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Mew Details by pahein Mew Details by pahein
Just some details of [link] for a customer. Go see the full deviation! Much more impressive than this bad-photo jazz~!

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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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Nandra11 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Woah... I haven't done much with needlefelting, but I've experimented enough to know it's a heck of a lot of work. I can't believe how smooth and perfect you got it, especially considering its scale! $500 is a totally fair price - I wish I had the cash. ^_^
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pahein Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Well, that particular one is pretty dense. I don't even remember how I got it like that, aheh... but it's a lot less work if I go less dense, and even still, it's underpriced at $500. Something I've learnt the hard way...
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Cookiepielover Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
I would just be interested in a smaller sized one, these are spectacular!
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PrincessRubyRose Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
now I'm curious, how much would a plushie cost, you know life sized but stitched and stuffed with cotton NOT needle felted?
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pahein Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
I wouldn't know; I don't normally work as a plush artist. I would suggest asking someone more familiar with that form of artistry for their quote.
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PrincessRubyRose Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh alright, thanks ^^
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DirtScraps Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is adorable and awesome! It looks great life-sized! :XD:
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Jacqueline-Victoria Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student General Artist
would you possibly be willing to make this again o_o i have never wanted a mew plush so bad (cause most of them suck) AUGH I WANT IT
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pahein Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student General Artist
I would be. For 500 USD.
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Jacqueline-Victoria Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student General Artist
D: HOLY.... that is alot of money.... @_@ i cant afford it then... id be willing to art trade and possibly bring down the price or something (id trade as much as was needed ^^;) and i could probably pay up to $80 but 500 is way too steep for this college student
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