The blueprint of... Spippo's 'My Little Alien'

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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!

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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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Itti's avatar
What a random medium! My Little Pony! Haha! :giggle:
TwistingMyArm's avatar
Ooh, we totally need more of these type of interviews. It's always so interesting to see how people create these fantastic projects!
Katerina423's avatar
oooh what a creative and wonderful article!! I enjoyed this immensely
lachrymosity's avatar
Awesome article! I just love the concept and hopefully, we will be seeing a lot more of these in the future. :excited:
Myana's avatar
That's my plan... :)
And I'd love to get suggestions on who to interview!
lachrymosity's avatar
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
Myana's avatar
Thanks for the suggestions!
pulbern's avatar
And I wanted dissection! Humph! :shakefist:
(great article!)
Myana's avatar
lol, oh well, can't get everything... ;)

fairiesnest's avatar
Great article, it's always fun to hear the details that go into a piece! I'm going to love this series!
Myana's avatar
glad you liked it, and I hope I wont dissapoint you ;)
ArtyAMG's avatar
Wonderful interview. :D
Cool pony mod! This one bites! :lol:
ART-fromthe-HEART's avatar
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:
Myana's avatar
now that's wonderful, if it can inspire people!! :w00t:

I'm hoping this serie can share unique crafts ands kickass deviations!
ART-fromthe-HEART's avatar
You're already there! I'm inspired to "play with" my old toys again! Muahaha, look out my little pony! :chainsaw:
Ninina-nini's avatar
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:
Myana's avatar
yay! kickass!!

znow-white's avatar
Wonderful read :clap:
Myana's avatar
now off to make your own, right? ;)
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dollmaker88's avatar
very nice artical. My little ponys are always nice to see indepth.
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