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Life Size Jirachi by pahein Life Size Jirachi by pahein
Mmmmm, yay, this lil' dude is finally done. That IS a quarter on his... streamer-thingy.

I have to say it: he has a ton of wire in his armature. Everywhere. It sucked. My needles kept breaking. D:

This guy will also be making an appearance at Kumoricon this year.

What else? Oh. He's cute, but I'm unlikely to want to make more of him, so if you do want a Jirachi, it's going to be more expensive than it normally would be for his size. All those details don't seem like much until you're constantly breaking needles on them. DX

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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 20 and up, depending on the complexity but mainly on the size.

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Very good! Has a bunch of loose thread, looks like it hasnt shaved in a bit, but anyway good! It must have taken forever, and thse size is VERY good! Anyway, work on getting less loose thread, and I would have to believe its REAL pokemon work. Of course you can expect it to be perfect. Just trying to get to the 100 word minimum. XD Anyway, it is amazing, and you should definetly keeep on doing it. I would request a flygon one, if you are taking requests..... I obviously like Flygons. Anyway, Llama for your GREAT work! Bye!
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basketbears Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Hi I was wondering if you did commissions I love jirachi and yours is sooo cute how much for one including postage to UK
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pahein Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Sometimes I do take commissions; however, right now is a really busy time in my life, so I'm not at the moment. A life size Jirachi I would price tentatively at 500 USD; shipping varies depending on how fast you would like it to arrive, but USPS Priority mail price would be ~$40.
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thebeatlesduck Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
its so beautiful im in luvvvv lol
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Numbuh1Nerd Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student General Artist
How big?
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pahein Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student General Artist
A foot tall, from feet to head-point-thing.
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Psybur Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome Jirachi! I tried to make mine "life-size" but ended up making it "Larger-than-life-size"!
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pahein Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Jirachi's actually pretty small, yeah. :XD: I always make a scale reference picture for when I'm wokring on my larger projects.
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FlareDragonessReshi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student Writer
I sincerely hope for your sake, someone doesn't request Zekrom, Reshiram, or Milotic for a life-size commission. I can hear the millions of needles breaking already.... >.>

That being said, you did a really amazing job on Jirachi, he looks friggin ADORABLE! <3 The details, the fluffiness, the EYES. Oh my god, those eyes... :meow:
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pahein Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student General Artist
HAHA. No. Three feet is my limit. XD unless... unless someone is willing to pay me $40k a year until I finish one of those?

People seem to love my eyes. Which is awesome, because I love making the eyes. :heart: Thank you~
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FlareDragonessReshi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student Writer
WHOA. $40K...

I know some people who are complete Pokemon fanatics who would prolly pay that price O_o (coughiftheyhadthatkindofmoneylol)

Psh, that's a new car, and then some XD

But yeah, keep up the great work~ :3
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