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« on: May 27, 2019 06:53:07 PM »

Jeffrey was just a blind albino cave penguin minding his own biz when a shoggoth came stampeding through his cave! WTF? He and his boyz got thrown left and right like bowling pins all because some dumb human guy couldn't mind his own beeswax! Oh well, he survived, he's just pissed. He'll cheer himself up with some cave shrimp. Mmmmm, shriiimp.

Ever since I read At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft I've been thinkin' bout those penguins. What do THEY all think of it? Were they chillin with the shoggoth until that dumb human guy got all curious? Was it sleeping? I wanted a blind albino penguin buddy of my own. So today I got the spark and quick made this guy out of my own pattern, felt, poly clay, paint, varnish, and then I accented the felt with pink marker. I hope it doesn't look too much like a parrot?







Well, I kinda want a little troop of these guys and then maybe I'll make a shoggoth and he can go bowling. Lmao.

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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2019 08:12:04 PM »

I am not familiar with that story, but it sounds interesting. Also, I never would have though to do a mixed project with felt and poly clay. I hope Jeffrey finds himself happier in your home!
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2019 08:08:38 AM »

HA! I LURRRRRRRRRRRVE HIM. Seriously, the felt and polyclay work amazingly well together. You got very smooth joins. I'd love to see a mini-tutorial from you some time about how you prepare and attach your small clay pieces to your art dolls. The feet are especially nicely sculpted. I remember back on your art bracelet post when you mentioned doing one of these. I'm so glad you found the time. He's perfect. Wink Good luck with your eldritch bowling set...  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2019 03:34:26 PM »

You did an amazing job on those feet, wow! He's so horribly uncomfortable to look at. Great work!
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2019 08:36:15 PM »

HA! I LURRRRRRRRRRRVE HIM. Seriously, the felt and polyclay work amazingly well together. You got very smooth joins. I'd love to see a mini-tutorial from you some time about how you prepare and attach your small clay pieces to your art dolls. The feet are especially nicely sculpted. I remember back on your art bracelet post when you mentioned doing one of these. I'm so glad you found the time. He's perfect. Wink Good luck with your eldritch bowling set...  Grin

Lol, Honestly, I have no idea how to explain anything I do: like how I make patterns and stuff? I swear it's just luck? Its confusing. The joins are just, like, I leave the ends open and then just shove the clay piece in after gluing. XD  So far stuff has stayed on since I'm not playing with them. Although this mountain man guy I did's eyebrow fell off... not sure what kinda glue I used, though since that was awhile ago. lmao
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2019 08:36:56 PM »

You did an amazing job on those feet, wow! He's so horribly uncomfortable to look at. Great work!

Haha thanks! I was going for horribly uncomfortable.  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2019 08:44:13 AM »

Lol, Honestly, I have no idea how to explain anything I do: like how I make patterns and stuff? I swear it's just luck? Its confusing. The joins are just, like, I leave the ends open and then just shove the clay piece in after gluing. XD  So far stuff has stayed on since I'm not playing with them. Although this mountain man guy I did's eyebrow fell off... not sure what kinda glue I used, though since that was awhile ago. lmao

That helps, honestly. Smiley I understand now that you are inserting most of the clay pieces into the seams and spaces of the fabric parts, rather than attaching them over the felt. Gives a nice, clean join.
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2019 10:36:05 AM »

So cool! He looks great Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2019 01:06:01 PM »

I've read a fair amount of Lovecrafts' work, but, I don't think I've ever read that particular story, however, I'm certainly familiar with Shoggoths from some of his other stuff (and others who've homaged it).  I love that you took an element from that tale and expanded upon it and looked at things from the birds' perspective.

Excellent form and fiber/clay construction combo (very nice detail on the feet!)
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2019 06:41:12 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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