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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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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
www.furaffinity.net/view/12066…
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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!
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic!  Bravo!
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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?
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absconditum Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW
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oxbaneox Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student General Artist
This is totally awesome! what kind of foam did you use?
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Jolien-Rosanne Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
thank you! It's isolation foam out of a can :)
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Jess-Foxx-Quinn Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Insolation foam? Its becomes hard?
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Jess-Foxx-Quinn Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks. I seen it before but never considered using it for crafting. Thanks for the insight. Again amazing work. The antlers look so awesome. 
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