Danelle Vierkant
Glendale, CA, USA

Judging Highlight:

“This creature truly captures the spirit of The Dark Crystal in design as well as execution. Beautifully sculpted.”
– Wendy Froud

Creature Backstory:

This creature would have existed before the crystal cracked. He is wise, friendly and long lived. This creature is a mix of the Land Strider and Garthim. It has large armor plated upper front legs and some on the back. I rounded the profile to seem more menacing like the Garthim. It would have lived in forested areas and roamed in pairs. Its rib cage is fashioned like the rib cage worn on the scientist Skeksis back. A possible relic from a time and a creature long past. The Land Strider has been a favorite creature of mine ever since I saw it for the first time in the theater as a kid. I have always wanted to create one and I hope you like my version of it.

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