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Blue Baby Cuttlefish by FamiliarOddlings Blue Baby Cuttlefish by FamiliarOddlings
Another cuttlefish! This time I was trying for something in between cartoonish and realistic. What do you think? Did I succeed?

Needle-felted wool over pipe cleaners (in the arms) with eyes of paper clay. He's about five inches long and three inches wide. Very small! :aww:

I dyed the wool myself, both food coloring method and an acid dye (for the wonderful blue).

Available in my etsy shop here: [link]
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SparklyWhiteWolf Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist
AWWW!!!!!!!!!!
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wkhamm Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
This is so cute! Amazing job!
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Kaleasa Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Soo cuuuuuute!!!! ^^
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ElaclairesSkies Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
I stumbled upon this adorable little guy when searching under 'cuttlefish' in Etsy. I must say, this is a phenomenally detailed piece of work. The hand dyed felt, the paper clay eyes, each and every millimeter of him is just gorgeously done. This has to be the best cuttlefish I have seen in any media, and by no means am I exaggerating. I do hope to commission you in the near future, it would truly be an honor. :love: It is creations like this which make my day
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kjtgp1 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
cute
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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kjtgp1 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
you're welcome!
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VampirePumpkin Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010   General Artist
SO ADORABLE
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
^___^ I'm glad you think so!
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vikingsoprano Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Very cool. Really good job with the detailing, particularly since he's small.
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Yes, definitely the smaller the more difficult the details. Thank you for noticing that. :)
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vikingsoprano Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
Trust me, I know ALL about small details. :D
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zincuddlefish Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
ohhhh thats pertiey its nomaful
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
:tighthug:
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zincuddlefish Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
yayayayayy squizie back :tighthug:
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Ciechi Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Student General Artist
its soo cute! How do you do that stuff? Whats the process called?
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :) The process is called needle-felting and it involves poking wool with a barbed needle, 'felting' it, making the strands of wool bind together and become firm.
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creturfetur Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
LOVE the subtle shading with the lighter blue on his face! In fact, all of the colors are fantastic. And though it is kind of difficult for cephalopods to look utterly adorable, you have done it. XD
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
:D Thank you, creturfetur! I didn't like the way the main blue looked so much so I added that lighter one and it seemed to make all the colors look so much better, haha. I'm thrilled you could see it in the photo! Oh, but cephalopods are so utterly adorable! :D I guess this is how I see them.
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creturfetur Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
AND I AGREE, but this is coming from someone who made an earwig. XD
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hahaha! True, very true! Earwigs are cute in their own way too. :D
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LoopyWolf Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
lovely work!
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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IloveJesus4eternity Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
You did succeed! Good job! :D
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D I'm glad you think so! :heart:
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IloveJesus4eternity Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
You're welcome! :D
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Remjie-Malham Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think this one turned out just awesome! I love this soft colors and big baby eyes! Your works are so inspiring, thankyou for that!
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wow, thank you, wereRemjiff!!! :D It makes me so, so, so happy to read this from you! :giggle: You're so very welcome!
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hypnocampus Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
Soooo super cute :D <3
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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hypnocampus Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Pleasure :)
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Zhonaluz Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What a little cutie pie!
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
:aww: Thank you!
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Zhonaluz Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No prob!
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MarieBlack07 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
aww he is so cute
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