He says his name is gormless Gorm
And he’s blocked out and ready for details.
I’m really glad I jiggled the frame so I could do him all in one go, and I’m loving how his colours turned out.
I do have a bit of a quandary with his details though, because in the original ms his tails both have different patterns even though the bodies are the same. It’s a very subtle difference and it took me ages to notice. At first I thought I should tweak it and make him symmetrical, but I just discussed it with Gareth and he’s quite firmly in favour of the symmetrical option, which must mean that’s the wrong thing to do.
I keep looking at young Gorm here and wondering how he walks because his legs are going in opposite directions. I have concluded that both bodies must pivot back from his neck(s) like beetles wings so they can progress in the same direction – I think the pose he’s displaying here is like a cat making itself big to scare of enemies or predators.
I also tried to discuss this theory with Gareth, who boggled at me and said, “you’re faced with that thing and your first thought is, how does it walk!?!” From which I can only conclude that it must be very boring being Gareth’s brain( he has actually admitted that he used to do all his homework on a Friday night before having fun, the mind simply boggles). Some people have no interest in the natural history of wierdoes.
for the record, Gorm insists that he’s a vegetarian, although he likes eating bunnies cos they taste like carrots.