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Topic: Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy (link to tutorial)  (Read 6372 times)
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« on: August 13, 2014 05:05:31 PM »

If baby Groot didn't have you going "awww", then I don't know what would. This is my interpretation of dancing Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy. This whole project is so EASY it's crazy. I made a few of them for my family because everyone wanted one Smiley The pot was painted with acrylic paints. I gave it about 4-5 coats and then sealed it with mat varnish.

Watch the tutorial here: --->  http://youtu.be/W2zbDnO47BU     <----

« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2014 06:58:45 PM »

Soooo cute!!!  I watched your tutorial earlier today and now I'm making a list of supplies I need to get to make one ^_^

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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2014 07:26:08 PM »

Soooo cute!!!  I watched your tutorial earlier today and now I'm making a list of supplies I need to get to make one ^_^

Awesome! Don't forget to post pictures here once it's done =D
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2014 08:22:56 PM »

Rocks!  I want to make like ten of him!

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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2014 10:01:47 PM »

brilliant! i gotta try this. thanks for the tute! Smiley

« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2014 06:00:19 AM »

love it! I will have to show my son, he will definitely want one now.  Grin

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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2014 08:54:20 AM »

Very cool!

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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2014 01:45:14 PM »

This is so cute. Very cool project. Great work. Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2014 06:46:26 AM »

Love this! I think baby Groot was my favorite part of the movie  Cheesy
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2014 07:09:23 PM »

working on my recreation of this project.

Unfortunately to due accessibility issues (aka my parents don't want the house roaring with heat from the oven and the polymer clay is a bit stinky when being baked and my mom is very sensitive to smells,) I'm making mine out of air dry clay.  UGH!!! That's all I can say.  Air dry clay is fun to work with but man can it be fiddly!! The poor hands on my Groot and very delicate and I had to opt out of doing the spikes for the roots at the top of his head.  I've come up with another option tho.

Here's some in progress pics

First this is the base of the body with part of the wire skeleton I made to help support it.  The wire extends beyond the clay and into the base.

Next is the base and arms covered with long and short strands of clay for texture.  This was pretty fiddly and time consuming.  The hands are a bit bigger than I wanted but I'm okay with that.

He has a head!!!  This was the hardest part to get right.  I followed along with the tutorial but had difficulty with the eyes (I ended up just making a circular indentation rather than hollowing out a section for another piece. I had to opt out of the branches on the head so I've got wires sticking out and after it dries and is painted, I'm going to glue moss to the wires for the head.

Overall I think he's looking pretty cute. I'll post more pics after he's dried completely (a day or so) and he's been painted and mossified lol.

Oh the green thing hes sitting is is a piece of foam that fits perfectly into the top of a 4" clay pot when flipped around the other way.

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