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Kid Medusa Munny by MissNicka Kid Medusa Munny by MissNicka
This was my second Munny. The snake hair is the only sculpted element, done using polymer clay. There was a bit of experimentation with this one, as I had to set the eyes in before I baked her, so if they had melted she would have been totally ruined, or if not - at least more grotesque than cute...
Anyway, as a note to you munny makers, this style of acrylic doll eye can withstand 225 F - although they did cloud over a bit, I had to glaze them with clear acrylic to get them to brighten up again but it worked just fine.
I'm not super thrilled with the color on this one, although I did enjoy making some Burtonesque stripey snakes.
I don't know if it's clear from this shot but her hair is in little pigtails, which is why I thought of her as Kid Medusa.. well that and the SD format, just lends itself to cuteness.
A note about the hair - it weighs a ton, I had to add wedges to her feet to change the center of balance so she could stand up. Else she was rather backheavy and just tipped over. It was solved easily enough but it still makes me nervous about her stability. She's about 9 months old now though and still in good shape.
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Kittenishey Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student General Artist
This totally reminds me of a dunny release a while back...
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MMSmith1777 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
I love this medusa!
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Fan-Girl5 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love this! Very original. An instant fav! :D
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MissNicka Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
thank you!!!
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MT-000 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
amazing
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MissNicka Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Thanks. I'm working on another medusa right now, actually. I'll post it soon.
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ajCorza Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009   Digital Artist
awwwwwwwwwwwww I love this one. :D she's so cute!!!

I have a question for you, what kind of glue do you use to stick the snakes on? or did you cook the munny with the snakes and then paint later???

i've done a couple of munny's but i haven't gotten that adventurous. (well i did but the ears fell off. *lol*)

:D I faved a couple of your munny's cause they're just awesome!

damn little things are wicked addictive too.
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MissNicka Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
They're not glued on, but baked on. I sculpted them with Sculpey and then baked the whole thing. Painting is the last step. (Her head weighs a ton though, I actually had to add wedges to her feet to change the center of balance so she stays up)
Glad you like my lil guys! Thanks!
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ajCorza Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010   Digital Artist
i have one i'll be posting a pic of soon here (if i can find my damn camera) and i sculpted the horns and tail on him so I know what you mean bout the heaviness. Luckily he has a wee pitchfork that's helping him stand up.

It's too easy to get addicted to these damn things, now i'm doing a car. :P
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Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I featured this deviation. :) [link]
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chewyXchuu Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Student
wow! Thats super cute and original! I love all the details its fun to stare at. Did you bake the entire munny? Can you bake them?
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MissNicka Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
For her, I just baked the head since there wasn't any sculpting on the body. You can bake them as long as the temperature is below 250. I bake mine at 225.
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chewyXchuu Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Student
oh ok. THank you ^^
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Namira-Shadowstar Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!! This Is TOO CUTE!!!
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MissNicka Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
Thanks! *teehee*
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kitsunenoir Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
I know everyone has said this, but this has got to be the CUTEST rendition of medusa i have EVER seen. KUDOS on a successful peice of art!
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MissNicka Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Thanks! Yup, even abhorrent Gorgons might make cute kids...
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Eternal-Loveliness Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
so cute! i also adore your mermaid one<3
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Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, this is awesome and adorable! :D
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MissNicka Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
Thanks!
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jackspicerX Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Wow, that came out really good. It looks so awesome
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MissNicka Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Oh, thanks!!
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9pudge9 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
dude this is sooooooo cute and amazing i love it so much
i totally want one now lol
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MissNicka Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Aww thanks! My sister begged for months and months for this one, I kept telling her no, but I finally gave in. I'm such a sucker...
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9pudge9 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
awe its really really good lol
i love it sooooo much lol
well i love those types of dolls
i would like to do some myself but im not that good at designing things yet unless its like at a whims of waking up at three in the morning because i had an amazing dream lol
but they are really cute and so is yours lol
im going to see if my mom will get some for me so that i can practice maybe someday you'll see one up thats done by me lol
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MissNicka Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
I look forward to it!
They're so much fun!
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9pudge9 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
i bet lol
So i have easter brake coming up so im going to try to get my mom to get me one by then and then i'll try to set one up asap lol
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9pudge9 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
along with pan and your pumpkin one lol sooooooooo cute lol
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