Shop More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
October 1, 2012
Image Size
3.9 MB
Resolution
4514×1416
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
1,853
Favourites
92 (who?)
Comments
8
Downloads
56

Camera Data

Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D700
Shutter Speed
5/2 second
Aperture
F/14.0
Focal Length
52 mm
ISO Speed
320
Date Taken
Aug 17, 2012, 4:13:38 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 10.0 Macintosh
×
Handmade Totoro Diorama by Kem2000 Handmade Totoro Diorama by Kem2000
Full View Please! ^o^

Made this as a surprise for my wonderful girlfriend :iconangelic-swordien:

My first attempt at a sculpture and a diorama. Made with Sculpey, and other mixed media.

Very pleased with how it came out in the end, I learnt a lot during making this and will definitely be taking another sculpture project on soon.

The base used to be a cheeseboard, the rocks are from our garden, grass is actually from a reptile shop. The umbrella is made from canvas with a wire frame, supported by sculpey.

Totoro was made using a polystyrene core, wrapped in foil and sculpted around, which meant I could use a lot less clay for the main body while still being firm.

The most time consuming aspect was definitely the fur, which i used a craft knife to carve individual lines all over and then go over again for a more fine texture. They were then smoothed out a little with metholated spirits.

It has since been touched up a little more and varnished. I made a nice box for it as well.

Characters (c) Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli
Add a Comment:
 
:iconssss7777:
SSSS7777 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
best :)
Reply
:iconkem2000:
Kem2000 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!

:w00t:
Reply
:iconoscar-ojisan:
oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012   Artist
amazing :D
Reply
:iconkem2000:
Kem2000 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww:
Reply
:iconkyoko-li:
Kyoko-Li Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: my props to you, good sir!
Reply
:iconkem2000:
Kem2000 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
Reply
:iconkell0x:
Kell0x Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student General Artist
oh this looks super cute :heart: this is a perfect gift :D
Reply
:iconangelic-swordien:
angelic-swordien Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
Yep it was :D
Reply
Add a Comment: