Background story: Winter Pines caribous are an essential part of Clearwater, they help shape the land and assist in pollination. They have an amazing set of antlers, boasting large pine leaves covered in snow and ice. Once a year, they will grow pine cones on their antlers, dropping the seeds throughout the region for new pine tree saplings to grow. Usually Winter Pines caribous are noticed before they are seen as they have a strong aroma of pine.
They are usually found in the town of Winter Pines in the region of Clearwater, but can be found throughout Clearwater and rarely into Alpine Ridge.
One of my favourite sculpts the caribou, I love the flexibility I have with the antler choice. I've seemingly started a theme where I choose some kind of tree, flower or branch for the antlers and design the doll relating to that tree. There are so many plants to choose from but I thought snow and pine tress are so well suited for each other. I decided to keep the pine leave a plain green as to say it's a warmer season. I decided to add some markings that are a little different from my usual markings and I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out.
Edulis has a resin face and hooves that were cast from an original sculpture hand crafted by me. His body is made from thick pile faux fur which was designed and sewn by me, he has a wire armature inside making him fully poseable, his face is painted in acrylic paints. His antlers are made from a faux pine with a wire armature so they are poseable, and decorated with faux snow and faux icicles.
Edulis is approximately 35x15cm head to tail.
This little guy will be up for grabs in my Etsy shop this Friday between 9-10am AEST. Alternatively you can check me out on my social media pages below. Also check out my Society6 and Redbubble shop for prints and more.
To see the process of making Edulis, check out my YouTube video here