Gyarados Hiking Staff

 

To celebrate the resurgence of Pokemon popularity I decided to make a walking stick for any potential pokemon trainers playing the new game to take with them while they’re catching pokemon.

This staff took a good amount of time to complete and was at times very frustrating to make with several tiny hiccups occurring in the creation process, but thankfully they weren’t able to detract from the finished project.

A Gyarados wraps around the top of the staff and I used a wood burner to create its outline. Below the hand grip are three Magikarp and all four pokemon were colored using metallic inks.

The hand grip is made of tightly wound black colored raw hide and covered with a clear sealer for protection. The staff itself is covered in several coats of polyurethane for the same purpose and comes to a height of 61”.

I’m considering making other pokemon staffs and including team colors and symbols from the new game as well as original pokemon type symbols.

Artist: J.R. Goslant

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Stargate SG-1 Hiking Stick

I’ve been wanting to do some fan art related projects for a while and this is hopefully the first of many! A Stargate SG-1 hiking stick is the perfect accessory for exploring our little patch of the universe, or as a means of self defense against Jaffa in close combat!

All 39 stargate glyphs (including Earth’s point of origin) are burned into a piece of sturdy oak and filled with gold ink then covered with three coats of polyurethane for aesthetics and protection from the elements. The staff stands at 68.5”.

Artist: J.R. Goslant

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