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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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Please do not attempt to copy my designs or steal and/or post my photos without crediting, please. I spend a lot of time on my designs, so please use your own imagination and not mine!
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Given 2010-02-08
:iconcarlitadiecarlavanes:
Very nice work :)
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank-you :)
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:iconripleyem:
ripleyem Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely work! He's adorable. :)
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank-you! :)
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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. :)
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank-you so much! :D
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so cool I like the long big chicken like legs
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, thanks! It's coiled wire. :)
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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
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:iconmonsterkookies:
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. :)
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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 >.<'
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:iconmonsterkookies:
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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DawnStarLightning Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Awesome! :D Thanks so much for the reply!
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem!
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:iconfauxhead:
FauxHead Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is so awesome!
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:iconjenya88:
Jenya88 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Love it! :)
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:iconno1superspud:
no1superspud Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
aww oliver is awesome!
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankies! :D
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:iconwhitney037:
whitney037 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
Oliver made me smile. Way creative and cute.
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank-you! :D
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:iconjunkpunkart:
junkpunkart Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow, gorgeous!
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankies! :D
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:iconkirstenbakker:
kirstenbakker Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He is so awsome :)
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Love this wonderful little creation of yours! Featured in my April 6, 2010 Journal -- [link]
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank-you! :D
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doredore Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Professional
you'r wonderful Art Featured Here
Hope you don't mind :iconhave-anicedayplz:
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank-you!!! :D
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:icondoredore:
doredore Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Professional
you welcome :)
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MashaKu Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
I love it
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankies! :aww:
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VeissWynd Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
; A; I want it ! It's gorgeous !
I saw your other crafts. They are so lovely !
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank-you! :D
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EVAVESTER Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Great work!:heart:
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank-you! :D
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:iconevavester:
EVAVESTER Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
Welcome!:heart:
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Red4316 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
The screw for the eye is a nice touch
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankies! :aww:
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:icondeuxofspades:
deuxofspades Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Very lovely little bird! He seems so inquisitive with the way he's standing, and so cute! (Hooray for that "center of gravity" thing!) I love his color and his name, and the brass accents fit well.

Congratulations on the DD! I think this little guy deserves it. ^_^
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankies! :aww: Inquisitive - yep, that sounds like Oliver. :D
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saffronscarf Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
This is super precious. He looks like he could sit on a finger!
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Heheh, he might be able to if I curled his toes a little. :D
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HarlequinRaven Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Adorable! I am sad that he is sold, or I would try to scrape up the cash for him. So cleverly cute, and I love birds.
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, thank-you! :D
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Mine-Kiyokazu Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Precious *_*!
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank-you :)
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:iconminor-seventh:
Minor-Seventh Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Oh my. That's so cool! Wonderful design!
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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chalutplease Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Oh YAY!!!! You got a DD. You soooo deserve it and this guy is my favorite!

Congratulations.
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, thank-you! :hug:
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