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Cuddly possum by Catigma Cuddly possum by Catigma
Yay! I've seen a couple of other deviants who make these amazing dolls in a combination of clay and plush. I've wanted to try combining the two crafts myself for quite a while, as these are the two crafts i like the most to do :nod: So.. Today i did :D

I made a possum doll, because i think they are really, really cute! :love: We don't have possums in Norway, so i have to be happy with just looking at pictures, and making my own version :)

He is about 15-20 cm long (the double if we count in the tail). Head and feet made of clay attached to a steelwire skeleton, and painted with acrylic and matt laquer (nose and mouth has glossy laquer). The tail and fur is sewn on, and all parts that is not clay is fully poseable.

He is actually very cuddly, as the fur is made out of a furry blanket :aww:
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:icontrovi:
Trovi Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Student Interface Designer
I looove it so much! I love that cute happy face and eyes!
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RhiannonWoolf Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
naaawww so cute!
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:iconcatigma:
Catigma Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you Heart 
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pinberry Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry for the super late response to this, but you really did an amazing job on it c': if you don't mind me asking, what sort of steel wire did you use? I thought I might give making a posable thingy a try sometime but there are so many different types it seems, like 'memory wire' and stuff haha
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Evaldre Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
So cute! And well done!
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Kridah Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love him <3 He's really, really adorable! <3
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MortMorrison Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011   Digital Artist
Hah! Oh my this is brilliant :D
Really great job you did there. :la: :la: :la:
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lupusmagus Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
Haha, how freaking cute is that!
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Nuimwolf Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Ahh I'm so stupid. You have already made a tutorial! Just found it.

Thanks teehee <33
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Nuimwolf Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
This is gorgeous... You really should make more like this! :D
I wish I had been here earlier to buy this little fella'.

Is it possible at all you could a tutorial on how to make plush's/dolls? I'm really curious. They look so much nicer than normal material ones.
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Catigma Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :hug: I'm in the progress of making 2-3 more of them :nod: Hehe, he has never been for sale. I'm sorry, I did'nt have the heart to sell it, but in the future, i will put some things up for sale :)

Yes, you found the tut i see, I'm glad :) Thank for faving! :heart:
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WolfSongLuna Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
This reminds me of the opposum I work with.
His name is Chesmu!
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:iconcatigma:
Catigma Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: How cute!
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WolfSongLuna Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Yeah he's a sweety!
You did a great job :)
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:iconcatigma:
Catigma Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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Cynder1314 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cute ;)
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:iconcatigma:
Catigma Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, and thanks for :+fav:ing :hug:
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Cynder1314 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome :) :tighthug:
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KitsuneGemma Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
I have never seen one of these in real life. But I went and looked them up. And they are lovely. I love the way you made the face. I never considered using another material for detailed areas such as this. Its really cool. :D
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Catigma Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Me neither, but they look so cute :D Thank you so much, he is quite a little charmer :) It's fun to do several materials, I'm really getting the hang of it now :)
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TheSeanAndKat Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
This is adorable. I honestly thought he was real at first glance. :D
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:iconcatigma:
Catigma Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D
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ooBLACKNIGHTINGALEoo Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
cute:)
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:iconcatigma:
Catigma Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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ooBLACKNIGHTINGALEoo Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
welcome:)
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stefi-heartlilly Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
adorable! and the furs put together really well :) his teeth are the best part, they soo cute and tiny!
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Catigma Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: Thank you! And thanks for faving :hug:
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Splashez Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student Photographer
I love the head and your tut is amazing, so I am going to try something like this myself, to!

Just have to figure out what kind of animal =D
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Catigma Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :hug: I'm glad to hear I could be an inspiration :aww:

Yes, there's so many cute ones to choose from! :love:
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KrazyKell Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student General Artist
This looks very realistic! It very well done!
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Catigma Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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Eviecats Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Such perfect fur for it! =D I love that it's mouth is open too, so cute!
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Catigma Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I too think the fur was perfect for a possumdoll :nod: Thanks :aww:
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LovelyTwistofNature Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
How cute! He looks so happy!
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Catigma Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Yes, he is a happy little guy! :heart:
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I-Bo-I Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Creepy but cool
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:iconcatigma:
Catigma Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, thanks :aww:
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I-Bo-I Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
welcome xD
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janey-in-a-bottle Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that steelwire skeleton must be quite strong. not sure how you modeled the head, but I imagine it being comparatively heavy...
never tried combining plushing and sculpting. does it take long to make the clay parts?
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Catigma Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This was my first doll, so I have learned from my mistakes. The steelwire skeleton is not strong enough, and i realize i should've filled it with rice, instead of just regular filling. It does however sit, stand and do what i like it to, as long as it has some support for the head. The head is, as you've guessed pretty heavy. The combination is fun though, I'm definately doing more of it :) yes, the clay parts is what takes time. Felt they took forever to make because i wanted to have it look as realistic as i could get it. Not quite pleased with its feet, but all in all I'm really pleased with how it came out :)
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viper137 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
adorable! x3
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Catigma Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, and thanks for faving! :heart:
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viper137 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem ^o^
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CharmingCrobat Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cuteness!
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Catigma Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, and thanks for faving! :heart:
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CharmingCrobat Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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Esaki Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:stare:

Simply...Adorable.
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:iconcatigma:
Catigma Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: Thanks! :aww:
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it and I'm also curious about the combination, which I have seen every now and then. Might give it a try some day. >3
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Catigma Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, it's a fun combo! :nod:
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