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« on: November 21, 2010 10:48:58 AM »

As a part of the package being sent to Ms. amydice, I decided to make her something Tim Burton, as like me, she is a huge fan.  So, I decided to make something based on his art, rather than one of his movies.  About a year ago, there was an exhibition of Tim Burton's art at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.  Balloon Boy was one of his pieces, and I really felt like it would end up being a pretty cool plush.

I drew out my design, and used a blue woven fabric.  I completed construction, and then painted all the details on.  He stands about 9 inches tall.  Here he is!

It was hard to find a pic of the backside, but I finally found one...

Thanks for looking, C&C more than welcome!!!!

« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2010 11:02:34 AM »

that's amazing! Tim Burton is fantastic Cheesy seriously cool Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2010 11:17:17 AM »

Thanks so much!!!  It is my first painted toy, so it was very fun, but scary at the same time.

« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2010 11:27:30 AM »

I've never even thought about making Tim Burton related plush toys Smiley Oyster Boy would be cute Tongue

You should definately carry on painting plush toys!! you're fab at it Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2010 01:25:10 PM »

I can't even explain how excited I am to receive my package from you. You're CRAZY talented with everything you do!

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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2010 02:25:12 PM »

This is amazing I love tim burton's illustrations! You should definitely do more of his characters.

I agree with goldsheepbowl oyster boy would be amazing!!

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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2010 02:52:30 PM »

Very cool!
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2010 09:22:27 PM »

Eeee! He's great! I've just looked up the original and he looks just like it! Cheesy

I'm so jealous you got to go to that. (I'm hoping to go while it's in Toronto if I can get there though, so here's hoping.)
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2010 03:00:22 PM »

Too awesome. That exhibit is in Toronto right now and they have a totally huge version of that guy. Wicked. I love Tim Burton. Yay. I haven't been to the exhibit yet, but cause it's at a venue that does movies too, they showed 16 of his movies back to back, which I did go to.

I totally like how it's painted. You did a fantabulous job.

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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2010 02:23:34 PM »

A year ago I saw a tv special about the Tim Burton exhibit, and one of the first things they showed was a giant Balloon Boy and my first thought was...I want that in a plushie!! And you've pulled it off amazingly!  Grin I love it!

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