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Underground Pokemon by pahein Underground Pokemon by pahein
Underground Pokemon (and a Cubone)

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Before I forget to write, :icondragonmarkaleb: was the wonderful person who helped with Cubone by carving his head out of soapstone. He's removable.

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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.

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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 10 to 100 USD, depending on the size and complexity.

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Pokemon (c) Nintendo
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miko-senpai2 Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
have you put this on tumblr? if not can i? i will put a link to your page with it.
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pahein Jan 15, 2014  Student General Artist
As long as you source it, that's fine by me~
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miko-senpai2 Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
heres my blog:mikotohyashi.tumblr.com/ should be at the top :)
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miko-senpai2 Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
k i'll TRY to send you a link.
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sexydawn119 Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:O soo cool.I wish I had one of those cubone skulls for some crafts
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xSamnatax Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i'm sorry to tell, but this is so awesome that i have to go to your home, and steal this now :) -brb-
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great idea ;]
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playerpichu Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the Kabutops/Missingno. and the Cubones Skull. I'm surprised there isn't a Diglett or Dugtrio in there. :XD:
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pahein Jun 28, 2012  Student General Artist
There was going to be, but then a fortuitous art trade made Cubone the topper. ouo
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playerpichu Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well that makes seance, my Favorite Ground Type is Cubone. C: Although whenever I catch one my Brother takes out the spirit of it my calling it Cuboner. :XD:
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