This was the first pass made at a design of Hogsqueal done for 'The Spiderwick Chronicles' sculpted and designed by myself, and assisted by sculptor Bill Basso, and my Wife Malena who made the costume. The design was, of course. based on the illustrations from the book series, but much needed to be worked out in making him a 3 dimensional entity. Sadly, they redesigned this character for the film, and in my humble opinion, made it more insipid. Sorry if I offend anyone who was involved in the redisign. I know how these things can quickly turn into mush when designed by commitee.
This statue stood over 3 feet tall, and looked fantastic in person. I never did get to take good photographs of the little guy, so this is the best I have to show for all the work. The shoes are authentic children's shoes from the late 1800's that I found on Ebay. The rest of the crap in his pockets came from one of my old 'junk drawers'. Never underestimate the usefulness of junk drawers!