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Leelah  Cinderella by Sleetwealth Leelah  Cinderella by Sleetwealth
6" bust
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Harkon72 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
Beautiful work!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you:)
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break-your-bones Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! beautiful, i'm sure you've heard this but they're so alive and they're talking to us...is that odd? incredible work, nonetheless. i wonder, do you ever sell these busts? 
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Most important thing is that art speaks :) yes I do sell all of them if I can. Starting at $600 for simple ones. Usually I get an offer through facebook or I list on etsy.
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break-your-bones Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahah, but they tell very long stories, very quietly and though they speak a lot, there's something i feel like they'll never say. it's very beautiful and amazing that something so still can be so expressive. that's great to hear, though it must be a little sad for you to part with them? did you happen to sell smoke?

i was looking at some of your paintings and i love the one with the wheelchair puppet. i thought it was so surreal and realistic at the same time? anyway, i wanted you to know that. it's a great piece. :)
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
For me they seem to decide on their own what they will be about. its usually not untill its almost done that I start to understand some of the meaning thats suggested,but I try not to focus on that or I might try to censor myself. Sometimes its anger,wariness,loneliness, uncertainty, bravery, not belonging,hope ,longing,weariness. Real things I struggle with. 

 There have been a few I didnt want to sell,but eventually Im ok with letting it go. I get better as I sculpt and earn new favorites. I did keep a few for my collection. Yes I sold Smoke.  I was really happy with the cloak  I made for that one and its slow transformation over a few months.
 oh the wheelchair puppet had a whole story. one of my better rare whimsical things:) thank you!
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break-your-bones Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah, that's what makes them so unique and special...that's what's so elegant and beautiful about them, even when they've got the slightly scary nature of say, kang kang? or even kitten, is that you never made them to be beautiful. i think that's really interesting, though, that they're so beautiful because you can feel their emotions, and you did it unknowingly. thanks for letting me in on that. :)

i made a couple of marionettes and this one doll-ish characters (more of an action figure)...i've made a lot more puppets and such since that one action figure, but damn, it was really tough letting that guy go. he had a lot to him and for some reason, all the others i've made seem a lot easier to toss around and let go. bummer, someone out there is lucky. certain ones open up to you more, and i guess that's why i liked smoke so much. the cloak was fantastic, should be proud! how'd you go by making that? i was really impressed by the hair, too, and just all of smoke, hahah. 

a whole story? were you planning on doing something with him? that would be great to see, a three dimensional version of him, though i do quite like the actual painting. you're welcome, though i should be thanking you. :)
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Well to me  aberrant things are beautiful. And I dont just say that to be ironic or cute. I  just happen to like and choose things that people later tell me hey thats creepy.  I used to be confused and think that meant they didnt like it and it shoudlnt be made,but I got past that.
 
You should have the skill to make a duplicate of that marionette.  I know some come like magic..but once youve done it theres a map.
 The cloak was part of an antique costume with real metal trim. my sewing skills are not excellent so I pinned the fabric and sewed it on to get a perfect fit. I utilized the raw edges that were already there to make the ruff around the face.
 There was somewhat  a story that I tried making a cg short of. Puppets without their strings are handicapped. Like a paraplegic but, having strings can mean one is controlled by outside forces.so these puppets are free. 
My animation wernt very good and I didnt last in that genre.
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break-your-bones Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hah, i know. i can tell you're not saying that as a fad. so what if it's creepy, it couldn't be more honest or crafted. but i do remember that, i draw some creepy things sometimes. people tell me the same thing, but it's alright because even if they don't really care for it, then at least my friends up here let me draw them again. ;)

there's a map, i like that. i've never tried to duplicate a marionette, and when i've tried to copy my drawings, they all come out wrong. i guess i could make another, but it wouldn't have the same weight, y'know? 

real metal trim. i never fully appreciate that part of a sculpture or piece...if there's fabric involved. i usually just glue it on, hah. you can't really tell but obviously, yours has a greater affect. it's a really important piece to get right. i saw a picture of smoke without the hood when you posted that process picture, but i can't remember where i found it...anyhow, the cloak says a lot about where smoke's been and all. it made a big difference to have that cloak on. not that smoke wasn't great by itself, it's just that cloak told a whole other story, one that smoke wasn't willing to. 

wow, so cool...that's such an interesting story. well, stop motion would be really amazing with your pieces and i'm sure your skills were better than you think. 
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SlopDoctor Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
No matter the dimensions of your characters, whether they're totally off from reality or not, they all have a life. They're all alive, with wet eyes and oily skin and fresh taught expression, like I'm catching a moment from a natural face, but the momentary eternity I'm catching is the reality. I can not give you enough praise. There's no possible way.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much.  I was not sure if this one had my usual feel ,but Im happy people like her.
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eyeofjustice777 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
XD
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RusselCameron Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice, well done.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:) thank you
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ErnCer Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is gorgeous, holy shit. That skin and those eyes. 
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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Horriblesweet Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Love her!!!!!!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
 its nice to see you around dear!<3 thank you
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Horriblesweet Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks Nita! It feels good to be back :)
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Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible work, as always! :)
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
<3
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bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Professional
well done 
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you ^-^
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