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Handmade Totoro Diorama

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Made this as a surprise for my wonderful girlfriend :iconangelic-swordien:

My first attempt at a sculpture and a diorama. Made with Sculpey, and other mixed media.

Very pleased with how it came out in the end, I learnt a lot during making this and will definitely be taking another sculpture project on soon.

The base used to be a cheeseboard, the rocks are from our garden, grass is actually from a reptile shop. The umbrella is made from canvas with a wire frame, supported by sculpey.

Totoro was made using a polystyrene core, wrapped in foil and sculpted around, which meant I could use a lot less clay for the main body while still being firm.

The most time consuming aspect was definitely the fur, which i used a craft knife to carve individual lines all over and then go over again for a more fine texture. They were then smoothed out a little with metholated spirits.

It has since been touched up a little more and varnished. I made a nice box for it as well.

Characters (c) Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli
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Image size
4514x1416px 3.85 MB
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D700
Shutter Speed
5/2 second
Aperture
F/14.0
Focal Length
52 mm
ISO Speed
320
Date Taken
Aug 17, 2012, 4:13:38 PM
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Kyoko-Li's avatar
:clap: my props to you, good sir!
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Thank you very much :)
Kellodrawsalot's avatar
oh this looks super cute :heart: this is a perfect gift :D
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