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Ineffective Camouflage by pahein Ineffective Camouflage by pahein
The first of a series of commissions that I've been lucky enough to garner.

This lil' beauty, for those who don't know, is Toothless, from How To Train Your Dragon (the movie). Never read the books, and I don't expect to, based on the reading level, but the movie is absolutely fantastic.

He ended up way larger than I anticipated, with a two foot wingspan. ~TheParasiticBandaid got quite a bit of bang for their buck.

Uploading this while I wait for Priority Mail boxes to arrive, so I can get him sent off. I took other pictures, but this one is so much my favorite I didn't even want to do a collage like I normally do. =w=

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This creation was made with a type of crafting called needle felting. Basically what happens is I take a bunch of loose (i.e. roving) wool and jab it with a needle (many, many times). The wool bonds to itself, slowly getting firmer and firmer. Eventually, it's firm enough to stand by itself in a sculpture-like way. By adding more roving wool, I can sculpt a creature or a person or whatever out of the wool.

Needlefelting is a relatively new craft, having only been invented 30 years or so ago. It's similar to the process of wet felting, but instead of using water, needles are used.

My needlefelt creations almost always include a wire base, so they are extremely posable, and I find the freedom of sculpting and the resulting plushness to be everything I could have asked for in a medium.

I happily take commissions, and my prices range from about 20 and up, depending on the complexity but mainly on the size. Please see my commission sheet for pricing.

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:iconanimalartkingdom:
AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Super cool! I really like this one
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pahein Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
I am particularly fond of this photo as well. I can't say I'd be up for making another Toothless anytime soon, but this commission was certainly a fun one. :)
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AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome :)
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Babou-Shka Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Gorgeous!
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pahein Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you~ :meow:
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Babou-Shka Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
You're welcome :aww:
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MinkuLul Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
very cute :) would love to see more picture of it!
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llimus Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student General Artist
wh-- how'd I miss this....
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pahein Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Euhm, you know, I dunno. ouo
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llimus Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student General Artist
btw I feel soooo less guilty about buying that Yamask now... Turns out my financial situation for college is so good, I'm getting paid to go... lD
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