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Needle Felted Monstrous Nightmare by SnowFox102 Needle Felted Monstrous Nightmare by SnowFox102
My biggest feltie yet, about three feet long from snout to tail! :la: This is Spit Fyre, the Nightmare OC of ~MarieBlack07. I had a lot of fun making her. She's needle felted from wool, and her dark markings are fabric marker. I tried airbrushing some of them, with mixed results. :P I ended up touching up most of them with the marker itself. Her horns, claws, and teeth are made of Lumina clay. The ridges on her horns were made with puff paint, then I added a couple of layers of Flex Paste, then painted.

That's me in the top left pic, by the way. :P

EDIT: I forgot to mention, she DOES have a wire armature, as most of my figures do. Her wings have three wires each, which enables them to fold inward and support her weight.
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:icondjhippie1:
djhippie1 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Hi :) Do you make tutorials? 
I want to make a dragon but I don´t know how to start it 
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e-birds Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
oh gosh this is amazing!!! mustve taken alot of time, but so worth it 8'))
i wanted to ask, did you use dry needle felting on the wings or wet needle felting?? they look like theyve been made with wet needle felting, but im asking just incase
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SnowFox102 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sorry for the late reply. D: The wings are mostly needle felted, but I did run them through the washing machine at one point to tighten them up a bit. Wet felting has a tighter end result, but is more random and difficult to control, so pretty much everything I do is entirely needle felted. :)
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equestriad Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you make these? They're super cute!
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SnowFox102 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's a craft called needle felting, in which wool is sculpted using specially made needles. The notches on the needles catch the hairs and cause them to knot together, creating a solid but pliable form over time. It takes a lot of time so some people find it too tedious, but I enjoy it. :)
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equestriad Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! 
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flightlessdragon Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
It's wonderful, just one question, did you attach the clay parts with glue or some other way?
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SnowFox102 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Each clay part has a wire embedded in it, which I glued into a hole poked in the felt. Just plain ole super glue. It holds quite well. :)
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Ridleyman9000 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
FREAKING AWESOME! you should make a Rathalos from the Monster Hunter games!
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Triceratonfan4 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: Awesome! This is amazing! Excellent work. :clap:
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Trollsngoblins Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She's AMAZING, sweetie!
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SnowFox102 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D
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walkingdead600 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
price?
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SnowFox102 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
She was a commission so she's not for sale.
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walkingdead600 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how much for another one?
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SnowFox102 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Given the amount of time it took and the amount of materials, I'd only do it again for at least $500. I know that sounds like a lot, but this booger took a lot of effort. :)
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Dobrea Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
wow, a lot of work :) great dragon
How long did it take you? :)
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SnowFox102 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I lost track. XD I spend most of the day felting, and I worked on this dragon over the course of several weeks. I always have multiple projects going at once though, so it's hard to figure out exactly how long a single piece took. Thanks for the comment!
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:iconglaceonlover6:
Glaceonlover6 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
i know u and u kow me 2
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SnowFox102 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Uhh...huh?
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GlassCamel Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Really spectacular and awesome. I can't believe how enormous she is. :omfg:
looks like she's gonna snap up Jazz there on the sidewalk! :3
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SnowFox102 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha yeah I like to put the Kreons in pictures sometimes. I'd like to have a little army of them, showing up randomly in pictures, but at the moment I only have Jazz and Knockout. I also have plans for other little figures to add, like the felted Shattered Glass Ravage I've been working on, and my brother suggested Waluigi after we were disappointed that he doesn't have a figure in the new blind bags. XD
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GlassCamel Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Oh, my local TRU never has Kreons! :[ One of these days I'll get a load of them online, I just have to talk myself into paying shipping for the epic silliness! :XD:
Can't wait to see SG!Ravage, he looks adorable already. And really all Kreon-sized friends would be excellent - the more the merrier!! :la:
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SnowFox102 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
My local stores haven't had the blind bags either, and only a couple of the bigger sets. The two I have, I got online. Though part of my problem is that I rarely go to stores that have toys, so I haven't been there to catch things when they're there. Wal-mart, TRU and Target aren't that far away, but I don't grocery shop there and since I can't drive I have to ask for a ride to anything out of the way, and I hate to do that. ^^;
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GlassCamel Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
lol! Just yesterday I went into a Fry's (electronics store) and they had some! Couldn't get any, I was rushing about - I just thought it was awesome that they do actually exist IRL and not just on ebay! :XD:
I'm totally with you on not going out shopping just for toys, not when gas is so expensive. XP
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MarieBlack07 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I LOVE LOVE LOVE my baby. She is nesting on top of my room divider, keeping a close eye out for dust bunnies and evil pixies that might turn up
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SnowFox102 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm so glad you like her! :la:
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Sovriin Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thats pretty damn awesome.
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:iconsnowfox102:
SnowFox102 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D
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:iconjerseydays:
Jerseydays Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is amazing!! What a beauty she is and so many details! Wonderful job!! :heart:
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:iconsnowfox102:
SnowFox102 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconanimalartkingdom:
AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is amazing! The detail and style is super well done!
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:iconsnowfox102:
SnowFox102 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, glad you think so. :D
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DragonForge311088 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So cool! Great piece. :D
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SnowFox102 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D
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DragonForge311088 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! :D
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Wingd1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OHMYGOD, it looks like the real thing! :XD:
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SnowFox102 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hehe thanks!
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Wingd1 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no prob :)
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crocodiledreams Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job! :D I haven't tried the fabric markers -- I've used prismas and lately tried chalk pastel. I imagine the prismas behave more or less like the fabric paint markers do, only maybe finer tips? I've used them mostly for fine markings. Still experimenting with the pastels, but *FeltedChicken uses them to great effect!
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SnowFox102 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
The only reason I haven't tried chalk pastels is because I intend my figures to be handled to some extent, so I don't use things that could come off or get smudged. I would expect pastels to smudge easily, though I haven't actually tried them on wool.

The markers I use have ink rather than paint, so they don't affect the texture of the wool very much. IIRC Prisma markers also use permanent ink, so they would behave pretty much the same way. My favorite markers are FabricMates, if you want to find them sometime. They have brush tips, and I think they also sell chisel tipped ones.
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crocodiledreams Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that's my worry with the chalk, too -- I've only used it on two things so far, and both of them I "fixed" after with a little spritz of hairspray on he chalked areas. ;) It seems fine. Granted, I was careful with them, but I did handle them a fair bit when I posed them for photos, and I didn't notice that it was coming.
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crocodiledreams Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Coming off, even. Need an "edit" button.
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Donīt know if this adjective is appropriate for a fire spitting dragon, but: heīs CUTE!
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SnowFox102 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha thanks! She's cute in her own way. ;)
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!
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tallydragon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Fabulous! He is gorgeous, love the blending you did on he colors--the fabric markers are a great idea! He does a great job holding a pose, too...I'll bet he took forever, but it was worth it. :)
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SnowFox102 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
She did take quite a while, I think I started in November and finished at the end of January. Granted I wasn't spending all my time on her, but it was still a lot of time. But I have a lot of time, and I enjoyed it, so it was worthwhile. :D

I'm glad the colors turned out well. I think blended colors using wool alone is a weak spot for me, and this project taught me a lot about blending both with wool and fabric markers. Thanks for the comments!
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CatsFeltLings Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fantastic.. i've yet to work with wires/clay/anything other than wool in my creations, but after seeing this, I almost want to give it a try... very well done!
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SnowFox102 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I actually have trouble making figures without armatures. XD At first I was hesitant to use clay and things like that, but it's not as hard as I thought it would be. The first thing I did was a fox with plastic doll eyes, then I started doing claws. Since I try to make everything as durable as possible, I was afraid that non-felted things wouldn't stay on well enough. But it turns out that super glue holds really well, to the point that when I've had to redo something because it was wiggly, it took quite a bit of effort to pull it off!

Thanks for the comments! :D
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