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Octopus WIP by FamiliarOddlings Octopus WIP by FamiliarOddlings
So this is what I've been working on the last month. It is the new blue-ringed octopus. Still working on it, but getting there! You can see I've made a few revisions on the design and also the color is somewhat more intense this time around. I'm also adding a beak to this guy, as requested by the commissioner. :D

1. Pipe cleaner armature for the arms
2. A base of plain wool batting needle-felted into shape on top of the pipe cleaners
3. Starting to felt colored wool on to the base in the blue-ringed pattern, careful about the eyes so the shape is good
4. Felting the rings on the arms (I start with the light blue so it stays bright and pure)
5. Still felting the rings... There are a lot of them!

The beak -- made out of paper clay and painted with acrylic.
Eyes -- paper clay painted with pan pastels and acrylics for the pupil and the white outline so it "glows." Thank you, =ShePaintsWithBlood for introducing me to pan pastels! They are so perfect for cephalopod eyes! :D

Feel free to ask questions, I'll try to answer in a timely manner. :)
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Tammysoul Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for sharing this it reallyHug  is very generous of you
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WegaBlueSun Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
That's an amazing piece of work. Whatever you're charging is probably not enough for the effort it takes!
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oHmega14 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is too cool! :la: I have to try it!!
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How much would something like this go for?
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toshers-girl Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
I've never heard of needle felting before. It looks like the head is hollow so I was wondering how you get the felt to hold the shape?
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KM-Galleries Featured By Owner May 2, 2012   General Artist
Its amazing to see a bit behind your process. Do you just glue the paper clay to the felt?
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kimberleytheresa Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:faint: my favourite cephalopod

i want one so bad D: it's amazing :D
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aprilwilcox Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
I LOVE THIS! THANK YOU FOR SHARING A PROCESS IMAGE!
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ElaclairesSkies Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Wow, to see the step by step of this makes it all the more admirable and awe worthy. :D Thank you for sharing!
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daaa Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm just curious, do you not run into issues with breaking your needles on the pipecleaners? How do you work around having the wire in there?
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