Welker on PCDaily

Recognize this artist? You won’t find this polymer Baby Groot on the Etsy or Ipernity or CraftArtEdu pages of Bettina Welker.

This Guardian of the Galaxy character (it’s the highest-grossing superhero film of 2014) was tucked into Bettina’s Facebook sculpture album. Her superhero sculpts are a guilty pleasure and I’m guessing they’re collaborations or commissions from her young son.

Sometimes it’s fun to stretch a different art muscle. Sculpting obviously tugs at Bettina’s creative heart and she’s good at it. Have you ventured out of your comfort zone lately?

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  • reply Bettina ,

    Thanks a lot for the feature Cynthia.
    Well, no it’s not Noah who started me on this guilty pleasure. The first two (Walter White and Hulk) were made for a friend. But Loki and Groot I made entirely for myself. I know I’m kind of a nerd, especially when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There’s still one I have to do…again for the friend and that might be the hardest one so far (the reason why I’m stalling on this a little bit) – Gollum…oy!

    • reply delphine ,

      Good question ! I started making polymer clay boxes, and found it very interesting ! you can have a look at them on my blog.
      I anyway am a great fan of Bettina !
      Delphine

      • reply Aims ,

        Even though Baby Groot looks like he might be an easy sculpt – I doubt very much that he is! Bettina certainly has nailed him here though hasn’t she! What an excellent job she did! Thanks for posting this – it made me smile instantly!

        • reply Barbara Lindsey Sosna ,

          And “Baby” is such a great dancer!

          • reply Jenna ,

            As a fan of the movie, I’m so excited to see a polymer dancing Groot! I’ve admired her jewelry for years; Bettina is definitely multi-talented. The details in this sculpture are great!

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