PDA

View Full Version : art+tarantula=fun!



Caramell
07-09-2009, 06:32 PM
I took my love of sewing and tarantulas and made this:
http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt245/Purpleee_MK/stuffedtarantula001.jpg
http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt245/Purpleee_MK/stuffedtarantula002.jpg
http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt245/Purpleee_MK/stuffedtarantula003.jpg
http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt245/Purpleee_MK/stuffedtarantula004.jpg
http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt245/Purpleee_MK/stuffedtarantula006.jpg

Its legs, pedipals, and chelicerae are posable, thanks to a wire frame:
http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt245/Purpleee_MK/stuffedtarantula.jpg

Pen for size comparison:
http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt245/Purpleee_MK/stuffedtarantula007.jpg

And I made threads come out of the spinnerets as if it were silk:
http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt245/Purpleee_MK/stuffedtarantula005.jpg

I tried to make it as anatomically correct as I could without making it too difficult for myself. I did this all by hand and not a machine, so it was very time consuming.
It is modelled after a terrestrial T, and I'm planning to paint it with the colors of a certain species, so I am looking for suggestions.:)

satanslilhelper
07-09-2009, 06:35 PM
I think your T is gravid!{D Good look raising stuffed slings!!;)

MaThEwMoNsTr323
07-09-2009, 06:35 PM
lol. good job, looks great! :clap:

violentblossom
07-09-2009, 07:05 PM
That's adorable! I'd buy the hell out of one! Way to go, can't wait to see the colors.

dukegarda
07-09-2009, 07:07 PM
Cute. {D

Is it a particularly defensive species? Looks terrestrial. Are those it's adult colors? :D

Skullptor
07-09-2009, 07:09 PM
Ha! love it!

bakaichi
07-09-2009, 07:24 PM
haha omg i want one tooo

i acutally made something similar before with those fuzzy wires hehe

but the one u made looks awsome

rustym3talh3ad
07-09-2009, 07:59 PM
thats great, i bet if u made enuff of them u could get some people to buy them, of course with time and material its probably not cheap. probably cost as much as a real T to ship lmao.

whitewolf
07-09-2009, 08:03 PM
I want one two. I can't sew for anything in the world. I'd def buy one or two.

blix
07-09-2009, 08:28 PM
Definitely Cyriocosmus elegans or Cyriocosmus leetzi.

Not my pictures:

http://media.photobucket.com/image/Cyriocosmus%20elegans/wraithspirit/DSCF2103.jpg

http://giantspiders.com/leetzi.jpg

violentblossom
07-09-2009, 08:45 PM
Ooooh, my vote is for C. Elegans.

Exo
07-09-2009, 09:21 PM
That's awsome! :D

But if you painted it, wouldn't the paint crack when you posed it? :?

Caramell
07-09-2009, 09:28 PM
That's awsome! :D

But if you painted it, wouldn't the paint crack when you posed it? :?

If I put a thin layer of acrylic paint on, it won't crack. And I don't plan on moving it around that much.

Spider-Spazz
07-09-2009, 09:34 PM
I WANT ONE :eek:

arrowhd
07-09-2009, 10:20 PM
Nicely done. That must have been a lot of work.

zes
07-09-2009, 10:27 PM
its awesome, I sew too but there is no way I can make that :clap:
Maybe instead of acrylic you can try dyes? Some good fabric paint would probably work better than acrylic and you won't need to worry about paint cracking or tearing =)

Dyon
07-10-2009, 04:24 AM
Looks very nice, good job :D

Tapahtyn
07-10-2009, 10:08 AM
I would soooo buy one from you!!! Let me know if you'd like to make another
:)

SCORPIONNOOB
07-10-2009, 11:41 AM
AWESOME!! Now.... what species shall you color it?! Better take a poll! I vote... P.metallica or any kind of pokie! :wicked:

s__i__v
07-10-2009, 11:51 AM
My Wife would like one as well!! You could very easily sell those to many people on here! If you ever make more please let all of us know!

WelshTan
07-10-2009, 12:08 PM
awesome.. . .n using fabric dye to dye it in the colours of a mature or sub-adult GBB wud b awesome

Scorpendra
07-10-2009, 12:31 PM
wow, fantastic job! i would so want one.

Caramell
07-10-2009, 04:44 PM
I'd like to thank everyone for their feedback.:)
Now...how would I go by making a poll?:o

Paladin
07-10-2009, 08:14 PM
I'd like to thank everyone for their feedback.:)
Now...how would I go by making a poll?:o

Hard to tell what the sex is on that thing...

Spider-Spazz
07-10-2009, 09:16 PM
Hard to tell what the sex is on that thing...

Theres no lip thingy! ITS A MALE :eek:

sgiath
07-10-2009, 09:36 PM
:) I love this.

I've actually been sketching a lot of T's for the Drawing course I'm in currently. There's definitely not enough T art.

Drachenjager
07-12-2009, 09:01 AM
looks ow i do not see urticating hairs