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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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Squirrelbits4u Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-Flails- I want one! XD So awesome -squeaks- okay..I'll..errrrr calm down now -totally can't-
I want to try this out too, you got some helpful tutorial links?
Sure! Follow this one [link] through all parts. Most helpful one I could find on deviantart ;)
awesome, thank you :)
Darkeye-Delilah 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 Jan 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Super Sculpey makes my hands hurt. How do you do it? Lol.

Fimo is the worst on my hands!
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!
sugarbanshee Jan 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Oh well. Thank you anyway!
Your work is lovely!
Criniti Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you think this would also work with Premo? That's what I use and I've been trying to make larger sculptures, but it only seems to do well with miniatures...
I have no idea what Premo is! ;)
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