Everything is miniature, which is how Fanni Sandor, creator of unique biologically miniature animal sculptures, likes to do it. As small as a fingernail, Fanni Sandor has magical artistic skills that have lifted her to the top of the miniature industry. No doubt about it.
The art of creating miniature animals by Fanni Sandor
Using polymer clay, feathers, fur and other materials, Fanni Sandor can be called the queen of creating ultra-miniature animal sculptures. And when we say ultra-miniature, we really mean it. The size of a human fingernail is how miniature these adorable animal figurines are.
What animals does Fanni Sandor sculpt?
You name the animal and she transforms it into a biologically miniature animal. Fanni Sandor sculpts 1:12 scale miniature animals, and many of his recent pieces include newborn and adolescent animals.
From several fascinating species of birds immersing unique colors on their feathers to adorable turtles, hummingbirds, chameleons, lizards and ducklings, Fanni Sandor is truly and one hundred percent a genius in miniature sculpting.
His love for miniature objects started in his childhood
Fanni Sandor recalls discovering an immediate fascination with miniatures when she was a little girl. She began to refine and explore this art form by constructing her first sculpture from toothpicks, candle wax, paper and glue when she was six years old.
In Fanni’s country, Hungary, there is no tradition of making 1:12 scale miniatures, which gives him yet another reason to develop his innate passion for miniature animals around it. Fanni Sandor, the miniature animal designer, was already in her twenties when she came across the work of the first professional miniaturist on the internet, and recalls being completely fascinated by the work.
How long does it take Fanni Sandor to create miniature animals?
The skilled artist shares that she typically spends two days to two weeks on a single piece, given the amount of precision and detail required for each miniature animal.
Its process is multi-faceted and begins with collecting photographs of the species before sketching out the official design prototype. Forgoing molds, Fanni Sandor uses embossing and pinning tools to sculpt the animal figures from polymer clay and wire. After cooking, she chisels out a few more details, paints and attaches fur and feathers if necessary.
Follow his miniature work
Yes, Fanni Sandor is the queen of miniature animal sculpture. If you want to discover his entire collection of miniature animals, visit his Instagram account.