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Motorhead Snaggletooth by HubcapCreatures Motorhead Snaggletooth :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 106 41 F1 Four by HubcapCreatures F1 Four :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 164 19 Mako 2 by HubcapCreatures Mako 2 :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 155 23 Seahorse by HubcapCreatures Seahorse :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 109 26 Tit by HubcapCreatures Tit :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 101 26 Hubcap Hawk by HubcapCreatures Hubcap Hawk :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 260 37 Jaguar Commission by HubcapCreatures Jaguar Commission :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 209 53 Jaguar Commission by HubcapCreatures Jaguar Commission :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 122 24 Jaguar Commission by HubcapCreatures Jaguar Commission :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 62 17 HubCat detail by HubcapCreatures HubCat detail :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 296 38 Immy's Fish by HubcapCreatures Immy's Fish :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 69 13 Mirror Carp by HubcapCreatures Mirror Carp :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 158 24 Steampunk Galleon by HubcapCreatures Steampunk Galleon :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 155 40 Presa Canario commission 2 by HubcapCreatures Presa Canario commission 2 :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 72 16 Presa Canario commission by HubcapCreatures Presa Canario commission :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 27 6 Peacock Standoff by HubcapCreatures Peacock Standoff :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 202 58


A Mechanism of Character by creaturesfromel A Mechanism of Character :iconcreaturesfromel:creaturesfromel 1,537 48 Scarlet Macaw Album Art for Griffin by SylviaRitter Scarlet Macaw Album Art for Griffin :iconsylviaritter:SylviaRitter 606 50
$5 is hardly anything for a commission, heres why
Edit: Okay, wow--If I knew this journal would get the attention that it's getting I would have tried to make it sound a bit more professional and a bit less ranty im almost a little embarrassed
I'm also really glad that so many of you could share your input and experiences. It's really important that we understand this--especially on a site with so many young, impressionable artists. It's easy for us to think that our time is only worth the end product. When i first joined this site (i was 13), the first type of commission that I took was a full picture for only 5 points. Granted--it didn't look the best. i was only 13 after all, but at the time I didn't even know the value of points. When i was about 14-15 I started looking to get more serious about my art. I wanted to make actual money off of it, so I started considering prices and i never charged anything more than $20. I was still really torn because a few people were still telling me that I was underchar
:iconbeautysnake:BeautySnake 1,259 570
.: Gays are revolting :.
Gay people are disgusting
And I certainly don’t think
They are ok
 “They aren’t fine for society”
“They aren’t perfectly normal”
I do not believe
They don’t choose to be gay
“Belong in this world!”
No; Gays
Should burn in Hell
If anything
We should hate them
I’ll never agree with those who think
Want to separate them
It’s absolutely horrid when the populations
Say they love each other and
Think that it’s nice when they kiss
Because I
Just ridicule and mock them,
Really, REALLY hate them
I’ve seen sometimes on TV how they
 Let a man marry another man
Those people are just plain sad
They’ll never be the same
It’s funny how they think
That one saying is completely true
They aren’t able to comprehend
They just don’t know what love is
Say mean things
But don’t you dare
Be nice
It’s perfectly fine
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Fall Time Forest by LillianEvill Fall Time Forest :iconlillianevill:LillianEvill 252 77 Standby by AndreeWallin Standby :iconandreewallin:AndreeWallin 5,521 290 Aridness by fablau Aridness :iconfablau:fablau 248 42 Ugly birds by takmaj Ugly birds :icontakmaj:takmaj 1,693 190 Elk Sculpture by Angi-kat Elk Sculpture :iconangi-kat:Angi-kat 70 12 Hibou by Bluecrow10 Hibou :iconbluecrow10:Bluecrow10 111 8 The Carrion Crow by MalibuMarika The Carrion Crow :iconmalibumarika:MalibuMarika 14 4 Beep, Beep, Coming Through! by wolfysilver Beep, Beep, Coming Through! :iconwolfysilver:wolfysilver 56 12 TheLaw assemblage sculpture by WrayburnsCuriosities TheLaw assemblage sculpture :iconwrayburnscuriosities:WrayburnsCuriosities 6 2 1961 by gabbyd70 1961 :icongabbyd70:gabbyd70 2,665 262 White Sea by alexandreev White Sea :iconalexandreev:alexandreev 1,087 77 Triceratops by metalmorphoses Triceratops :iconmetalmorphoses:metalmorphoses 695 158



I've been working professionally as a sculptor since 2001, but pretty much all my adult life in one way or another I have been making stuff. I started with the hubcaps around 1997 but have embraced other plastics and scrap metal along the way. I'm self taught with the mig welder when it comes to the scrap metal sculptures so the work is not as tidy as it could be but I'm learning all the time...

My inspiration comes from the natural world where I find such a staggering quantity and wealth of exciting ideas that I am already regretting the relatively little amount of time I have left to create.

My biggest challenges come from commissions for creations that would never pass my head - The Queen of England - A saxaphone - A three meter high bee - all of which have tested and matured me (a little bit)

I've got a website - a Facebook page under the name Hubcap Creatures and you can also find me on Twitter and Pinterest if you wish.


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Ptolemy Elrington
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Ptolemy studied at Bradford in the 80's, travelled extensively and settled in Brighton, UK. He specialises in animals, insects and marine life sculptures made from recycled materials including car wheel trims, shopping trolleys, car parts and found objects.


River Art
These are three of ten sculptures commissioned in 2006 by Anglian Water to promote their 'Rivercare' campaign to encourage people to participate in their waterways clean up community project.
This mobile three meter high dragon was commissioned by Dragonheartbeats as a carnival float. It's built on a van chassis and carries a drummer with full drum kit, lights, sounds and fire.
Braintree Birds
These birds were commissioned by Essex County Council to decorate the approach road to a new recycling centre in Braintree. The birds are all made from site-sourced materials including reebar, car panels, foundation shoring and scaffold bar.
Rob's Sculptures
These works were all commissioned by a private client
Ecover Bee 2013
A three month commission for Ecover promoting their new bottle design made from plastic reclaimed from the ocean. The sculpture project culminated in appearances at Glastonbury Festival, The Hampton Court Flower Show and The Eden Project


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AthenaAnubius Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
Hi the scultures is your work?
HubcapCreatures Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Yup! All by me. See them on 
AthenaAnubius Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017
MYPeanutGallery Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016
Welcome to Ornithologists
HubcapCreatures Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the invitation :) :) :) 
AshmaDeus Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your work is so incredible...
it make me speechless.
HubcapCreatures Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! I hope to keep doing it for many years :) :) :)
Girl-Interrupted-9 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome stuff!
HubcapCreatures Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
luckybucketz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016
Very creative..Doing art and at the same time making a robot is not that easy.You are really great.
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