A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you have an idea for improving the Craftster swap process?  Suggest and discuss it here on the Talk About The Swap Process board.
Total Members: 303,213
Currently Running With Scissors:
624 Guests and 26 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 6
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Mechanical Owls  (Read 26127 times)
Tags for this thread: owl  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Monster Kookies
Offline Offline

Posts: 565
Joined: 21-Jun-2007

View Profile WWW
« 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.



Painted Sparrow
Offline Offline

Posts: 604
Joined: 17-May-2011

The Beautiful Ugly

View Profile WWW
« 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

Teller of Stories, Creator of Worlds, One of the Imagining Ones.
MRDes on FB
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2012 08:43:26 PM »

WOW!!  This is so awesome and creepy and beautiful!!  LOVE IT!!!
<3 Ashley
« Last Edit: August 17, 2012 11:06:08 AM by MareMare - Reason: to comply with Craftster guidelines » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 1987
Joined: 10-Aug-2007

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2012 10:10:12 PM »

Wow, love love love your mechowlies

« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2012 10:55:40 PM »

These are absolutely adorable!! You did a wonderful job.

Sweet Zombie Jesus
Offline Offline

Posts: 455
Joined: 13-Feb-2010
Don't bring your crazy here. We're all stocked up.

View Profile available for personal swaps
« 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!

Boycott haters.

http://www.wists.com/jcorn - my wist-y ideas
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 2903
Joined: 05-Dec-2010

View Profile
« 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.
Craftalongs Moderator
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Make All Things, especially from stash
Offline Offline

Posts: 33979
Joined: 12-Feb-2006

Live Life Like You Want To!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« 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!

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 3477
Joined: 31-Jul-2005

Hi from Belgium!

View Profile WWW
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2012 09:06:40 AM »

Your mechanical owls are amazing!
I love every one of them.
This rocks!

Monster Kookies
Offline Offline

Posts: 565
Joined: 21-Jun-2007

View Profile WWW
« 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...


Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 6 Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Si-Cology 1 by Duck Dynasty’s Uncle Si
Fury Series by Elizabeth Miles Book Trailer
Fury Book Series by Elizabeth Miles
The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way
Running Like A Girl by Alexandra Heminsley
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Stuffed Acorn Squash
@Home This Weekend: Quilted Patchwork Basket
Craftster Quickies: How to Make Spooky Halloween Decorations

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.