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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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FrazzledFurrs Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I tried this outside and tried moving them but the foam stuck to the grass and the base slipped right through!! Oops. Guess I need to be patient
Jolien-Rosanne Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
whatever you do don't move them indeed! Use non stick backing paper underneath it
Wickwood-Creations Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hope you dont mind me asking but where would I be able to find worbla? Is there a good website you could recommend?
Jolien-Rosanne Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wickwood-Creations Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
Roaring-Flame-Cat Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
One second it looks like crap, and then BAM! ANTLERS! Lol
Jolien-Rosanne Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  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!
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