Thursday, January 30, 2014

An Orange Octopus





This is a little orange octopus that I finished as a commissioned piece. She’s going to sit atop a small tri-corner hat. I can’t wait to see it completed! She's hand beaded with sequin suction cups. Her eyes are clear glass cabachons that have been backed with hand painted paper. I like the way her eyes turned out. I'm going to experiment with this eye technique some more. It's really great if you have an animal with an unusual pupil shape.

17 comments:

Morena Ciambra Dreamartdolls said... [Reply]

I would love to see this when it is completed!!! So interesting! Is this for a special occasion??
Love the little octopus!!
Hugs,
Morena

P.S. Buttercup entry..lol!!

Robin Andreae said... [Reply]

The woman that I made this for is studying fashion and wants to go into movie costuming. I think this is kind of a steampunk kind of thing. But I'm not sure. I'll post pics when she gets it completed. It's an exciting idea.
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Cinde said... [Reply]

Cute! :) Thanks for hosting such the Buttercup giveaway!

Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said... [Reply]

WOW!! Absolutely AMAZING!! I love how you used sequins for the suction cups.

Well done!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Kikka N said... [Reply]

Wow, isn't he wonderful with all those "cups" included...
Hugs
Kikka

Mandy said... [Reply]

Wow! She is so unusual and so gorgeous!

Janet said... [Reply]

Wow, I can just imagine this steam punked, brilliant work!!!

Donna said... [Reply]

Beautiful orange color, really pops.

Donna said... [Reply]

Nice octopus Robin!

Meredith Ozer said... [Reply]

Robin, this piece is so creative...just love everything about it. I think you need to just stop hoarding all the talent and leave some for the rest of us ;)

DollZandThingZ said... [Reply]

Absolutely love this...great job! You are so right about the eyes!!

Laurey said... [Reply]

Nice job! Something different, for sure. This will look amazing on the hat--is it for a pirate cosplay, or maybe steampunk? It would make a great addition to a pirate hat!

Jamie Vance said... [Reply]

Love the octopus he reminds me of when I worked for the Monterey Aquarium there in California. Our octopus looked very much like your creation and was a favorite of the staff. Good choice on the sequins for the suction cups and great eyes....looks spot on!

NarinaNäpertää said... [Reply]

Wouldn't wanna meet this in real life.. *grin*
Fab work - as always (^^)
Hugs, Irina

Kelly said... [Reply]

Spectacular! I'm not big on octopus but he's wonderful, would love a piece like this!

Grendolyn said... [Reply]

Love his little sequin suction cups.

DJ Valbonne said... [Reply]

I really like how the octopus came out, especially the unique eyes and the sequin suction cups! I'd love to learn how to craft these sorts of things.