The Snailtaur is generally a friendly creature, though they can be fierce when need be. Living in the swamplands of the world, they protect the helpless creatures, and fend off human population of these areas with their magical spells. Snailtaurs camouflage into their environment by sinking back into their shell. Their hair grows to look like grasses and weeds you would find common in swamplands. The unexpected burst of color through their body is used to confuse their predators and humans. Although a protector of the swamplands the Snailtaur does have natural enemies, such as hawks, eagles, some ruthless humans, and carnivorous beasts.
Snailtaurs would, at first glance, seem to be defenseless, but as earlier mentioned, they posses great magical powers derived from nature. They carry staves that are adorned with magical talismans they’ve collected during their studies to become powerful magical beings. Their massive upper body strength also helps them when they do occasionally get into physical combat.
Finding a Snailtaur is said to be the best of luck. Humans who befriend Snailtaurs will be quite fortunate as they share a common thread with the creature. Having a Snailtaur in your Home will bring fortune and luck.
poppet inspired body and jointing. Poppet abs tutorial used (
Shell is a wet felted vessel.
Snail bit is scraps ironed onto fussible interfacing, then crazy stitched for security.
Hair is a hand made piece of felt, cut into pieces to resemble swamp weeds
Staff is a warped wooden knitting needle, painted, sparkled, leather wrapped, and adorned with 'Magical talismans"- glass beads, feathers, wood beads.
The Snailtaur was Created for Rlynn, in the Weird Stuffy Swap. It was born from her theme "Swamplands". He was a blast to make and really dug me out of a creative hole! I was sad to see him go, but know he's very well loved in his new home!