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WIP Miniature Cat Sculpture - no fur by Pajutee WIP Miniature Cat Sculpture - no fur by Pajutee
If curious as to what lies beneath that furry, fiber coat of my miniature scale cats -- this pic is an example of how I generally start all my smaller sculpts.  I first form a raw clay shape of the head and body using polyclay and tools.  Then I will bake/cure the head/body, and will carve and refine the face, nose, mouth, ears, etc.  Once I get the overall shape down, I  will use an Xacto to cut the head away from the excess clay I used to hold onto it while sculpting.  Next, I will drill both head & body and attach together using wire in the core (and bake once again).  After the piece has a final cure in the oven, I will paint with Genesis oils, and finally, apply a natural fiber layer using glue.   I find it very odd after having showed this procedure, that some individuals still think that my work should be classified as Needlefelt??        
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gos1626 Featured By Owner May 31, 2018
Hey. Your cats are very beautiful. Can you write which glue you use? Adhesive for attaching hair to the body of a cat? What company produces glue?
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Pajutee Featured By Owner May 31, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I personally use a water-soluble craft glue called Aleene's Tacky glue.  Occasionally, I may need to soak the furry coat off of my polymer clay sculptures and start over.  I find it much easier to remove the fiber/glue when using this type of craft glue vs an epoxy or fabri-tac.    
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Zipperozic Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
h o w
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:iconpajutee:
Pajutee Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
My first Emoticon - Shrug 
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IgnazioDelMar Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist
just purrfect... excellent work!
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:iconpajutee:
Pajutee Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You (18) 
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:iconjustdash1:
JustDash1 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! It's so cool!!!!!
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:iconpajutee:
Pajutee Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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soul726 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hi, I have some regular sculpting work that i need done. If interested please contact me on tamer.altaher@gmail.com
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StarDestination Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
With this much patience you should babysit my boyfriend 
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:iconpajutee:
Pajutee Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
lol
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Spottedclawlovescats Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016   Digital Artist
You got me into miniature cats.... 
Thank you.
I made one that looked like a dead rat with no eyes,
I made another that looked okay but the fur was hard and stiff and it was yarn and it sucked
One is almost finished and it actually looks and feels like a cat!

Maybe one day I can make them half as good as yours <3 <3 <3
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Pajutee Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
That's terrific!  From your comment I can tell you are learning something with each new piece you make. 
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Two-Days Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016
Woah, people like you amaze me! ~Vince.
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DarkApostleMalechai Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016
Lovely miniature!
Just as a side note, Sphynxes has a lot of creases on their foreheads, cheeks, necks and chin, and their ears are bigger than those of furry cats :)
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Pajutee Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
Yes, Sphynxes are a bit different -- this cat sculpture is not a sphynx, but will have a furry coat when I am finished :)
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ArtTeaTist Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful. You have such patience and dedication to your art.
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:iconpajutee:
Pajutee Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you 😍
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:iconnitalla:
nitalla Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sphyyyyynnnxxxx!!!
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:iconpajutee:
Pajutee Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
This is not a sphynx sculpture, just an unfinished bare sculpt.  It will eventually have a furry coat :)
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:iconnitalla:
nitalla Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I know but it's a sphynx for now :P
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:iconpajutee:
Pajutee Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
:-D
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Walciley Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Magnífico
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Pajutee Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
grazie
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desertwind75 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, so detailed!  
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Pajutee Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks ~ the details make the miniatures 👌
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ApprovingAbnormality Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, amazing! I love your work (:
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Pajutee Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the compliment
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Woobak Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Would you ever consider doing speedsculpt videos, or just process videos in general. I'm not talking about tutorials, just showing off your process of making these works. I think it would be cool.
Just a thought.
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Pajutee Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
It would have to be speedsculpt, baking, carving along with painting, fiber prep, application & trimming, otherwise you would be bored to tears.  I have not done it because the video would be too long, even speeded up.  Perhaps breaking the videos up into steps of sculpting, painting, fiber prep & application might work better.  
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Valhalrion Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Amazing!
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Pajutee Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
TY!
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Valhalrion Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Professional Filmographer
:D
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KKSlider7 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are just insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.......ly talented!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconpajutee:
Pajutee Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Nuts 
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Tammysoul Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You make it look so easy :)  You are one heck of an artist and you know I LOVE your work!!!!!!
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Pajutee Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
💗💗💗 thank you 💗💗💗
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TomsGG Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
super interesting!!!! THANK YOU for sharing. You really have great skills! :clap:
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:iconpajutee:
Pajutee Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you ◠‿◠
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khsculpture Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
Thank you for sharing :)  I would love to see these kitties all furred up! 
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:iconpajutee:
Pajutee Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
You are welcome.  I will post a few pics when I get a chance to apply the fiber coat.
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somersummer Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow well done and cutee:D
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:iconpajutee:
Pajutee Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist

♥♥ thanks

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losromanos Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
So small...cute  ;)
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Pajutee Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you -- I appreciate your comment :D
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Waterwavesatyou Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanna learn your ways, any tips for a beginner?
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Pajutee Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Get comfortable with polymer clay and pick a subject to practice sculpting. You sculpt best what you know well (i.e., your own pet or favorite animal).  
Remember to have fun and don't expect your first pieces to come out perfect.  Just learn from the process and keep at it.  Experiment.
Don't compare your work to other artists who may have more experience/knowledge.  
Develop your own signature style as that is what makes your art unique from others.   
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brutalsunstudio Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
What lies beneath the fur of every cat? A Sphynx! Well done.
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Pajutee Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Actually, there are different cat head shape & body types under the fur (i.e., cobby, muscular, foreign)  >^..^< 
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brutalsunstudio Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm still wondering what my flat-faced Persian cat looks like under all her fur. LOL.
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