Peter’s dragon on flagon

Queenstown youngster Peter Bodie-Healy shows the flagon he designed with Weta Workshop staff...
Queenstown youngster Peter Bodie-Healy shows the flagon he designed with Weta Workshop staff member Jade Valour. PHOTO: LOUISE SCOTT

Queenstown youngster Peter Bodie-Healy’s creativity has been recognised by Wellington’s Weta Workshop.

The 13-year-old, who visited the Academy Award-winning studio earlier this year, will have his art work showcased on a dragon flagon.

It came about after meeting artist Jade Valour — a tour guide at the studio.

She usually creates them using images from Weta artists.

After being ‘‘impressed’’ by his sketches she made an offer.

If he supplied drawings she would create Peter’s own dragon flagon which would go on sale in the shop.

Peter can’t believe his luck.

‘‘It’s really cool, a really cool feeling to be working with Weta Workshop.’’

Ms Valour said he shouldn’t be surprised.

‘‘Peter is an unusually talented and versatile artist. He draws, paints, makes models and costumes for cosplay and has a wonderful imagination.’’

Sketches aren’t his only forte. He has repurposed toy guns using spray paint, bandages and shoe polish. He made a Captain America shield from a satellite dish and belt.

During the school holidays he made a model time machine — the DeLorean from Back to the Future using wood, Lego, earplugs and lights.

Dad Mike Healy is very proud.

‘‘It is quite a significant milestone for anybody, never mind a 13-year-old.’’

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