An Okami Figure That Looks Like it Was Made From The Skin of a Cloud

Illustration for article titled An emOkami/em Figure That Looks Like it Was Made From The Skin of a Cloud

I've seen some Okami statues in my time, but I've never seen one made using a technique called "needle felting", which I'm going to imagine involves flying to 20,000 feet, scooping some cloud into a basket then coming back down and knitting with it.

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The piece was made by artist Piquipauparro, stands around 8" tall and is made almost entirely from wool (aside from a metal "skeleton").

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Shiranui - okami Neelde felting [DeviantArt, via Ian Brooks]

Illustration for article titled An emOkami/em Figure That Looks Like it Was Made From The Skin of a Cloud

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my mother has experimented with needle felting a bit. basically it involves quite literally taking a piece of wool, and stabbing it repeatedly with a needle until the friction and compression cause it to change into felt cloth. there are of course more advanced techniques involved in making something like that. but yeah, think about that. even a simple needle felted doll takes a LONG TIME to make because you are stabbing a piece of wool again and again until it turns into a 3 dimensional piece of felt in the shape you're looking for, so imagine how long making that thing would take. (also, to the person who asked about getting one, I'm not sure about ammy there, but etsy is a great place to find professional quality needle felted pieces.)