hands are perfect, and combined with that face you've got one terrifying minifig!

    Good work!
  • Morgan190 4y

    Not a doll, just a queen who was torn apart (for reasons unknown) and put back together.
  • Shadow Viking 4y

    " it was just a quick hop-skip-jump..."
    oh?
  • Victor Fernandez 4y

    Morgan190 Man I can't stair at this one long. It is genuinely scarey. You managed to take a toy and horrify it. :S I feel like shes about to grab me through the screen. I can't even go back to look at the back ground details... *tries* .... shivers*

    Do you remember where the hands came from?
  • Morgan190 4y

    I think they're from PlayArts' Final Fantasy figures?
  • Shilo Parker 4y

    Morgan190
    Aerith to be exact.
  • Tyler Thompson 4y

    Poor Aerith :(

    But great fig :D
  • K.Kreations 4y

    :0 Way cool!
  • andhe :-) 4y

    All the others have been good, but this is the first one to genuinely freak me out... it's the hands...
  • Nathaniel Ng 4y

    man this really creeps me out ~(T_T)~
  • Billy Riner 4y

    This is great! I really love the hands! :-)
  • yoshix 4y

    Greatness!
  • legorevolution 3y

    Those hands are so creepy. Well done with this fig. Hits hard, at least for me...
  • Thanks for 5k views! :) 3y

    Those hands.... Great one!
  • CyberAlien312 3y

    this is scary! :O
  • YendisHD 3y

    Gabriel Thomson

    I know!! Wowzers.
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