Yeah, like so many before me, I saw this tutorial: [link] by and felt a sudden and unexpected, but very urgent need to make myself a plushie. I rationalised it and figured that I could make it for a friend for Christmas, but now once it's done, I'm not sure I can part with it. Him.
Anyway, the pattern provided was awesome, I only changed the legs (since I watched the movie again and ... well, wanted them like this in stead).
He's made out of wool (couldn't find any fleece) which was thick and difficult to sew in. Especially by hand, which was how I did it. Him. The only thing I made with a sewing machine was the wings. Because I can't sew straight. Which is the only reason why wool was good, because you can't tell that I really can't sew ...
Aaaanyway, his eyes are made from a greenish fabric, and the scales are made from some kind of more glossy black fabric. And they're glued onto him. With that ... paper-y/glue-ish thing that you put between the ... OH WHATEVER, I know what I mean!
Yeah. This is it. I haven't been feeling very artistic lately, but at least I have been doing something, even if there's basically no creativity at all involved. It clears my head. And it (HE) turned out pretty nice. I like him.
Edit: At first, he was called Murdock, but lately I've taken to calling him Vincent so ... I think his name is Vincent. Vincent Murdock.
Okay, so, do you remember this ( [link] )? The Horus mask I was working on last year (made out of cardboard, paper, bubble wrap, mashed up plastic bags, toilet paper and wallpaper paste, LOTS of tape, glue, paper clay, acrylic paint, feathers, glossy varnish and more glue)? Yeah, well, turns out that inspiration hits about once a year.
A few days ago, my friend called me and asked if she could borrow my sewing machine for a week or so. "Sure", I said, because I haven't used it for months! But when I hung up the phone, I suddenly had the urge to SEW something. Just the prospect of not being able to sew if I would want to, gave me the inspiration I needed. So I dug out something from my pile of things-I'll-make-something-of-one-of-these-days, and it was the pieces to the headpiece to this mask.
... so, I made it. And then fixed it some. And then put it together, at least somewhat, with the accessories and stuff so I could take a few pictures and see how it looked. And this is it!
I still have a lot of work to do ... I need to create some kind of belt, find some kind of fitting shoes or sandals, make some kind of cool headpiece and hold some kind of fancy staff (I don't care if it's historically ... or religiously ... correct - I have an image in my head and that's what I'm working towards). Eh. Maybe next year, when inspiration strikes again. I'm done with this for now.
During this work, I realized something important: no home is complete without a glue gun. *nods* Just trust me on that one.
This is the CDragon I was working on during livestream. She have double pair of wings and a mohawk. And was kind of impossible to get good shots of -_- She can't stand properly, so you have to hold her in a string, which only leaves one hand to take the photo with... I will upload pictured of details later.
I added tiny gemstones in black and chakra colors to a polished quartz crystal point and then wire wrapped the top in silver. The stones include turquoise, amethyst, sodalite, aventurine, carnelian, citrine, agate, and obsidian.
Chakras are the energy centers of the body, where body and Spirit most strongly connect. There are thousands of Chakras in every part of the body, which are connected to each other by meridians, or energy pathways. This is the basis of such systems of medicine as acupuncture, shiatsu, and moxidermy, which treat physical illness by applying stimulation to the Chakra points.