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January 3, 2013
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Albireo progress by Isvoc Albireo progress by Isvoc
First upload for 2013, yay. Also, first work this year. It's almost finished, but I thought it will be fun to post progress montage earlier.

I tried to start sculpting in past year, but I wasn't able to complete it due to lack of materials and such. Recently I received wonderful gift from ~drangnel and other beautiful sculpture by *clarevoyant. It boosted my morale to try it again. I wanted to have Albireo on my shelf as well :D I had bulk of Super Sculpey stashed somewhere and I put it to use.
This will be my fist complete sculpture/statue :D! I'm really happy about it. Very refreshing experience.
I learned a lot during process, from armature constructions, through sculpting, baking and painting. I made more mistakes than I can count, I had more accidents than I remember now... But somehow it doesn't matter. I love it. I am preparing materials for another one already!

Only thing that puts me down a little-tiny-bit are muscles. Their definition changed from first concept. [cracks, baking accidents, breaks through process]. I was more fond of first version. Still, it's good tho, no whining :D

P.S. It was fun for me, done completely for pleasure. I wasn't using any real animal muscle reference. Please don't treat it like it's TRUE vision of real being. It's art, not National Geographic.

Anyway, apologies for silence in both notes and comments. I'll be back on track soon.
Will go to scraps when finished sculpture will be up!
Super Sculpey, wire armature, many hours
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EquineLullaby Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooh i love him!!!!
the muscle definition looks good to me
cracking is something i encouter a lot in sculpting to or actually more like completely breakings...
one thing that helps is as soon as the sculpture done baking use oven mits to take it out of the oven, and dump instraight into a container of cld water and let it sit their for a bit. this will not undo the baken, rather it prevents crakcs and makes the culpture stronger. ive been doig it lately and it seems to work!
Isvoc Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Thank you so much again! :D
As far as I know, those cracks come from temperature difference between baker/oven and air outside. It's not getting hard enough, getting still a tiny but flexible and small amount of weight causes cracks. Water can be good solution!it would cool off material and harden it... as long as you can get it to water without breakage x_X though, cracks are not that scary with old good putty!
EquineLullaby Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just keep my water right next to the oven
Then when i take my sculpture out i take it out while its still on the baking tray and then move it very quickly into the water
Squirrelbits4u Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-Flails- I want one! XD So awesome -squeaks- okay..I'll..errrrr calm down now -totally can't-
Aerozopher Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
I want to try this out too, you got some helpful tutorial links?
Isvoc Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Sure! Follow this one [link] through all parts. Most helpful one I could find on deviantart ;)
Aerozopher Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
awesome, thank you :)
Darkeye-Delilah Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Mnie podoba się uwaga "It's art, not National Geographic." ;). A muszę przyznać, że smok już teraz wygląda kapitalnie. Świetnie oddana kolorystyka, dodatki itd. Zapowiada się naprawdę dobra praca. Czekamy na efekt finalny - życząc jednocześnie powodzenia, weny i odpowiednich materiałów pod ręką ;).
sugarbanshee Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Super Sculpey makes my hands hurt. How do you do it? Lol.

Fimo is the worst on my hands!
Isvoc Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
I heard people have this kind of trouble with sculpting materials :( I personally don't. I can't share any opinions about it, because I have no such kind of experience.
I never worked with Fimo and I don't think I will!
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