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Armadillo2017 by HubcapCreatures Armadillo2017 :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 113 21 Magpies by HubcapCreatures Magpies :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 376 42 Sleepy Barn Owl by HubcapCreatures Sleepy Barn Owl :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 105 16 Dragon and Egg by HubcapCreatures Dragon and Egg :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 126 27 Dragon and Egg by HubcapCreatures Dragon and Egg :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 103 17 Seaglass Seahorse by HubcapCreatures Seaglass Seahorse :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 152 22 Steampunk Lizard by HubcapCreatures Steampunk Lizard :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 213 53 Orca (Killer Whale) by HubcapCreatures Orca (Killer Whale) :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 377 93 Centipede by HubcapCreatures Centipede :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 94 16 Centipede by HubcapCreatures Centipede :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 134 12 Bluefin Tuna by HubcapCreatures Bluefin Tuna :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 119 30 Platy by HubcapCreatures Platy :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 128 12 Landrover John Dory by HubcapCreatures Landrover John Dory :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 143 12 Crow2 by HubcapCreatures Crow2 :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 115 11 Crow by HubcapCreatures Crow :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 141 16 Frog2017 by HubcapCreatures Frog2017 :iconhubcapcreatures:HubcapCreatures 244 22


Sampic by smates Sampic :iconsmates:smates 216 15 No Rides Today by FellFallow No Rides Today :iconfellfallow:FellFallow 141 29 Lion Sketchy Paint June 2 by TamberElla Lion Sketchy Paint June 2 :icontamberella:TamberElla 4,939 104 A Mechanism of Character by creaturesfromel A Mechanism of Character :iconcreaturesfromel:creaturesfromel 1,654 53 Scarlet Macaw Album Art for Griffin by SylviaRitter Scarlet Macaw Album Art for Griffin :iconsylviaritter:SylviaRitter 645 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 1,277 580
.: 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 251 77 Standby by AndreeWallin Standby :iconandreewallin:AndreeWallin 5,495 291 Aridness by fablau Aridness :iconfablau:fablau 246 42 Ugly birds by takmaj Ugly birds :icontakmaj:takmaj 1,682 190 Elk Sculpture by Angi-kat Elk Sculpture :iconangi-kat:Angi-kat 71 12 Hibou by Bluecrow10 Hibou :iconbluecrow10:Bluecrow10 113 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



I've made a few of these and this one's my latest. I really like these guys... The materials are all hubcaps found on the side of the road
These birds are roughly six feet high on their stand. They're made with a beak and armature of treated steel and the rest of the bodies are pieces of old car bumpers that were donated
Dragon and Egg
This is the second picture of a speculative piece that is for sale on my website. The Egg fridge was donated but the rest of it is made from found materials. The body and head is made out of old car hubcaps from the side of the road - the wings are made from bits of car bumper and bits of old shopping trolley.
Dragon and Egg
This is a speculative piece that is for sale on my website. The Egg fridge was donated but the rest of it is made from found materials. The body and head is made out of old car hubcaps from the side of the road - the wings are made from bits of car bumper and bits of old shopping trolley.
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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