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Little Hedgehog Sculpture by HylianJean Little Hedgehog Sculpture by HylianJean
This one was a Christmas birthday gift for my buddy Aidan www.aidanrae.com . It's made of Sculpey polymer clay over an armature of wadded aluminum foil and toothpicks, and painted with acrylics.
I still haven't got the hang of realistic animal painting yet but I like the sculpt, with its ornery expression. I was aiming for "squinty stink-eye." Also, tiny feets.

Edit 12/19/13: I'M SO HONORED! Thank you so very much for the DailyDeviation feature. All the comments are deeply appreciated and I don't want to inflate the count with a ton of identical "thank you" notes but THANK YOU! You all totally made my day.

Other sculpted animal gifts:
Tiny Boston Terrier Sculpture by HylianJean
Itty Ozma Kitty Sculpture by HylianJean
Sparky the Boston Terrier Sculpture by HylianJean
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Given 2013-12-19
Little Hedgehog Sculpture by *HylianJean suggester says "The detail on the quils is absolutely stunning, the eyes look so real and it has an original pose." ( Suggested by EmisBakery and Featured by Brookette )
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DragonFoxStar Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Do you have any works in progresses of how you did it? I'm doing a hedgehog for my Design II project and I've decided on using toothpicks and clay for it, but I'm not sure how I want it to look. It's been quite a while since I've done any clay sculptures. ^^;
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HylianJean Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
I'm so sorry but I didn't take progress pics of this one that would be any help to you. :blushes: I suggest a wire armature with crumpled aluminum foil to bulk out the thick parts so your clay can cook evenly (I'm assuming polymer clay). Toothpicks are ok but the ends are kinda pointy and it's hard to reposition them. 
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DragonFoxStar Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Ah it's okay HylianJean. I often forget to do that as well sometimes. Thank you so much for the suggestions! ^-^
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DelectableSin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
I've actually been looking for someone to commission for a sculpture of my little hedgehog that recently died. Think you'd be interested in trying?
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HylianJean Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
My condolences on your loss :(
I would be interested, though my project list is pretty backlogged right now and I'm not sure I could actually take on a new hedgie sculpture for a few months. Is it something you're willing to wait for?
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DelectableSin Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
I would be happy to be patient. I have many images of her, if you'd be willing to take on the task for me when you do have time.
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Fran1DMlpLps Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student General Artist
oh thanks I still remember when angry gesture and put like this
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assassinators-creed Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Cute! I love these little toys
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cofispoon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
This is far too precious, oh my goodness. 
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Triceratonfan4 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous! All the details. :iconeeeeeplz: Love the little feet! :love:

Brilliant work, Hylian Jean. :clap:
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HylianJean Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
I really appreciate that, thank you!
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Nuku-Niku Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
It looks so real from afar and nice posture too! :heart:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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PoetElise Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Great job!  :love: 
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:iconpumpkinchans:
PumpkinChans Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So Cute! I thought it was real!
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CapedFox Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
GOOD JOB I LOVE IT! REPLY! I BET YOU WONT! GJ ANYWAYS! REPLY
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Nice X3
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leoryff Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
:iconsonicthehedgehogplz:  I like it, but he could use some more color!
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TastyCarrots Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it, but can it go fast?!
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leoryff Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
:iconsonicplz:  Fastest thing alive!
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:iconaniwablue:
aniwablue Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, so cute! Well done!
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:iconartofelysee:
ArtOfElysee Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
I just LOVE those frets! Adorable :)
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AkiraTheBrave Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is the most amazing thing I have ever seen! I hope I can sculpt like you someday Wasabimote riding sushi 
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bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional
nice job
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Black-Wren Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Great job!  It looks so real and I like how changing its position makes it look so different.  Especially from the back, it looks like it is curling up.
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HylianJean Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Thank you! I like that about it, too! Was kind of a pleasant side-effect as it developed.
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MoonPath Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks fantastic! At first, I thought it was real!!
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Fran1DMlpLps Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student General Artist
is beautiful, my mom had a hedgehog so we had a long time ago, it was very beautiful, until he left, my mom told us at the table that was, we broke the heart, this picture makes me mourn the to this same gesture is very nice thanks:,D
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HylianJean Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
My condolences! I hope your memories of him bring you joy.
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Fran1DMlpLps Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student General Artist
oh thanks I still remember when angry gesture and put like this 
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Natmonkey Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Adorable! The care and love that went into this are evident.
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HylianJean Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
I'm so glad! Thank you!
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lopsidelibby Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
SO CUTE wish I had one! I remember seeing one at the Orlando Science center! it was so cute
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hi, Hedgehog. :33
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HylianJean Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
::hedgehog makes grumpy sound of greeting:: :D
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awwww! *pets him*
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Rmadrigal Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awwwww, John....
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Francielio Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
<font><font>MEUS parabéns, ótimo trabalho. Perfeito! :/</font></font>
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013   General Artist
Awe! Super cute!! Beautifully made :clap:
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Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks so real!
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Kona-Ann Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
those feet are adorable!
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Silverfur15 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks soooooo cute:D, can't... resist... the... cuteness... *dies*
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NatalieOlenska Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
OMG so adorable!You're really talented!
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NintendoKirby64 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks so real! :D
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KawaiiShootingStar Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Aww! So cute! ^.^ I love the different views. :)

It looks really real! Nice job~ :D
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Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
very nice work ! not exactly life-like, but lively and characterful.
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Vaalandil Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
dawww <3
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CherryInTheSun Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
OMG, wonderful sculpture!!! bows for your very good job :iconwowplz:
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ponygirl74 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013   General Artist
I think you did a great job painting it, you deserve the DD I bet your buddy will love it.
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Demonlemon Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
adorable
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