Wow, thank you everyone! I'm so glad you like my orang!
I'll try to answer your specific questions here too:
I wish you had a portable x-ray machine so that we can see all the incredible work you dedicated to the skeletal structure!
I've blogged some more about my process at http://www.planetjune.com/blog/orang-behind-the-scenes/
- you can see some in-progress pics there, so you can see how I made the hands and feet, and what the skeleton looks like.
I know this took a lot of work, and I'm not sure if you used any sort of pattern or anything, but is there any way you could illustrate for us how you made the "skeleton" part?
Could you explain what doll armature is like and how you were able to modify it, I'm curious as I have never seen such a thing before.
You can google for plastic doll armature - you'll find them for sale at online dollmaking stores. I discovered it by accident while I was shopping for eyes! It's a bendable plastic frame with beads that you can pop off and pop together to change the length of each section - in theory, but in practice it took ALL of my strength over several hours to pop the beads on and off. You can buy special pliers designed to make the process easier, but I couldn't afford the $20 for just this one purpose! (See the blog post I linked to above to see what the armature looks like)
Is the furry yarn crocheted?
Yep, everything you see is crocheted
Please tell me he's on Ravelry or a blog somewhere...
Well I have posted about him on my blog and Ravelry, but I don't think that's what you meant
I crocheted him completely freeform, i.e. no pattern, and there's no way I could ever make one, I'm afraid - it would just be way too complicated.
do you plan on making any other animals?
Um... YES! Of course! Crocheting animals is my big passion. It may be a while before I undertake something this complex again though
Any more questions? Keep 'em coming - I'm happy to share!