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Title: Mini Polymer Clay Chimp
Post by: ooakie-dokie on March 02, 2010 03:50:07 AM
Hey guys, long time lurker, first time poster. I hope it's okay for my first post to be this one..

So, my entry is a little chimp, made from polymer clay, painted with genesis paints and flocked with mohair (which took longer to complete than the sculpting).  His little toy banana is removable, though he gets cranky if it's kept away too long.  ;)






He does have a proper little body, and one arm is tucked under the other, but it's hard to tell - the camera can't seem to see past the shiny blackness of his hair (though it readily picks up the stray strands of polyfill that are still stuck to him that I didn't notice until I'd taken photos, oops! :-[)

He's approximately one & a quarter inch tall.

I hope I did all this right. If not, feel free to throw (preferably soft or shiny) things at me.


Title: Re: Mini Polymer Clay Chimp
Post by: nessie on March 02, 2010 05:34:29 AM
So detailed!  I love the texture of the mohair.  Great job. 


Title: Re: Mini Polymer Clay Chimp
Post by: Belruel on March 02, 2010 05:40:15 AM
very nice detail work, his little banana is so cute.


Title: Re: Mini Polymer Clay Chimp
Post by: sum1smuma on March 02, 2010 05:42:39 AM
When I saw this thumbnail pic, I thought how realistic it looked but I never dreamed he was a mini! :o
He is very cool. I bet doing that mohair detail caused some serious sore eyes. He does need a name though.....


Title: Re: Mini Polymer Clay Chimp
Post by: LimeRiot on March 02, 2010 08:40:21 AM
I can't believe how tiny he is!! I never would have guessed from the first picture. The detail in his expression is really incredible. So much personality in 1"!!


Title: Re: Mini Polymer Clay Chimp
Post by: thisbirdsabsurd on March 02, 2010 08:44:36 AM
too cute!!! :D


Title: Re: Mini Polymer Clay Chimp
Post by: NightTerrorzChick on March 02, 2010 10:11:38 AM
The detail on this thing is crazy! I love the mohair technique you used. It looks so realistic. Can't believe how tiny it is!


Title: Re: Mini Polymer Clay Chimp
Post by: Atellix on March 02, 2010 11:03:57 AM
He's so tiny and adorable! And SO detailed! Wonderful job!  ;D


Title: Re: Mini Polymer Clay Chimp
Post by: soshespeaks on March 02, 2010 11:56:09 AM
This is awesome! He's so cute! And so well detailed its sorta eerie :P amazing job!!! Mind if I ask how you stuck the mohair to the clay?


Title: Re: Mini Polymer Clay Chimp
Post by: averyg on March 02, 2010 04:46:07 PM
As a future primatologist...
I must say, that I love this little guy!
He is so great!
And yay for first posts being super!
:D


Title: Re: Mini Polymer Clay Chimp
Post by: beccas_song on March 02, 2010 06:12:21 PM
So very cute! I want a tiny baby chimp to hold and cuddle. :) I can't believe how small and detailed he is! Love it! Great work- hope to see more from you!!!


Title: Re: Mini Polymer Clay Chimp
Post by: ooakie-dokie on March 02, 2010 09:28:04 PM
Aw, thank you for all your wonderful feedback. :D I was nervous about posting, now I'm so happy I did!

When I saw this thumbnail pic, I thought how realistic it looked but I never dreamed he was a mini! :o
He is very cool. I bet doing that mohair detail caused some serious sore eyes. He does need a name though.....

Thanks so much! Hmm, he does need a name, If we were going on words uttered the most while making him, it would probably be a four-letter name. ;)

This is awesome! He's so cute! And so well detailed its sorta eerie :P amazing job!!! Mind if I ask how you stuck the mohair to the clay?

Aww, I'm thrilled you like him. :) I just cut the mohair up into teeny-tiny pieces and then 'painted' small areas with fabri-tac and then quickly pressed on the hair. Have to be careful to get the glue:hair ratio right, or you end up with stringy white glue showing through the hair.


Title: Re: Mini Polymer Clay Chimp
Post by: JCDillustration on March 03, 2010 07:43:02 AM
A work of art and so charming too! They both look very real.


Title: Re: Mini Polymer Clay Chimp
Post by: Suziwuzi on March 03, 2010 08:31:39 AM
Wow!  :o This is amazing! I'm hoping to start working in mini and I can only hope that someday I'll be able to make something so detailed.


Title: Re: Mini Polymer Clay Chimp
Post by: abaffledcat on March 03, 2010 10:57:28 AM
I love him! I work with chimps, and I wish they all looked this cute and sweet. :)


Title: Re: Mini Polymer Clay Chimp
Post by: lightness on March 09, 2010 06:47:25 AM
I love the little chimp!  Do you sell these and if so for how much? 


Title: Re: Mini Polymer Clay Chimp
Post by: McGillistabby on March 10, 2010 08:50:02 PM
Incredible! This rocks!! :D


Title: Re: Mini Polymer Clay Chimp
Post by: jerilynfoley on March 12, 2010 10:40:19 AM
I love clay but I have zero talent when it comes to making ANYTHING in clay.  You did a great job.


Title: Re: Mini Polymer Clay Chimp
Post by: Craftgasm Kate on March 22, 2010 09:07:37 PM
the pics disappeared  :(

after all the great comments, i must see this tiny cute chimp!