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Flying Fish by HubcapCreatures Flying Fish :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 241 32 RoughFish Fish Sculpture by HubcapCreatures RoughFish Fish Sculpture :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 79 26 John Dory Fish Sculpture by HubcapCreatures John Dory Fish Sculpture :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 119 21 Maneko Neki Waving Cat by HubcapCreatures Maneko Neki Waving Cat :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 44 16 Kingfisher by HubcapCreatures Kingfisher :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 228 32 ROCLA Heron by HubcapCreatures ROCLA Heron :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 81 12 Mrs Moorhen by HubcapCreatures Mrs Moorhen :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 29 8 Swallow by HubcapCreatures Swallow :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 135 10 Palm Cockatoos by HubcapCreatures Palm Cockatoos :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 146 22 Nerrisa by HubcapCreatures Nerrisa :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 183 34 Millipede by HubcapCreatures Millipede :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 143 19 Guitar by HubcapCreatures Guitar :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 69 13 Nautilus by HubcapCreatures Nautilus :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 173 15 Armadillo2017 by HubcapCreatures Armadillo2017 :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 138 27 Magpies by HubcapCreatures Magpies :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 404 44 Sleepy Barn Owl by HubcapCreatures Sleepy Barn Owl :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 130 16


The Tibre Beneath 02 by ScoobasteveNZ The Tibre Beneath 02 :iconscoobastevenz:ScoobasteveNZ 86 4 Good morning Abu Dhabi by AlHabshi Good morning Abu Dhabi :iconalhabshi:AlHabshi 611 28 Mirror mirror by AlHabshi Mirror mirror :iconalhabshi:AlHabshi 113 27 Giant1 by CaryAndFrankArts Giant1 :iconcaryandfrankarts:CaryAndFrankArts 115 117 Sampic by smates Sampic :iconsmates:smates 219 16 No Rides Today by FellFallow No Rides Today :iconfellfallow:FellFallow 187 29 Lion Sketchy Paint June 2 by TamberElla Lion Sketchy Paint June 2 :icontamberella:TamberElla 5,314 110 A Mechanism of Character by creaturesfromel A Mechanism of Character :iconcreaturesfromel:creaturesfromel 1,748 54 Scarlet Macaw Album Art for Griffin by SylviaRitter Scarlet Macaw Album Art for Griffin :iconsylviaritter:SylviaRitter 648 51
$5 is hardly anything for a commission, heres why
Edit: Okay, wow--If I knew this journal would get the attention that it's getting I would have tried to make it sound a bit more professional and a bit less ranty im almost a little embarrassed
I'm also really glad that so many of you could share your input and experiences. It's really important that we understand this--especially on a site with so many young, impressionable artists. It's easy for us to think that our time is only worth the end product. When i first joined this site (i was 13), the first type of commission that I took was a full picture for only 5 points. Granted--it didn't look the best. i was only 13 after all, but at the time I didn't even know the value of points. When i was about 14-15 I started looking to get more serious about my art. I wanted to make actual money off of it, so I started considering prices and i never charged anything more than $20. I was still really torn because a few people were still telling me that I was underchar
:iconbeautysnake:BeautySnake 1,245 587
.: Gays are revolting :.
Gay people are disgusting
And I certainly don’t think
They are ok
 “They aren’t fine for society”
“They aren’t perfectly normal”
I do not believe
They don’t choose to be gay
“Belong in this world!”
No; Gays
Should burn in Hell
If anything
We should hate them
I’ll never agree with those who think
Want to separate them
It’s absolutely horrid when the populations
Say they love each other and
Think that it’s nice when they kiss
Because I
Just ridicule and mock them,
Really, REALLY hate them
I’ve seen sometimes on TV how they
 Let a man marry another man
Those people are just plain sad
They’ll never be the same
It’s funny how they think
That one saying is completely true
They aren’t able to comprehend
They just don’t know what love is
Say mean things
But don’t you dare
Be nice
It’s perfectly fine
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Fall Time Forest by LillianEvill Fall Time Forest :iconlillianevill:LillianEvill 249 77 Standby by AndreeWallin Standby :iconandreewallin:AndreeWallin 5,415 293 Aridness by fablau Aridness :iconfablau:fablau 248 42 Ugly birds by takmaj Ugly birds :icontakmaj:takmaj 1,645 191 Elk Sculpture by Angi-kat Elk Sculpture :iconangi-kat:Angi-kat 69 12



Flying Fish
This is one of a pair I made recently. The head is bits of old hubcap, the eyes are Alfa Romeo badges, the wings are donated perspex and the body is a broken old 4 1/2 inch grinder body. 
RoughFish Fish Sculpture
Roughfish fish sculpture art recycled upcycled reclaimed hubcap junkart rubbishart 
John Dory Fish Sculpture
This is a speculative piece for sale on my website. I love these fish and think they have great character. I've made quite a few different ones over the years and haven't got bored yet. As usual, it's made from old car hubcaps found on the side of the road
I've been working professionally as a sculptor since 2001, but pretty much all my adult life in one way or another I have been making stuff. I started with the hubcaps around 1997 but have embraced other plastics and scrap metal along the way. I'm self taught with the mig welder when it comes to the scrap metal sculptures so the work is not as tidy as it could be but I'm learning all the time...

My inspiration comes from the natural world where I find such a staggering quantity and wealth of exciting ideas that I am already regretting the relatively little amount of time I have left to create.

My biggest challenges come from commissions for creations that would never pass my head - The Queen of England - A saxaphone - A three meter high bee - all of which have tested and matured me (a little bit)

I've got a website - a Facebook page under the name Hubcap Creatures and you can also find me on Twitter and Pinterest if you wish.


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Ptolemy Elrington
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Ptolemy studied at Bradford in the 80's, travelled extensively and settled in Brighton, UK. He specialises in animals, insects and marine life sculptures made from recycled materials including car wheel trims, shopping trolleys, car parts and found objects.


River Art
These are three of ten sculptures commissioned in 2006 by Anglian Water to promote their 'Rivercare' campaign to encourage people to participate in their waterways clean up community project.
This mobile three meter high dragon was commissioned by Dragonheartbeats as a carnival float. It's built on a van chassis and carries a drummer with full drum kit, lights, sounds and fire.
Braintree Birds
These birds were commissioned by Essex County Council to decorate the approach road to a new recycling centre in Braintree. The birds are all made from site-sourced materials including reebar, car panels, foundation shoring and scaffold bar.
Rob's Sculptures
These works were all commissioned by a private client
Ecover Bee 2013
A three month commission for Ecover promoting their new bottle design made from plastic reclaimed from the ocean. The sculpture project culminated in appearances at Glastonbury Festival, The Hampton Court Flower Show and The Eden Project


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skillustrate Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Horizon Zero Dawn— it all started here.
glasslinger Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful work in your gallery PT! Have a great week..
HubcapCreatures Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! You're very kind :) 
cuckcake Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I can honestly say I have never seen anything quite like these before! They're so detailed! Amazing! xo --stelhur
HubcapCreatures Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :) :) :) 
toedeledoki Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018
I am in awe. Not only is your work conceptually interesting, the designs themselves are so creative and well-crafted. So here's an obvious watch :D looking forward to your future works!
HubcapCreatures Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! You're very kind. I'll keep 'em coming :) :) :) 
AthenaAnubius Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
Hi the scultures is your work?
HubcapCreatures Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Yup! All by me. See them on 
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