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Sableye by Zareidy Sableye by Zareidy
Sableye is one of my favorite Pokemon. They are mischievously cute, plus they had no type weakness until fairy type was invented! I caught one in my Emerald version and named her Marilyn (because diamonds are a girl's best friend).

Marilyn stands about 12" tall and is made with smooth minky and cotton solids. All of her resin gems were custom designed, 3D modeled, 3D printed, sanded, molded, cast in resin, then sanded again, coated with modge podge, and backed with shiny paper. What a process. She has a 3D mouth with little teeth filled with hard foam and a pink tongue. Her arms are wired and pose-able, which was really fun to work with while photographing her. The pictures were taken at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in the Gems and Minerals exhibit. It was a blast to get candid photos of a Pokemon with such personality (and affinity for thieving). Marilyn was a great project but she was also time consuming. Overall I learned a lot, have a cute plushie to add to my collection, and took some great pictures to share!
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Given 2018-02-18
Sableye by Zareidy ( Suggested by Nazegoreng and Featured by pinkythepink )
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Bowser14456 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
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beanchan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Precious baby!
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Sento300 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I want one
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UnbridledMuse Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks so awesome! :la:
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TheCraftyScrafty Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018
This should be official, like Pokémon needs to buy this pattern off of you.
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Bubble-Rhapsody Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow beautiful work!~ and so much detail!
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018
Thank you so much! <3
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candyiguana Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Student Digital Artist
favorite boy
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MichaelJohnMorris Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I love his face. It has such a "BE-LAAAAHHH!!!!!" expression. ^^
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SelflessDevotions Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018   Digital Artist
Congrats on your Daily Deviation! :clap:
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
Thank you! :D
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SelflessDevotions Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018   Digital Artist
You're welcome! <3
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Catgirldstr11 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018
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Zombie-Kumos Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Well deserved DD :) Congrats!
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018
Thank you so much!
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Erick-The-Black Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Student Artist
SO CUTE *-*
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018
Thank you!
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MercuryDelilah Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018
Wow! Marilyn looks amazing! 😍
Congrats on the DD ☺
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DoctorManny Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Student General Artist
WANT
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018
Thank you! :)
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rainbows2424 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! That is some great artwork!! Congrats on the DD! BTW, please donate Points to my account! <3 rainbows2424.deviantart.com/?g…
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Nazegoreng Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Congrats on the DD ;) 
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018
Thank you so much for nominating me Naz! It is great to get affirmation on your work, even if the joy is in making the work itself. <3
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makeshiftwings30 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This turned out amazing! The open mouth looks great. All your work on the gems really paid off!
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018
Thank you so so much! She was a lot of work, but it was a fun creative process with satisfying results.
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CTG22 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Aww so cute :) do u know Sableye almost looks like Stitch :P 
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018
Thanks! It kind of does!
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CTG22 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
:) yw and yup
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Yumio-chan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018   General Artist
Marilyn is amazing!
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018
Thank you!
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Deviljackies Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
This is very cool Pokemon doll
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018
Thanks!
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LadyNespa Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018
very nice 
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018
Thank you!
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MaleneIversen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow ....! super well sewn Sewing machine Icon 
Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap 
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018
Thank you! :D
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MaleneIversen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are always welcomeHeart 
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Skeleion Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! She is amazing the first pic looks like it could be on one of those old special Pokemon cards that had a guest artist! The composition and colors just work so well in that image *w*.  I can tell lots of love and planning went into making her and it paid off very well. Salbleye is also one of my top fav Pokemon I just love the alien look and gem eyes glad to see you make one.  
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018
Thanks so much, that is quite the compliment! Those cards were so cute, I loved the clay ones. I waited for a bit until I had time to go down to the National Mall and get these pictures, but it was definitely worth it (and less effort than finding an actual cave somewhere). I don't always do this, but I did a lot of prototyping for her and fussing around to get the eyes and mouth right since the happy expression was very important. Sableye is one of those Pokes that means a lot to a lot of people, it is just so well designed and memorable (but of course you love the alien vibe ;)).
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LuckyNumber113 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I love those colorful, shiny jewels on her.  Marilyn looks very cute! :)
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
Thank you so much!
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LuckyNumber113 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Anna-Jaganshi Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Good lord I love this so much. Sableye is one of my absolute favorites too, and I adore your plush work—this combo is too powerful for me. ;3;/ Now I just want a little purple friend too, ha-ha!
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
Thank you so much, that is very kind of you to say! It really is such a great Poke, it is certainly in my top 6.
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theIggyness Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The plush itself is excellent but this is just one of the best damn photoshoots of a plush I've ever seen. Feels like you're really there with little Marilyn. I love.
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
Thank you so much! It is one of my favorite exhibits and it just struck me as right, credit is due to the Smithsonian curators haha.
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sugarstitch Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Already said on fb but holy heck that mouth looks incredible~
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
Aw, thank you so much! It was such a process between making everything individually, setting it in the mouth, and then pulling over the final layer of "skin" Sweating a little... 
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sugarstitch Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I can imagine aha, open mouths are still something I need to attempt; I'd really love to try making an open mouthed Feraligatr and Totodile similar to the one I had made by d215lab. One day aha
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Zareidy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
They are trouble, but definitely worth it. The only other one I did was on my Lucario, but that was probably two years ago and the mouth wasn't embedded in the face in the same way. That would be so cool, I'm eagerly anticipating your inevitable Feraligatr plush, it is going to be unbelievably awesome.
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