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« on: August 16, 2012 08:25:16 PM »

I love Craftster, but it doesn't seem to be as crazy busy as it used to be! I come back every so often, though, to see what everyone is up to. I've been coming here for years - pretty much every since I first got internet way back in highschool.  Roll Eyes There are so many awesome and creative people here.

I thought I would show you something new I have been working on. Mechanical Owls. Or MechOwlies as I call them. Smiley

All of them are handsculpted from polymer clay. No molds. The only tools I use are razor blades and pokey sticks (what is the right name for those things, anyways? Haha!) Then I add a few metal findings, components, and watch parts. The colouring is usually a mix of metallic polymer clay and mica powder, and then it's finished with a black patina and glazed.

This is Bubo - he was my second MechOwlie. He was based off of Bubo from Clash of the Titans in my own style. Smiley



Then, there is Higgs... Aesop... and Morpheus. Smiley







I made this slightly dangerous looking guy, too. His name is Mendeleev, named after the father of the periodic table.



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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2012 08:41:16 PM »

I love these, they are so cool & so beautifully done! I think Morpheus is my favorite! Beautiful work, so cool! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2012 08:43:26 PM »

WOW!!  This is so awesome and creepy and beautiful!!  LOVE IT!!!
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2012 10:10:12 PM »

Wow, love love love your mechowlies
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2012 10:55:40 PM »

These are absolutely adorable!! You did a wonderful job.
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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2012 04:54:00 AM »

These are EPIC cool!  What a wonderful representation.  I would love any one of them!  You do some fantastic work there!
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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2012 06:56:40 AM »

Lovely owls. There is something about an owl that just seems to lend itself to mechanisation. I love Mendeleev with the biohazard warning on his chest.
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2012 07:14:01 AM »

The incredible amount of time you must put into your details is mind boggling!  Each one would require hours just to look at each little piece...I admire that in your works...you can tell that you love and take pride in what you make...everything is finished off so nicely...the placement of each tiny piece in the exact spot...thanks for returning with this collection...it is so gratifying to see such a gifted artist!
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2012 09:06:40 AM »

Your mechanical owls are amazing!
I love every one of them.
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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2012 10:05:33 AM »

Thanks guys! Cheesy

OH - I forgot, Mendeleev's eyes glow.
I took this uber creepy dark photo of him...



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