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The Skull of Brown Jenkin by JasonMcKittrick The Skull of Brown Jenkin by JasonMcKittrick
"This object was the partly crushed skeleton of a huge, diseased rat, whose abnormalities of form are still a topic of debate and source of singular reticence among the members of Miskatonic’s department of comparative anatomy."
The skull of the human-faced demonic rat familiar of Keziah Mason preserved in a glass dome with a numbered description tag from Miskatonic University.
(Dome measures 8" x 5")

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Bestiarius Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
I really like this skull, and the idea behind to create a collection of props related to this particular story. But to play devilīs advocate (well, I know Iīm a smartass, and Iīm really sorry for this), I have to admit I donīt like the shape of the teeth that much, because they are all canine-shaped and somewhat, well, unfitting. Of course, Brown Jenkin is a totally unatural being, neither human nor rat, and probably more demonic, so there is no biological justification that it should have other teeth. However, itīs quite common to portray all kinds of monsters and even normal predatory mammals for example, with stereotypical caniniformous teeth, but in reality at least nearly all mammals have a heterodont dentition, whereas such "monster-teeth" are highly unusual. I know it needs more time to sculpt molars and premolars and different shapes of them, but I can really enhance a model. Keeping in mind Brown Jenkinīs particualar taste for blood, the dentition of a vampire bat could be interesting as an example: [link]
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JasonMcKittrick Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
It's a fictitious inter-dimensional rat monster and I actually think the piece would have been less successful if it didn't have "monster teeth". The time it takes to sculpt the extra teeth had nothing to do with it. "Highly unusual" was the way to go considering the content of the story.
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Bestiarius Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Well, as I said, given the origin of Brown Jenkin, it could well have monster teeth, it was just an idea that it could also have a more heterodont dentition vaguely similar to those of humans or rats. And of course itīs your sculpture anyway, and I donīt feel good to directly criticize the stuff other people created.
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JasonMcKittrick Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
It's all good. Just really enjoyed doing a straight up monster piece.
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Bestiarius Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
I suppose I am possibly somewhat hypercritical when it comes to teeth, not only because Iīm a huge zoology nerd and have sculpted complex teeth structures for many many times. So I try normall to give sculptures a somewhat more heterodont and complex dentition, like in this Feejee mermaid:
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The teeth are only from sculpey, so they have sadly no translucience.
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JasonMcKittrick Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
They make translucent Sculpey.
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Bestiarius Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Yes I know, but itīs a quite inhomogenous effect, and thereīs no way to mix it to get any other colour. I could use some of the stuff used for temporary appliance, as this stuff looks really very good, is very hard, easy to work with, but sadly quite expensive as well.
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Gemmfyre666 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
awesome
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Wolf-Man-97 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks creepy....I really need to read more Mythos Stories.....all I've read is "the cats of ulthar" Shadow over innsmouth" and "call of cthulhu"
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JasonMcKittrick Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Yes I would say you should definitely read more stories!
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