A fully adult snonkey (snail-monkey) showing spots of wisdom. ^_^ Their coloration follows the cycle of ripening bananas.
He's a wool needle-felted doll with pipe-cleaners throughout his whole body so you can pose him anyway you can imagine (almost)! The shell is a painted escargot shell with a pipe-cleaner lining the lip. The eyes are plastic doll eyes I found at a craft store.
There was just something I did not like about this house in previous photos (you can see them in my scraps). So I added a few things, like making mushrooms from the wood sticking up at the top and capping the wood with shells to make mushrooms. I also added the "lantern" from a passion flower pod and tendril. And finally the graduated shells to catch rain water. I believe the Faeries are happier with this one now
Here we go! First to explain something. made an incredible sketchbook for my project, . Gorgeous book, like wow, this thing has presence. Feels like it should be filled with spells and potion recipes, magic. But she's a bit on the heavy side, and mailing her around was going to be pretty pricey. Since this is my first project like this I didn't want it to be a flop, so we opted out for a smaller, lighter book. So now the original book will become my personal painting book. `ShePaintsWithBlood was the sweetest thing and sent me some book-making equipment (!) so I gave my first sketchbook a shot!
she severly pales in comparison to the original book, but I think she turned out alright. I wanted to follow the steampunk theme, so her "theme" is steampunk, black leather, feathers and copper. She's a little rough in spots, but for my first book I think she turned out okay! Added a neat little bookmark there too, a real peacock feather and a gear attached to a ribbon.
She's pretty small, only 54 usable sides for painting/drawing, so I'll be capping the participants for this project, since I think we're around 50. If this goes well, then perhaps there will be a round 2.
I got my faux fur today and I'm sooooo excited <3 Anyway, here's a little WIP of the thing I'm working on. I first intended to do some Egypt-themed snowleopard thingie, but it appears to be a fantasy housecat, lol. (still Egyptian themed)
Maybe I'll work a bit on it every evening :3 It's a lot of fun. It also is the first time that I work with super sculpey, and it's awesome.
A tutorial that also helps me out is *mangakasan's sculpt tutorial
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As I promised everyone here, I'm hoping up my two mounts from the GTSA convention, where for the first time I entered.
Salem, an Alpine Goat fair much better and pulled a Second Place in the Amateur Category. From what I heard also, she was 2 votes off from People's Choice award too. The only issues that the judge pointed out on her was shrinkage in the eyes, nose and ears as well as paint issues on her face (she got holes and slippage in some areas). The seam by her neck was showing a lot, drumming in the back legs and her tail, lips not tucked enough, hoof shape and the mount seems off balance and earbutts off. Pretty much most of the issues was due to not enough references.
Problem is that there is a lack of references in general on domestic goats and I believe no suppler carries such references that I would need. Thus why when I go the Sussex Fairground in a few weeks I'll be taking a lot of pictures for the domestic animals for my own references. But other than they, pretty good for someone who hasn't touched a hoofed animal. Even got to watch a deer get mounted which make me feel more confident to mount them.
Salem's base was make by me as well as the wooden panel which I bought and prepped.
Disclaimer: I did NOT kill this animal. I had purchased the animal as an already tanned animal. All the baby goats and sheep I get in my hands are ones that have died of natural causes. I have respect for all the animal parts I get my hands on. If you don't like it, then simply hit the back button.