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Tim Burton's Cheshire -Felted by tallydragon Tim Burton's Cheshire -Felted by tallydragon
My mom went to the NY dolpha this year, and since the party was Alice in Wonderland themed, she asked me to make her a Cheshire Cat to sit with the dolls (there's a couple of shots here from the party). I loved Tim Burton's version of the Cheshire so I jumped at the chance to try and make it. The nose and mouth are apoxie sculpt, embedded directly into the wool...I think this is a technique I definately need to explore more. It was fun making that stylized grin! I'm also used to long sinewy shapes, so making a chubby cat was out of my comfort zone. His tail and arms are posable but the rest of him is solid. The eyes are blank-backed novelty glass cat eyes from Van Dykes Taxidermy, which I painted in acrylics.

Needle felting, to summarize briefly, is a technique used to create what are essentially 'wool sculptures'. There's no sewing involved; instead, by punching the raw wool thousands of times with special barbed needles, you transform it into felt, and can control the shape of the felt.

Materials: Colored wools, glass eyes, wire, apoxie sculpt, krazy glue, acrylic paint, clear sealant.

The character design for this version of the Cheshire Cat belongs to Tim Burton & the concept artist (who happens to be on deviantart--right here! [link] ); I just like making things out of wool.

EDIT: Oh My God. I can't believe this got a Daily Deviation! Thank you all SO, so much. I am so happy that you have enjoyed my artwork. :) I just wanted to say, back when my little green dragon got a Daily Deviation, I was, at the time, a socially anxious mess (think: Fluttershy), so much so that even though I read and treasured every comment, I was too neurotic to be able to compose any kind of response. Those days are over, but I always regretted not thanking everyone properly at the time...so, truly, thank you. It means a lot to me. :)
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Given 2012-04-01
:iconjellyfishluv:
jellyfishluv Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's completely cool that you can and did do that! Bravo
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LiesArentThatPretty Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So awesome how did u make it?
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:iconpinkys77:
Pinkys77 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist

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:iconrachel--jones:
Rachel--Jones Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I have a mighty need!
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:iconmayo-senpai:
Mayo-Senpai Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
soo cute and soo small !!
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:iconwildfire1990:
wildfire1990 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is AMAZING! I have to ask, are the stripes felted on as well or did you sew them on?
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:icontallydragon:
tallydragon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I was lucky enough to have some wool in the right color, so they're felted on.
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:iconwildfire1990:
wildfire1990 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet! I just love it!!
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Dark-Zim00 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
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:iconghostlyfears:
ghostlyfears Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHHHH I WANT THIS OMG!!!
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:iconashwing-000:
Ashwing-000 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
All of my want.
i would totally buy one *0*
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:icontheawesomestnameever:
tHEaWESOMESTnAMEeVER Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I WANT TO HUG IT!!!!!!!!!!
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darkrinoahatiri Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I WOULD SO BUY ONE. ;-; So cute, yet so creepy.
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:iconmadness-made-fresh:
Madness-Made-Fresh Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Cuuuute!
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ohh it is lovelly!
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:icontallydragon:
tallydragon Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your welcome!
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:iconelaje:
Elaje Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student General Artist
FREAKING AWESOME
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:iconnocturnalblossom:
NocturnalBlossom Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
WONDERFUL! very cute! :)
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Squishyppeach Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Writer
u should sell them,cuz i would LOVE one!
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:iconpandacake3:
PandaCake3 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
He looks amazing!
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:iconbeccalendsahand:
beccalendsahand Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Love it! You got his features perfectly!
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:iconthe-bookworm:
the-bookworm Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You should try making a big one! It would look absolutely awesome!
You're very talented. I'm so jealous! hahaha :D
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:iconmdj3420:
MDJ3420 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
awesome
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:iconandein:
Andein Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!
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:iconlazymilk:
lazymilk Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cute but crepy
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:iconconnieng:
ConnieNg Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
i love cheshire cat ... u make it so ... cool
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ashfurfan11 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
how much for one? please im in love with the cheshire cat
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:iconsadieandmaddie:
SadieandMaddie Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student General Artist
cute but sort of creepy :)
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:icondarkestdayofhorror:
darkestdayofhorror Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
really good work <3
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:iconfrocktarts:
FrockTarts Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your work has been featured here. :love: [link]
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:iconmushroma:
Mushroma Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student General Artist
wow that scared me when i clicked next and the cheshire cat showed up. It's soo amazing though, it looks just like it did in the movie, i wish i could do that, how long did it take?
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Paul182 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Very cool!
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:iconaurawolf21:
aurawolf21 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome
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iamnotwendy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
I really like this! Well done indeed!
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:iconvangothengirl:
vangothengirl Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
oh....my...gawd....CHESHIRE!!!!!!!!! KITTAH!!!!!!!
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:iconolesja22:
Olesja22 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
miaow miaow miaow! this is sooo cute!
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:iconthespartacat:
TheSpartacat Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
awesome
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:iconreygarfaust:
ReygarFaust Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Beautiful work! I love you!
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:iconaisha99:
Aisha99 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG! :wow: I want him!!!!! :squee:
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:iconnull-entity:
Null-Entity Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So kick ass we need one of MCgee's cat and bigger now :D say 1:1 : P
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:iconniraven:
Niraven Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is absolutely beautiful! :D
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dream-chylde Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
This is just fantastic and thank you for explaining the technique a little, I've always been curious about it. ^_^
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LilPinkCoupe Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is amazing! I love how you did the teeth and eyes...just like in the movie! :w00t:
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FoxfaceLovegood Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
TIM BURTON IS AWSOME
TIM BURTON FOREVER
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FrauleinVampyria Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's awesome :D
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:iconjaguargal:
JaguarGal Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student General Artist
That is super awesome! I can only imagine the work that went into making him. Congrats on the well earned DD :3
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:iconabi-m:
abi-m Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Beautiful work, I love the sculpt details, they're perfectly made for the small size he has :heart: Gorgeous work and well deserved DD, congratulations :dance: !
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JustPlainBatty Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconicantbelieveitplz: Whoops forgot to put the love icon on, but now you know how much I think this is awesome :icononioncleanplz:
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Laughing-Wolf Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
He is as creep-tastic as he is in the movie, well done! He looks fantastic!
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