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Sea Slug Kuniei by FamiliarOddlings Sea Slug Kuniei by FamiliarOddlings
Another sea slug, as requested by ~zincuddlefish, this time more accurate to a real species. It is Chromodoris kuniei - wiki article here: [link]

The colors were so hard to get even close to right! I had to do so much layering. :faint: But it was fun. :D I'm gonna do more of these.

Made out of needle felted wool over a wire armature so it can be posed (especially the "eye stalks" heehee). It's about seven inches long.

I haven't decided yet if I'm putting it my etsy shop [link] or not...
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Bloodsong13T Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
nudibranchs!!  omg, and you made a soft, cuddly one!!  awesome : )
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my-immortals Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
You are a master with felt!!
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Fission-Chips Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Fantastic... just fantastic.
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muffin-wrangler Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Absolutely magnificent work. *takes her hat off to you*
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Zippo4k Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Love it! <3
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Schatten-Drache Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really lovely - may i show you Elysia chlorotica because it is my favorite seaslug? ^^
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chid0 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist
wow, so lifelike!
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CyberLume Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Oh my, is this what I think it is? Yes, it is!

SEA SLUG ART!!! And with impressive colors. :) Good job.
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svenmarie Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Yay for gastropods! <3
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duastre Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh wow this is amazing. I love these little creatures! Though are you sure it isn't a nudibranch? Oh man this is so gorgeous I can't stop looking at it, this is brilliant. I hope to learn how to do this one day!
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leficia Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
ahaha, no way! i just cast a little bronze sea slug, and i'm playing with some wire and woolfibre to felt some other little creatures, and i've been thinking to myself, 'felicia, you need to ask davina for a proper how-to on those little adorable animals'

ok, so the coincidence doesn't sound as cool in words as it did in my head.
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Haha! It still sounds pretty cool! :D You have to show me your bronze slug!

I'll get a tutorial made one of these days... I have photos of a snonkey step-by-step but I haven't put them together into a sensible whole yet.
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leficia Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
that will be a million kinds of awesome.

i promise, once the uni term is over (first week in november) i'll flood my dA gallery with this year's artwork.
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Hippopottermiss Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey that's the first needle felted sea slug I've ever seen! Nice job too :D
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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wildchild-sillygirl Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
I think i'm gunna fall down and worship you...Octo is still my favorite though....
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
:bow: Heehee, thank you! The octopus is my favorite too. ^^ Don't tell Kuniei.
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MetalMagpie Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Aww. There should be far more sea slug art. :D
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
:D I agree!
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zincuddlefish Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student Digital Artist
cool that looks cool (yay for cool) its very colerful and very real
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
Haha, yes, yay for cool! :D Thank you! I'm glad you like it!
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zincuddlefish Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
coooool
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Averuna Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Your creatures are always so cool
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you very much! :hug:
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010   Traditional Artist
Sooooo cute and beautiful. It looks good enough to eat, like a little desert beastie (of course I would never eat the poor thing though) I love its wavy body and how you did the underside. The eye stocks are awesome and I love that they can be posed. Gosh felting is so interesting to me. I have tried to look it up but never understand. If you ever get the chance I would love to see works in progress as you go.:blackrose:
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
:) Thank you, Aria! Aw, yes, it does look like candy or some dessert, doesn't it? :giggle: I don't think they look like real creatures. The waves were surprisingly difficult to do.

I've been working on a step-by-step snonkey creation. I hope it will help make felting understandable! It would be better if I could make a video of it but I haven't figured out how to do that yet.
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AzeFish Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is just freakin' awesome...
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
:D Thank you!
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