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making of antlers by Jolien-Rosanne making of antlers by Jolien-Rosanne
My project the last weeks. Thought it might be interesting for you all to see progress pictures.
I wanted this set of antlers to have a certain shape and to be light. So I completely hand sculpted this item.
Picture 1&2: I started with a base of iron wire covered in isolation foam (the one you get in the spray can).
Picture 3:I carved the foam into a rough antler shape, trying to get both sides as thick and broad.
Picture 4: With light weight clay 
(L'Artista clay) I sculpted the perfected shape of the antlers. I also reshaped my iron frame. 
Pictures 5,6,7: After sanding and fine tuning I covered the entire thing in worbla to give it strength
Picture 8,9,10: After a  Base coat of paint I painted the antlers to look like real ones. I had lots of reference images on my board to inspire me.

I love how this piece has the shape and feel of real antlers with having only a fracture of the weight!
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Roaring-Flame-Cat Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
One second it looks like crap, and then BAM! ANTLERS! Lol
Jolien-Rosanne Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lmao. Yes,that's about it. ^^
Therianlycan Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
about how much would these cost if they were for sale i am making my own set for my fursuit following your example here but im running into a lot of trouble here is a ref pic of about what i am trying to make…
HunterStrait Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a cool alternate way from wearing real antlers! Sadly real antlers don't want to stay on your head(imagine having 2 or more kilograms of bone on your head!), unless they were physically attached to you or incredibly small!
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic!  Bravo!
AoiroKinomi Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Hi! These antlers are amazing! I love the paint job. I am planning on making similar sized antlers for a costume and was wondering what you did to get these to stay on a person's head, are they attached to a headband or something?
absconditum Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oxbaneox Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student General Artist
This is totally awesome! what kind of foam did you use?
Jolien-Rosanne Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you! It's isolation foam out of a can :)
Jess-Foxx-Quinn Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Insolation foam? Its becomes hard?
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