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Perch on a Whim by Vertaki Perch on a Whim by Vertaki
Nim is an OOAK Artist doll. his ears wrists and whole body can be posed. my camera washed it out a bit but Nim is a light baby blue color



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:iconghos-t:
ghos-t Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wuhh hes just gorgeous. As are all of your dolls. ♥ ;u;
I love this medium and would very much like to make my own
little creatures, but truthfully I have no idea where to start...
Being a broke artist and still in school, im worried about the
cost of materials and such. Should I just go out and buy the 
materials and give it a go? Is it hard to make a living out of?

I know you are very busy, and I will understand if
you dont have time to answer my questions, but if you do,
Any advice would be very much appreciated!  Thank you. ^-^
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:iconvertaki:
Vertaki Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Haha thanks so much hun :) 

dolls can be hard to sell when your first starting out. if your worried about costs it will unfortunately be around 30-60 to get started depending on the quality and amount you get. if you have a large craft store that sells the high fashion fur like I do you can get a hold of scraps that you can use just fine :) now Id say that if its going to put yur wallet in jeopardy then wait till you can safely afford to do so. but I dont want you to pass it up either. making dolls can be very fun and fulfilling and I encourage anyone to try at least one :)
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:iconghos-t:
ghos-t Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome.  ♥

Wah thank you very much for all the information. Thats very helpful. ;u;
I will definitely try making at least one, and hopefully more when I get a job...
And maybe add the two together and make a job out of making dolls, haha. ^-^
Thanks again. xx  Hopefully my dolls will turn out as beautiful as yours.
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:iconvertaki:
Vertaki Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
haha that would be pretty cool! Im trying to do just that! hehe ^-^ I wish you all the luck! please link me your doll when you make it id like to see! ^_^
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:iconghos-t:
ghos-t Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ♥ 
It may take some time but I shall send you a link when I finish it. ;u;
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:iconvertaki:
Vertaki Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Sounds good! :)
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Aljoyce98 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Hat did you use as the armature for this little cutie??
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:iconvertaki:
Vertaki Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Aluminium  :)
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:iconsoturisi:
Soturisi Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cute!!
What did you use for the face and paws?
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:iconvertaki:
Vertaki Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Sculpey clay :)
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:iconthe-duck-whisperer:
The-Duck-Whisperer Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!!
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:iconvertaki:
Vertaki Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thanks! :)
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:iconbitsy83:
Bitsy83 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
This is amazing! What is it, like a dragon or something? It's like something from "Labyrinth."
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:iconvertaki:
Vertaki Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thanks! :) hehe its just a critter I made. I would classify it as a dragon but not in the traditional sense
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:iconbitsy83:
Bitsy83 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Well, whatever it is, it's amazing. I'm currently working on a story that takes place in a magical land and I'm trying to come up with creatures that would inhabit this world. So far I came up with a camo bird (a bird that takes on whatever color it's perched upon) and a weaver bug (a praying mantis/spider hybrid that has two needles for pinchers and weaves clothing for people). Silly, I know, but I always look for inspiration. I won't steal your idea, but I love seeing creative creatures!
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:iconvertaki:
Vertaki Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
That all sounds pretty cool! Im terrible about writing @_@ I'll get one paragraph into a story and then stare at it for 3 hours -.- :P
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:iconbitsy83:
Bitsy83 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
I'm no better, but it's a slow and steady process.
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:icontinalbion:
Tinalbion Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh, absolutely adorable. I would love to own one myself!!!
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:iconvertaki:
Vertaki Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thanks! :)
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:iconginger13ninja:
ginger13ninja Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is adorable!!!
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:iconvertaki:
Vertaki Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thanks! :)
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:iconginger13ninja:
ginger13ninja Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Your welcome!
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:icontipsutora:
Tipsutora Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Aw, very cute! :heart:
I really like the tail :D
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:iconvertaki:
Vertaki Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thanks! :)
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:icontipsutora:
Tipsutora Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Welcome :D
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:iconanimeakia:
AnimeAkia Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist
so cute D:
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:iconvertaki:
Vertaki Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thanks! :)
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The-Terminal-Show Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
I'm thinking about trying to make my own character like this soon, as I don't have the money to commission anyone. I've found an answer to all my questions except no one has asked what kind of internal wire you've used-or rather how to shape it?

I assume you twist two pieces into a 'candy-cane' effect-maybe three. Then bend to form spine, add more skeletal pieces. Or am I going about this all wrong?
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:iconvertaki:
Vertaki Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
no you are on the right track :) can be anywhere from 1 to 3 aluminum wires :) if you look up armature construction online its pretty straight forward ^-^
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:iconaxiroth:
Axiroth Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Absolutely gorgeous! <3
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:iconvertaki:
Vertaki Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thanks! :)
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:iconsayuki-kun:
Sayuki-kun Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Phenomenal!!! What is the head made of??
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:iconvertaki:
Vertaki Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Its sculpted from Super sculpey
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:iconsayuki-kun:
Sayuki-kun Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Koolio, beautiful work!
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:iconaevaln:
Aevaln Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
may i ask how u made him posable?
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:iconvertaki:
Vertaki Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
his body is a wire based frame :)
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:iconcoyvid:
coyvid Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I have been wanting to try something like this, is there any method you find works really well? You did an awesome job :heart:
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:iconvertaki:
Vertaki Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thanks so much :) and not really, just wire stuffing and fur. its amazing how many different ways you can make it
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:iconsimtix:
simtix Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Soo. Fuzzy. *pets*
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:iconvertaki:
Vertaki Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
he would like that hehe
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:icondirtscraps:
DirtScraps Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: This is adorable! I love the little tongue sticking out!
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:iconvertaki:
Vertaki Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thanks I had fun making it
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:icondirtscraps:
DirtScraps Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! :)
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LovelyTwistofNature Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I love her! You are so awesome at these.
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:iconvertaki:
Vertaki Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
hehe thanks!
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LovelyTwistofNature Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Could you give me any tips on how to publicize that you are selling a doll on ebay? I want to start doing that in a couple months.
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:iconvertaki:
Vertaki Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
the only thing I did was post the deviation and say its on ebay haha im new to ebay so I couldn't tell you about anything on there to help advertise >.< I wish i knew myself :P
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LovelyTwistofNature Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Well, you made a bundle on Nim! That was fantastic. He's really beautiful though, I was very tempted but don't have that kind of cash laying around. Even for such a lovely critter! It seems like you art is speaking for itself, which is killer.
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:iconvertaki:
Vertaki Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I DID i was so shocked to see my inbox with that total haha it gave me that much more money to buy new craft materials! <3 <3 <3 hahah
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LovelyTwistofNature Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
That was fantastic. He was so worth it though, such a beautiful little doll. Where do you buy that lovely ipped fur you have been using?
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