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Kricket 2.0 by nEVEr-mor Kricket 2.0 by nEVEr-mor
I sculpted this rat again because the previous one got thoroughly destroyed in the mail. :/
I do believe that I have improved some but there is always more to learn. :nod:
I have yet to ship this guy. *sigh* Wish me luck!

Materials ~ stainless steal wire, wire mesh, foil, tape, super sculpey original, super sculpey firm, epoxy putty, liquid sculpey, glass beads, fishing line, wool, acrylic paint, pearl ex powder and spray on matte finish.

First Kricket sculpture...
Kricket the Hairless Rat - Sculpture by nEVEr-mor

More sculptures by me...
Jasper The Rat - Sculpture by nEVEr-morLittle Love Dime Rats ~ Bimisi Commission by nEVEr-morDime Hippos by nEVEr-morA Tiny Rat Crowd ~ DragonsAndBeasties Commission by nEVEr-morSimon Dumbo Rat - Sculpture by nEVEr-mor
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vaaksi Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Wow. Just. Wow. o.o It looks just like a real rat with wings!
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nEVEr-mor Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :tighthug:
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Ziraous Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
LOVE IT!
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nEVEr-mor Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :love:
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MadunTwoSwords Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, I love your rats!

Yesterday, one of my little DA buddies informed me that her per rat Pinky had died, so this one is particularly poignant.

Your models are amazing. Emote going Insane 
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nEVEr-mor Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thank you! :love:
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JackRussellVenom Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! This is so ultra realistic it's amazing (not to mention dam cute)
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nEVEr-mor Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :excited: revamp... again. 
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KStyer Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is the most beautiful detailing I have seen in a ratty sculpture! Do you have an online store? This is amazing!
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nEVEr-mor Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I do have an Etsy but I mostly sell my Dime Rats because I have had such trouble with shipping my life sized ones.
www.etsy.com/shop/nEVErmor?ref…
You are very sweet, thank you so much! :tighthug:
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LivingBiohazards Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
Lovely, it looks just like my hairless baby. :)
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HollieBollie Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
the detail on here is incredible! And those wings are so real looking! Hope this one made it safe!
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xBlindedInChainsx Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
I want one of my hairless rat aswell D:
This is so gorgeous
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NegaDot Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are amazing. Keep up the rattie love!
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nEVEr-mor Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:tighthug:
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NegaDot Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Tackling hug 
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SaritaWolff Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredible
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torriecat Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Oh my glob.... it's a hairless <3 <3 <3  
It' looks just like the real thing...  i'm in such awe.  and you put a little fuzzums on the nose.  You're magic at this.  
that little girl (?) looks like she could scamper, or fly away. 
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nEVEr-mor Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:tighthug:
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crazy4ratties Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Kricket was actually a boy (my heart rat, God rest his sweet little soul), but he was neutered, so he looked a bit feminine. Believe it or not, this sculpture is even more amazing in person! The littlest details are so incredible; from his tiny fingers to his curly little whiskers and the celestial shimmer on the wings that one simply cannot portray in a photo. Eve does stunning work; I truly treasure this replica of my beloved boy SO much!! :heart:
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TrueSurrender Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! impressive! you are very good at this!
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nEVEr-mor Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :love:
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dollydecember Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness, this is perfect. Would you be able to make another like this, and for how much?
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nEVEr-mor Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am not taking commission for my life sized rats at this time because I have had trouble with shipping them. I will make a journal on it if I am able to take commissions for them in the future. C:
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Lightfoot-Hearts Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
how did he ship this time? :)
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nEVEr-mor Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This one did much better then the first, though not perfect yet. The little finger on its right paw/hand was chipped off and there were hairline cracks on the tail. You are welcome to take a peek at the pictures that were sent back to me. ~> sta.sh/2w7jdbn5vqh
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Lightfoot-Hearts Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Has it always been so hard to ship with out problems? Or is it just with the Hairless? 

At least nothing worse happened ^^
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nEVEr-mor Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The hairless rats are more difficult to make but that is because I am using the color of the clay for the skin. So no paint covers any discoloration or imperfection of the clay after baking. Not really anything to do with shipping though.

I have found it very difficult to safely/successfully ship my larger sculptures in general. Pretty much anything long and thin is more likely to have troubles in shipping. A different pose of the tail would have been sturdier in this particular sculpture however this client decided she preferred the pose over the possible difficulties in shipping. So I re-enforced the armature as much as could. This sculpture's armature is much stronger all over by far then my first few attempts (Jasper and the frist Kricket).

Here you can look at my WIPs of him. ~> sta.sh/22cnyk84ju37

Very true, I am grateful nothing worse happened! I do consider it progress in the right direction. I am going to work next on making them a lighter weight over all because I think that will help lessen shifting during shipping.

Really I am still very deep in the learning process of this whole thing. :nod:
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Lightfoot-Hearts Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
They do look very hard to make. Even Furry rats, I'm in the process of making a rhino sculpture, and I've never done anything out of clay, so I'm hoping I won't mess anything up lol

Yeah, how did you ship this guy? I would use a bunch of bubble wrap, news paper, and maybe even some styrofoam, but Of course, I've never shipped anything like him, so My advice isn't very good. 

Thank you, I enjoy seeing other artists' WIPS :D 


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nEVEr-mor Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
To ship him I bought a whole foam mattress. Then cut out two sections that fit perfectly together in a box. Then carved out bits to fit in the sculpture and off he went.

 I did use lots of bubble wrap for my jasper sculpture and that did no work out very well. >.<
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Lightfoot-Hearts Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
And you'd think that would work >.> 


Oh lol 
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fishofglass Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Amazing work!
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Chatoevia Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
omg this is gorgeous
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CrossRainbowFire Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
This looks way too much like my rat (Luna) who just recently passed away. Luckily I was there when she passed :/ it was too heartbreaking. 
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nEVEr-mor Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am sorry your dear Luna recently passed. I know how hard it can be to lose your tiny friend. :huggle:
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bear48 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional
you do very nice work
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nEVEr-mor Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! <3
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Toshiko-paws Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
omg so beautiful ; w; it reminds me of my little girl Tenebrea ; w;!!
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nEVEr-mor Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :huggle:
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Imaginary-Alchemist Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Best of luck with the shipping!
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nEVEr-mor Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you friend! It shipped better then the first though the tip of the pinky finger did get broken off and there where two hair line cracks on the tail. All in all it did tremendously better then last time. :D
Here you can see ~> sta.sh/2w7jdbn5vqh?edit=1
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Imaginary-Alchemist Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! :clap: Glad to hear it.
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nEVEr-mor Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hooray:
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Sara-FE Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow, that's one amazing rat sculpture. Really well done!
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nEVEr-mor Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :love:
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Silentstar123 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013

Wow that's really good.

 

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nEVEr-mor Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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crazy4ratties Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
As incredible as he looks in these photos, it's too bad that you all can't see him in person. This sculpture is just stunning. He's exquisitely detailed and looks exactly like my beloved Kricket. Phenomenal job. I cannot thank you enough!! :heart:
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nEVEr-mor Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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CreatureSH Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
the detailing is breath-taking!
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