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3 years comparison Needle felting by The-GoblinQueen 3 years comparison Needle felting by The-GoblinQueen
I'll add this to scraps latter. Entry for the Draw this Again Challenge, not really a drawing but needle felted soft sculptures

The before can be seen here- [link]

I just thought it would be fun to show my improvement/progress in 3 years on needle felting.

The little lovebird done in 2007 was one of the first things that I made, after 2 dragons & a dog lol. So if I'm remembering right it was the 4th needle felted thing I ever made.

The one in 2010 was the first with clay parts which I think I'll be doing more of in the future. Now I just need to make a lovebird this year so I can see how I've improved from 2010 to now ^_^
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:iconsaoirse86:
Both are amazing.
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The-GoblinQueen Dec 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :hug:
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AlwaysSuagarCoated Oct 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awesome! I love seeing pictures of how far people have progressed!

I've been playing around with Paperclay parts in my needle felting. I like the Paperclay because it's lighter than, say, polymer clay.

Beautiful!!
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The-GoblinQueen Oct 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Yeah paperclay is a good idea, I got some but I think it was already dried up because it just crumbled & fell a part :( I'm going to try La Doll air dry clay & see if it's any lighter than polymer. I found the resin sculpt was very heavy but for the birds feet it gave a nice base, so the weight was good.

Thanks again!
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AlwaysSuagarCoated Oct 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I've never heard of La Doll Air Dry! I like to sculpt with the "magic sculpt" resin too (but paper clay is so much lighter) & I agree with the heavy base idea. Never thought of that, THANKS!
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The-GoblinQueen Oct 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah its great stuff, once it's dry it can be carved, and sanded. It's almost like porcelain once it's dried. I still need to buy some paper clay that's not old lol & give it a try
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:iconw0nderbolts:
the bird is the word
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:icongummiberri:
Looks great, the clay bits really make quite a difference to the realism. I really want to see what a 2012 lovebird looks like.
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The-GoblinQueen Sep 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Yeah I really want to start using more clay in with my plush. I need to make a new lovebird now ^_^
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MagicBirdie Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! :)
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