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WIP Miniature Cat Sculpture - no fur
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Published: January 27, 2016
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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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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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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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h o w
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My first Emoticon - Shrug 
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just purrfect... excellent work!
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Thank You (18) 
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Wow! It's so cool!!!!!
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Thank you!
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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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With this much patience you should babysit my boyfriend 
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PajuteeProfessional Traditional Artist
lol
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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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PajuteeProfessional 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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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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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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Absolutely beautiful. You have such patience and dedication to your art.
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PajuteeProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you 😍
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Sphyyyyynnnxxxx!!!
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PajuteeProfessional Traditional Artist
This is not a sphynx sculpture, just an unfinished bare sculpt.  It will eventually have a furry coat :)
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I know but it's a sphynx for now :P
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:-D
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Magnífico
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grazie
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