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« on: May 14, 2011 12:22:54 AM »

Here is my newest specimen from my project, The Marcus Kelli Collection

Photographs by Ren Dodge

If anyone is interested how I made him:
I made a wood structure that I wrapped paper towels around to get the rough shape, then I use masking tape to wrap around the paper towels to hold them all together. Then I paper mache over the tape and use melted beeswax and cut faux fur with a bit of paint for the fur (in a nutshell)
the whiskers are made from the ends of a broom!

here is my old post where I explain the Marcus Kelli Collection a bit better
And my website if anyone's interested

Thanks for looking! C&C welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2011 12:33:04 AM »

wow, I'm speechless ( and my friends would say that is a rare event indeed!)

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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2011 02:12:58 AM »

Oh I do love him! Much less intimidating than a regular sized walrus and infinitely more pettable Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2011 03:11:16 AM »

Wow! Amazing work--super realistic. Very, very cool.
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2011 05:57:07 AM »

This is really interesting and unique! I've checked out your other posts and your homepage concerning the Marcus Kelli Collection and I am fascinated. All the detail is truly amazing and I love how much effort and dedication you put into this. Also, I think it's wonderful that people have the opportunity to touch some things. I'd love to go see your exhibition and that is really saying something. ( My parents treated me to an overdose of museums and exhibitions up to the time when I was 16. Resulting from that, even though I'm of course interested in all the art that is out there, I'm highly allergic to the concept of museum- or artgallery- going Wink)
What inspired you to come up with Marcus Kelli and all his fascinating adventures?
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2011 08:56:23 AM »

Very cool. I just saw your other posts for the first time, and I'm impressed at how much effort you put into creating not only the creatures themselves, but their natural history too! I hope that someday I can see a collection in person  Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2011 09:43:16 AM »

Wow, just wow!  That is so amazing!

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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2011 10:05:12 AM »

That thing is AMAZING! speechless.

and thank you so much for sharing how you made him, cause i always look at this kind of work as 'oh, it`s soooo beyond me i don`t even wanna think how to make one'- so now knowing all the things you used and can be used, i might try a small fun critter one day and will know, what to use Smiley


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