Creating Critters - Nightcrawler

Creating Critters - 2020

Nightcrawler by Bear P.

“My animal is called the Nightcrawler.  It is a mammal that lives in the temperate rainforest.  It is a carnivore that eats mice and deer.  It is as big as a panther with two horns right above its big, brown eyes that help it see at night.  It has snake-like scales on its body for armor, spikes on its back, and sharp teeth to take down its prey.  It has whiskers, hyena-like paws, and a furry tail with a sharp spike at the end that it can use to defend itself.  During the day the Nightcrawler finds a spot to sleep by itself but at night it comes out and lives in a group of other Nightcrawlers.”
“I picked Nightcrawler because it was obviously a really cool creature.  I thought the picture was incredible, and the background information really made me want to work on this project.  If I could have a real Nightcrawler for a pet, I think that'd be awesome.  I'm currently employed full time as a librarian and have worked in the professional art world for about 20 years.  I went to art school for graphic design and then earned a Master's degree in Art History.  I was lucky to have a fantastic drawing to work with from the start.  When I saw it, I thought it would be fun to make a 3-d version of Nightcrawler with moveable parts.   (The arms and legs, tail, and head can be adjusted as long as it's done carefully).  I like to work with materials that I find at the hardware store, and my garage is always full of odds and ends from all kinds of woodworking, mechanical, and tinkering projects.” – Dave Horalek