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Life Size Mew: Version Two by pahein Life Size Mew: Version Two by pahein
La di deee, the second life-size Mew. With some directed alterations.

I think I got the Mew-ness down better, what about you guys?

Also, the first of my needlefelts to have my signature on it. It's that swirly thing on the foot. It looks the same upside-down. :)

This one already has a home guys, but you can order one made just for you if you'd like, for 500 USD. Needlefelting is an intensive process.


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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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CraftyMaelyss Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
1. What is needlefelting?
2. How do I do needlefelting and the eyes?

I made a MewTwo plushie and I love him to death but his eyes are really derpy, sailormbmoon.deviantart.com/ar…

So yeah it'd be fantastic if you tell me to needle felt eyes please Mewtow crying plz 
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pahein Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student General Artist
1. Needlefelting... I describe it in my artist's description. :/ 

2. You take wool roving and needlefelt needles and jab the needles into the roving on top of the fabric where you'd want the color to go. Needlefelt needles don't like fabric too much; be careful about that. 

There are youtube tutorials available that you can probably find pretty easy with a google search, so I'll leave it to you to do so. 
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CraftyMaelyss Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Okay thanks!
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FluffyParcel Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
wow...wow that is well done :O :O
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Sunheart1 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
0.0 words cannot describe my love for this
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Dinomight10LM Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Dang!
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Pyratesque Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student General Artist
I love this beyond words! Mew is the only thing I love despite him being pink! Thanks for making this, you capture him so well!
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pahein Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Ahhh, thank you for the kind word. ;u;/
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Pyratesque Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student General Artist
no problem at all~
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statiqueSagitta Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
I think I have a deja-vu...
On June 1st, I had a dream, in which my parents gave me a plushie Mew like this one as a present :O_o: I was so happy, so truly happy, I almost cried in my happiness... Because for me, Mew is like a symbol of childhood, or innocence. June 1st = Child's Day :heart: Coincidence... perhaps ^^;
Sadly, the morning after this wonderful dream, I couldn't see any Mew in my room :XD:

ah, long comment ^^;
I admire you for your talent in this domain of art :) Your plushies look formidable~ :heart:
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pahein Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Aaaah man. I wish I got dreams like that. of course hugging a Mew in real life is a pretty sweet trade-off

Thank you very much. c:
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Viperaivanaska Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg i wish i had money to buy that
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pahein Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you. ^w^
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HollieBollie Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nicely done!! LOVE the eyes. This looks perfect
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pahein Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! ouo
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HollieBollie Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
your'e very welcome!
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Kridah Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's adorable and so well done! :D
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iggystarpup Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful!
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CatsFeltLings Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love, love, LOVE! ♥ Perfect and such a great size! Awesome work!
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KirbyAndSonicFanGirl Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
So cute!
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EeveePikachuChan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
500 dollars?
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pahein Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Ask any needlefelter how insane I am to try this, and I'm sure you'll get "completely."

Materials alone ran past 100 USD, and add 60 hours of work and that is a cheap price, my friend.
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CatsFeltLings Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are so right on that... I think $500 is a fair price, for SURE!
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EeveePikachuChan Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
X3X Oh my
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jetazzthespazz Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
I would absolutely love one of these.. @_@
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AudraUzumaki Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
I apologize if this question has already been answered, but about how tall is he?
You did such a beautiful job on this! <3
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pahein Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student General Artist
From base of tail to top of head, he's 1' 4"; he's some 50-60 inches if you count the tail, too.
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AudraUzumaki Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Oh, wow! Okay, thank you!
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SanaGale Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
the irrigated colors in the eyes are really stunning, how did you get them blended s well and yet so distinct?
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pahein Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Uh, I dunno. I just... needlefelted it all? I like eyes.

I honestly have no idea how to explain this. |D;;
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SanaGale Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Ha, no worries. I can just practice different things until I can get the effect. I've never made something nearly as big in wool though (where I could use this technique on eyes). It must have taken forever. @_@
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pahein Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Uh, 'round 60 hours of work, yup.
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SanaGale Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
<3 amazing.
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BeaustifulVista Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
This is by far the most flawless handmade Mew, rather, it's the best Mew I have ever encountered. I'd love to purchase one, but as of right now I don't have $500 to spend. I'd like to stay in contact until then, though. If you're interested. You're a very talented artist, I aspire to one day be able to create something as wonderful as this!
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pahein Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student General Artist
I'm glad you like it so much as to write a comment like this. :aww: Depending on exactly when you raise the money, though, I'm not exactly sure if I'll be able to take the commission right away. If it happened to be by this summer, though, that would make for a nice coincidence. ;D If not, of course, so long as you're willing to be patient with me, of course I'd be interested. :meow:
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BeaustifulVista Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
As it stains, I happen to only be a 17 year old without a job. :( plus, I'm unsure how the payment would work, like, would I ask you to make it first, then pay you, or pay you, then wait for you to complete it and send it to me? And just something to keep your spirits up, the picture you put up of this is my wallpaper on my iPad. :)
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pahein Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Haha, you are right, that does keep my spirits up. X3

Usually, I go about 1/2 at the beginning, and then 1/2 after I'm done plus shipping. But since Mews are an investment, I'm willing to further break that down and all depending on what your situation is.
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BeaustifulVista Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Mew is my favorite, would you be able to make a smaller version? And if so, how much would you sell it for?
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pahein Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Well, I could make it at just about any size, yeah. Errm, if you give me how much you're willing to pay, or how big you want, I can specify the other variable.

But, for a Mew 6" tall from feet to head, I'd ask for... around $75?
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BeaustifulVista Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Hmmmm, what about 10 inches or a foot? :o
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pahein Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Student General Artist
10 inches tall... $200.

And then a foot tall... $275?

I'm trying to make this fair in my head for both of us, but honestly since needlefelting's a volume-based craft my poor little mind is on the fritz. I tend to undersell myself, though, so I'm guessing those are good prices...
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BeaustifulVista Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Hahah, well I'm thinking I'd probably get some money after Christmas and it'd only build up afterwards since I never spend money. I'm almost little hesitant about spending $500, although I do think it is worth it because it would be practically one of a kind as well as the complete flawlessness of it. Is there no chance of lowering the price at all? Or are you stuck at $500?
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pahein Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Honestly, I was thinking of going up on the price soon. If I calculate what I actually earn, it's less than a fourth of the living wage in the area per hour, and less than half the legal wage per hour at any other job.

And if you're not hesitant about spending five hundred dollars I would hazard a guess that you were a gambler. :I Don't overextend your means. And, also, if you're more interested in another small Pokemon, others could be cheaper than life-size than Mew is. Just throwing that out there.
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hezoo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
AAAH You made ANOTHER ONE!?
You're the best!! :heart: :heart: :heart:
I like both mews... Aaah you make me inpatient for Christmas!!!
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pahein Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Haha, yes, I made another one. ^^
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MewLightKitten Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't understand how it's posable..... wouldn't the wool, being felted into place/shape, go OUT of place when you move it?
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pahein Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Nope. It keeps its form, but the wire lets you bend the form. If that makes any sense.
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MewLightKitten Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ah okay, thanks
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dibbuns Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the best custom Mews I've seen, it -looks- like Mew, but has a certain personal style that I love to see (just like the different official plushies and artwork all have slightly different styles to each other). Super well done!!
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pahein Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Haaah, thank you very much. ^^
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