toy #2 in my endangered and ugly animals project, the babirusa! a kind of pig native to Indonesia, babirusa have an extra set of tusks that never stop growing. time willing, they will grow to almost a full circle. They're used mainly to lock together in combat to turn the opposing pig over, kind of like how stag beetles fight. For their impressive looks, the tusks are actually quite fragile, so fights are rare, and the tusks are more for show than function. Babirusa are mainly endangered due to habitat loss and being hunted for bushmeat.
the sculpture is about 4 1/2 inches tall, and 7 1/2 inches long.
made of sculpey, with detail paint in acrylics.
the project has gone in a bit of a different direction, my advisor wants me to work on deep sea fish toys (which i am TOTALLY fine with, i love them so much). so expect creepy fish in the near future.