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I had this idea in mind my for a long time. I wanted to work on some bunnies inspired by my pet bunny, the cute Haiku who stood by me sadly just for 6 years.

It took me by surprise when she went away but this idea got stuck into my heard lingering until  I’ve found a way to get it out.

Also I was planing for a while to try this new style in which I would hand stitch all the face elements. It’s so fun and it has endless possibilities  and it also adds even more cuteness to my toys.

These balls of cuddling beauties, cotton-candy-honey-bunnies are the result.

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It took me by surprise that this idea of making toys out of real people had such a good response through my customers.

I’m starting to get more and more orders and it gets more and more fun.

It’s pretty simple, I get few pictures of that person and I make a mini version of him or her, a funny soft toy that keeps some of that persons features and expression.

Basically I’m like a cartoon filter in a photo app  🙂

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This is the short story of the latest project I’ve worked on, part of a cool gift ReloadFilm offered to Fibra Jury on their day off.

After flying them around Romania in two helicopters, sightseeing and enjoying some good food, driving in old Volga cars and an old Militia car, I’ve met them at the Baneasa Airport just right after they got back.

I was so happy to see them really excited about these mini versions of each, some monstrous-cute little creatures that resembled each of them in a certain way.

I started receiving few orders before to work on a certain person and make a monstrous version of them but this time I wanted to try something new.

First I had researched the mighty internet for more pictures of them since on Fibra site they were presented in black and white and some of the pictures were not so descriptive as I needed. Of course, nobody needed to see all hairs on their faces as I did.

I was happy to find out that Wendy had pink hair ( not anymore when she arrived here but she said she will again pretty soon 🙂  ) and that I could use this detail that I usually like a lot.

I’m sorry that Evgeny didn’t come up in my research with his blonde beard but still, the Evgeny-toy was one of my favorite, even if it was a beardless version of him that would have been accurate some years ago.

Also the two lovely funny ladies Radenka and Olivia, at first , as you can see in my original sketch, I had not found the right solution for their hair. I’ve finished them last and now I’m in love with them, as toys :). I also plan to make more toys with that type of hair. I have endless possibilities there, I can create any kind of hairstyle!!

I’ve chose to use some simpler solutions that worked out perfectly in this case. I’ve ended up creating  a group of 9 characters that had the same shape but different eye size and color, different hair styles and different mouth expressions.

I felt so happy too see each of them recognizing himself into the toy! It was such a monstrous joy!!

 

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