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Basil is an OOAK sculpture commissioned by :iconruby-dreams: She asked me to create her pet parrot Basil and he was loads of fun to do, also because it's the first bird/feathered creature i've sculpted so lots of challenges there, also a piece i created with air dry clay in majority over polymer clay (just the head and neck/chest is done in polymer clay).
Sculpted over a wire frame with airdry and polymer clays, has hand cast/painted eyes and was painted with acrylics and pastels.
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sculpted/painted by me
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Given 2014-04-06
A wonderfully imaginative and well planned piece of sculpture, with a exceptional amount of care applied to accuracy, from the pose of the parrot to the smaller details, such as the colouration and especially the tag around the leg. Basil The african grey by mangakasan ( Featured by The-Build )
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Angelheartdream Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG she's gorgeous! I am a big fan of the breed, and have always wanted one! I love the detail you put into her plumage! :D
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Obsidian-bubble Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
It took me a minute to realize this wasn't a photograph.
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RainbowCharizard Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is perfect!! Each feather, each petal on the flower! My goodness! 
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TessandraFae Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow...I actually thought that was a real parrot for a moment. Fantastic details!
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Elixirqueen Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sO BEAUTIFUL! it looks so real! I have one African grey in my house, shes 25 years old. :)
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Keeshaba Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
As a bird owner myself, I absolutely love this piece. Well done for a first avian sculpt!
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FictionLover987 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow, this is awesome!! :love:

The only way I can tell is that it's a sculpture is because I noticed that the parrot has the same pose, just different angles. XD
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rainue Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
OH MY GOD I JUST REALIZED IT WAS A SCULPTURE SHIT
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Anavi-Ivy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student
awesome job ^^
Congratz on Daily Deviation :)
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Sweety-Wanda Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Superawesome!!
Congratulations on the DD~

catching love 
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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Bazted Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
He seemed to live!!Rlytear 
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XPantherArtX Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This piece is truly amazing! It's crazy how real it looks! Congratulations on the well deserved DD! :w00t:
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mangakasan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! looking fore ward to your new finished sculpts to pop up on my facebook and tumblr!
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XPantherArtX Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:glomp:
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S3cRt Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
How cute, and pretty animal.
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CarolinaLang Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Everything is good but the wings. The anatomy on everything else is spot on but for your next bird if you do one, I strongly would advise you to research wing anatomy because they don't look anything like that. Try and think of almost a tear-drop shape for the folded wings - with the large part at the shoulder and have it taper off. If a bird's real wings looked like that, they'd end up being square. 

The rest of it is a very nice sculpture though. The face especially is good. 
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mangakasan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the feed back! I'll keep it in mind next time i need to do folded/semi folded wings, (i did use a lot of referencing but i think part of the blame was the base of the wings * i didn't have mesh at the time which would have made it a bit more easier to get the shape right...* ) Anyway i will try harder in the future :)
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Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
really nice work, the colours are very true, and you have captured something of his (i am guessing) cheeky character.
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DragonosX Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Amazing work! The realism, especially in the face, is astounding. Excellent!
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ZANARELLI Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
waaaa nice grey parrot!!!
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mea00 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done! Congrats on the DD
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Lothringen Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
A0735 - The red fan. by Lothringen ;)
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DrDrunkenstein Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
when i was young i had 2 of this lovly creatures :)
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Crimson-Wolf2323 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
bestist birdie 
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MyHandsAreCrazy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student General Artist
wow......just only wow.............
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ToonTakeOne Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
This absolutely amazes me. I can't believe someone could sculpt this. 
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mangakasan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! patience is a virtue XD
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AlaDyllus Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful - as a bird and as a sculpture C:

And very great job, as always :3
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mangakasan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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AlaDyllus Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome ^^ It's nice of you that you answer the comments c:
I think that you have a lot of them ; )
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Jereelee Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Absolutely fantastic!! Love
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TylerAkula Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Long time* -3-
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TylerAkula Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is one of my favorite birds, this must've taken a lo time! Amazing work.
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mangakasan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! and yes it did XD
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Lillyfrost Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow! This guy turned out pretty impressive! <3
I just fell in love how realistic and fine he looks. You made those short feathers all over the body simpy perfect! And all the eyes you make for the sculptures... They are breathe taking.
You definetely made an very good job here.
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goiku Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Now that's just really really life-like! All those feathers must've time-consuming. Great job!
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mangakasan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha thank you :D yup them feathers sure kept me busy XD but i never shy away from a good challenge
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Navina Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Photographer
This is positively amazing. I too thought it was a photo on the thumbnail. Absolutely brilliant.
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mangakasan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww thanks!
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Stampedian Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Simply amazing!
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EclecticRat Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I spy a little birdie tongue! XD Really great job, very realistic especially for a first attempt at a bird. (This is coming from a bird owner's stand-point not as an artists...I have loads of practice to do...)

Anyways...amazing! :)
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mangakasan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well spotted! XD Haha thanks there will always be room for improvement i suppose XD 
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lessie99 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
amazing job.
you really have a talent! .o.
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birdconure Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Amazing detail!!
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CreaturesofNat Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He's super cute! You did a wonderful job. 
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mangakasan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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Russockshitha Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Very nice! It is most definitely a good first in the bird/feathered department. There is room for improvement, especially in the wings and tail, but feathers are tricky in any media. I really like the face. Those turned out the best, I think.
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mangakasan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah the feathers (especially the tail) gave me much grief, but in the end i'm still quite happy that it as a whole still looks decent enough atleast i gave it my best, there will always be room for improvement i think thats what art is down to, to continue to grow and improve :) But thank you anyway :D
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SillyChimera Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Wow dit is echt SUPER !! Jij hebt echt zo'n talent niet normaal! :D
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