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The blueprint of... is an article serie where we're taking a closer look on an Artisan Crafts deviation and how it's made.

Today we are dissecting My Little Alien by Spippo



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First off, please introduce yourself?


My name is Mari Kasurinen, I'm 24 years old and studying art in Finland.


Please explain what we are viewing.


It's a My Little Pony customisation, inspired by H.R Giger's Alien.


Can you describe for a layman how it’s made?</h4>
First I took the hair off from the original My Little Pony, then constructed a frame out of steel wire.
Then I added the Super Sculpey to mold it into the form of the Alien. Afterwards I do the paintwork and finish it off with a lacquer.


What tools did you use?


My workshop is the livingroom table. :) I mostly use everyday kitchen accessories and basic sculpting tools.


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What was your inspiration in creating this?


In my opinion, the Alien is a massive pop-icon. Thus, I wanted to create this customisation.


How long time did it take you to make this?


Over several days, about 3-5 hours a day. Hard to say since there's usually many projects (School and personal) simultaneously.


Did you run into anything unexpected while creating?


Working with this piece was very challenging and interesting as the Alien is very dynamic and imposing figure.


Are you happy with the result?


I'm happy with the result as it is. Of course, I always learn something new from every piece I make.


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Where have you learnt your skills in this area?


Mostly self-taught.


Do you take your own photos? Any tips you want to share for presenting your work?


Yes, I take my own photos on my balcony when It's a sunny day :) You learn by doing and since photography is an artform of its own, it is better to consult a specialist on the matter.
At least a good lighting is very important.


What is the best tip you can give to others wanting to test this craft/material/technique?


Start with something simple and preferably with a character that is dear to you. In that way you get more emotion to it. Practice makes perfect :)


Are you selling your work?


Yes, I sell them and do commissions as well.



Thank you Spippo for participating and taking the time to answer my question!

My Little Batman by Spippo My Little Superman by Spippo My Little Pan by Spippo :thumb103292073:




I'd love recive suggestions for next "victim"! Note me with a link to the deviation you'd like to know more about and I'll contact the deviant.


Also, let me know if there are any questions you are missing in this type of interview!
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
What a random medium! My Little Pony! Haha! :giggle:
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TwistingMyArm Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
Ooh, we totally need more of these type of interviews. It's always so interesting to see how people create these fantastic projects!
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
oooh what a creative and wonderful article!! I enjoyed this immensely
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
yay!! :w00t:
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lachrymosity Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome article! I just love the concept and hopefully, we will be seeing a lot more of these in the future. :excited:
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's my plan... :)
And I'd love to get suggestions on who to interview!
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lachrymosity Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hmm, the ones I would love to hear from are:

-> *dollmaker88
-> *BabyLondonStar
-> *skei

thoes are the ones I could think of for now - I will pass on more names when I run across any other. :D
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Myana Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the suggestions!
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pulbern Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
And I wanted dissection! Humph! :shakefist:
(great article!)
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
lol, oh well, can't get everything... ;)

Thanks!
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:iconfairiesnest:
fairiesnest Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great article, it's always fun to hear the details that go into a piece! I'm going to love this series!
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
glad you liked it, and I hope I wont dissapoint you ;)
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:iconartyamg:
ArtyAMG Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
Wonderful interview. :D
Cool pony mod! This one bites! :lol:
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
:w00t:
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I enjoyed this artcle so much! Now I know what to do with all the "little ponies" I collected as a kid...hmm, that gives me ideas! Thanks for sharing such a unique craft! :hug:
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
now that's wonderful, if it can inspire people!! :w00t:

I'm hoping this serie can share unique crafts ands kickass deviations!
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
You're already there! I'm inspired to "play with" my old toys again! Muahaha, look out my little pony! :chainsaw:
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Ninina-nini Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
This is going to be one hell of a series :clap: In a very good way of course :D Great idea and a very informative read :nod:
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
yay! kickass!!

lol
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:iconznow-white:
znow-white Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
Wonderful read :clap:
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
now off to make your own, right? ;)
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:iconznow-white:
znow-white Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
Of course :giggle:
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dollmaker88 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very nice artical. My little ponys are always nice to see indepth.
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
:w00t:
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:iconcl2007:
cl2007 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
:clap:
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
:w00t:
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DefiantHeart Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
This is an awesome series. And what a perfect deviant to kick things off with! I love her work and it was very interesting to dig a little deep into what she does and how.

Can't wait for the next one. :)
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
yay, glad you liked it! :w00t:
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:iconoilsoaked:
oilsoaked Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is a WONDERFUL series! I can't wait to see more! :excited:
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
:w00t: Glad you enjoyed it!! And more will come soon, I promise ;)
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Norbert2009 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Professional General Artist
When I see that ... I see a lot of work and very well made. I love those but does not have the money to buy one... I wish I could make one myself. Is it made of clay? Thank you...
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well, if you read the interview you'll learn what it's made of... ;)
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Norbert2009 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
WHat is Super Sculpey?....
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
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Norbert2009 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :) Maybe I will need that kind of thing... I will buy it in Canada still tought ...
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StudioHarajuku Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008   Artisan Crafter
Very nice article it's really interesting to see this type of breakdown It's very tempting to go through my gallery and change all of my artist comments to include a mini interview on them.

Can't wait for the next one and I have a few people that I could nominate as victim :D
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Myana Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad you liked it!

Now that would be awesome if this serie could get people to include more in their descriptions, especially those who just write ...

oh, I'm looking forward to recive your suggestions! :)
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StudioHarajuku Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008   Artisan Crafter
I've always wanted to write more on mine and this type of format makes it so much easier. When I type my descriptions I find it quite difficult to think of something to write for some pieces, answering direct questions helps me think more.

I'll get those suggestions to you soon, thought I may as well find all the ones I wanted to suggest and send them in one note.
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Digital-Artisans Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
She does amazing things with those Ponies!

I went & made 2 suggestions for new "victims", as she put it. Lol!
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
She does! :nod:

what, wait.. I haven't recived any suggestions from you!
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Digital-Artisans Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
Oh no! At the bottom somewhere, I thought it said to she wanted suggestions for a new "victim" to try out. So I sent her a note with 2 suggestions. Lol! Was that right, or was I supposed to send them to you? I'm confused now. :blushes:
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
That was me, who want suggestions for new victims to interview! lol

I probably should make that clearer!! ;)
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Digital-Artisans Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
OMG! :faint: OH NO! She was probably thinking "You crazy 'ole bird! Who the heck are you?!" :rofl:

Gosh, I'm so embarrassed now. :blushes:
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
you sure know how to make an impression on people!!
:giggle:


:cuddle:
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Digital-Artisans Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
Hahahaha! Ya think she knows me now? :D
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sleepinglynx Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
great article, and a very creative piece of work.
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
:thumbsup: glad you enjoyed it!
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