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Oliver, The Mechanical Birdie by monsterkookies Oliver, The Mechanical Birdie by monsterkookies
This lil' guy is the fourth bird I have made, and is believed to have a lost brother that has not been found, yet. Oliver gets his name for his lovely pale green colour.

He is made from polymer clay and has been antiqued with black acrylics to give a worn and greased look. As opposed to working with a vast aray of metal components this time, I wanted to get more decorative with the rivets and paneling. It's got a very lovely simplistic feel to it.

On top of his head, he has a little brass crest, and he has two chains that dangle under his chin. Details are picked out against the olive metallic green with a lovely brass colour. He stands rather high on his wire legs. Yes, he stands by himself. How does he balance? Well, look at how his body is posed. The good old "center of gravity" rule helps him to stand with no problems.

Oliver has been sold!

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ripleyem Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely work! He's adorable. :)
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank-you! :)
Mihaela7 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
WOW You've got great imagination! Someone said that it reminded him/her of old fairytales. It reminds me too. It would be great if it really had a story. :)
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank-you so much! :D
yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so cool I like the long big chicken like legs
monsterkookies Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, thanks! It's coiled wire. :)
DawnStarLightning Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
I love your birdies! I have two questions for you... okay maybe 3. lol 1. How big is he? 2. Do you just bake him with the metal inside so that it hardens around it? 3. How do you get the polymer clay metallic colored like that? If you could answer these questions I would really appreciate it. :) Even if you just answered the second question it would make my day. Thanks a ton!
Btw- your art is amazing! I wish I could make stuff like this! :D
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! My birdies are usually 3-4 inches tall or so. I add the legs afterwards. And I use mica powders and metallic clay to get the metal effect. :)
DawnStarLightning Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Thanks so much! :D But it looked like he had chains hanging off him, are those real metal and how do they stay on? It also looks like he has screws for eyes. I'm sorry for the 20 questions >.<'
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, it's real chain - I use metal findings in addition to the sculpted clay. Those are real screws, as well. I just embed the ends into the clay to make them stay in. :)
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