Miniature Masterpiece Countdown – #5

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Wendigo by somcleverusername

The Wendigo is a Native American legend about  abouta horrifying man-eating monster. It has recently made it into popular culture and fiction, but no matter the source, it is a truly terrible nightmare.

The twisted and unnatural presence described in these legends was captured in this week’s number 5 Miniature Masterpiece. The technical skill required to craft the horns in the face (particularly the tongue) is exceptional, but what really made this miniature standout to me was its ability to capture the spirit of the subject. This particular creature is unsettling just like the stories of the Wendigo, and the designer’s ability to mirror the spirit of the subject matter is why it’s on this week’s countdown.

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