I finally finished my Mighty Muggs Custom for the Charity Show at The Labyrinth! :D
Introducing... Two of Spades!
Two of Spades is a Card Soldier who works for the Queen of Spades in Wonderland. If you thought the Queen of Hearts was nasty, you're in for a surprise! Like the Hearts, the Spade clan is also known for beheading except they don't play a game of hedgehog croquet with flamingo mallets to pass the time before killing you, they just simply behead you on the spot. This Two is particularly deadly, and gets called for execution duty quite frequently since he is "good at it" (whatever that means... ask the Queen of Spades, that's what she said!). When he's not beheading prisoners, he tends to his small 2 x 2 garden plot that is filled with the most beautiful and fragrant purple roses. Who knew Two had a sensitive side!
Once again I was inspired to create something in the theme of Alice In Wonderland. :) I wanted this design to be really bold, since the Mighty Muggs figure stands so proudly and confident as if he's going into battle. I immediately thought of a card suit soldier, and to me the Spade suit seems like the strongest design. At first I wanted to recreate the "painting the roses red" scene and I was planning to sculpt a paintbrush in his hand with dripping red paint, but I didn't have enough time to do that. And red drips without a paintbrush would have looked too much like blood (not paint) which would have been cool, but not the look I was going for so I scrapped that idea. I still wanted to make a Spade Soldier, but I decided to just go for the black & white colour scheme instead.
"Two began, in a low voice, "why, Miss, the fact is, this ought to have been a red rose tree, and we put a white one in by mistake, and if the Queen was to find it out, we should all have our heads cut off. So, you see, we're doing our best, before she comes, to--" At this moment Five, who had been looking anxiously across the garden called out "the Queen! the Queen!" and the three gardeners instantly threw themselves flat upon their faces. There was a sound of many footsteps, and Alice looked round, eager to see the Queen."
~ Alice's Adventures Under Ground, Chapter 4