Underground Pokemon (and a Cubone)
Before I forget to write,
was the wonderful person who helped with Cubone by carving his head out of soapstone. He's removable.
Oooh, this one took a long time. I found this glass bowl at a Dollar Tree some months ago, and then I had this idea to make a diorama of underground Pokemon. It's got dunsparce, sandslash, a baby sandshrew, cubone, aaron, sableye, and a skeleton of Kabutops (or, actually, for the initiated, a Missingno).
I couldn't get the pictures right-- frogging glare-- but I tried my best.
I looked through the spritesheets and tried to find underground-looking Pokemon and there weren't that many.
Which was sad.
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 10 to 100 USD, depending on the size and complexity.
Pokemon (c) Nintendo