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Basement Spider Monster by Debra-Marie Basement Spider Monster by Debra-Marie
Ever since I was little, I've always been afraid of spiders. Even doing this contest, I had a hard time just looking at references. As I continued researching and sketching, I found myself scared less and less. I think doing this contest actually helped me with my fear, kind of like a 'fear therapy.'

Although I am still scared of spiders, I am somewhat more confident around them. Surprisingly, I had a blast making this sculpture. I enjoyed every second of it, and I am proud of the outcome. I'm not scared of it one bit, but everyone that sees it is terrified of it!

This sculpture is made out of polymer clay, and some details are painted with acrylic paint. It sits on a wood base, and the little hairs are made from paintbrushes. I used jewelry chains for the chain locking the doors. The green slime around his mouth is a mixture of string, glaze, and acrylic paint. For the dirt, I used dirt from my backyard and super glued it to the base.

This sculpture took approximately 16 hours in all to make.
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twilight377 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ahaha I love this so much
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Debra-Marie Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :3
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tacosteev Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist
That's way cool!
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:icondebra-marie:
Debra-Marie Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :) I wish I could make stuff like this all the time!!
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tacosteev Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist
I think you should. You're super talented at it!
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Debra-Marie Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I have like 3 unfinished sculptures lying around...i'll get to them eventually. The problem is I have an etsy shop plus a part time job plus I'm preparing for a convention I'll sell at...soooo busy.
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tacosteev Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist
It's lame how real life gets in the way of our fun projects :iconshakestareplz:
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:icondebra-marie:
Debra-Marie Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Boo real life!!!!!!!!!!
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Alex-Vas Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013   General Artist
looks emotionally
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ivy11 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's amazing! I could never do something like that, even tiny spiders scare me to death. And when I see pictures of them I have sort of a feeling as if a spider would scuttle over my body all day. But your sculpture looks so great, especially the mouth!
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Debra-Marie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :) Its funny because when I was looking at pictures of spiders....I realized I think they have cute faces when they are close up! I think I'm going crazy! xD
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ivy11 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, there's no way I'll ever find spiders cute I think. My mum's already thinking about sending me to a therapy^^
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MilouvanMontfort Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Neat! The textures, the colors, the wood base, it all fits together perfectly! Good luck in the contest!
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:icondebra-marie:
Debra-Marie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :3
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skimstr17 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
SCARY!!
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:icondebra-marie:
Debra-Marie Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That was my goal!
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ThePetiteShop Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is simply just amazing! :D
I love the busted basement doors, the texture of the spider and the amazing detail
of the mouth/eyes and wood! The dirt is just the perfect touch for this scene.
Great Job & best of luck ^-^
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Debra-Marie Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :) I'm glad you liked the details!
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ThePetiteShop Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your very welcome (:
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