Steph Laberis - professional character designer, illustrator, needle felter and amateur rat wrangler. Here I post my own artwork, stuff that catches my eye and inspiration from the whole lot of you. I love animation, video games, Ghibli, Disney, and fighting for rodent rights!
What’s this? IT’S A FLAMMIE! How did I make it? It’s mostly needle felted, actually! That fur is just a skin glued on top of a nearly solid wool base. This is based on the beautiful Flammie model that was used in Nintendo Power and the Secret of Mana instruction booklet back in 1993, so credit to the original (unknown) artist and sculptor.
I made this enormous feltie/plushie hybrid for the Super Button Masher’s show next week at OhNo!DOOM.
This was absolutely a challenge for me but I loved every step of it. I am officially bitten by the crafting bug again! I also put together a photo slideshow about how I made this beast, if you care to see. Click below!