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November 27, 2012
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Boy wip by mangakasan Boy wip by mangakasan
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One of the 3 sculpture projects i'm working on, this is a pet portrait of my mothers dog (he passed away a year ago) it's going to be a christmas gift for her :3 This is one of the photos i use for reference to this sculpture
the kirin for the trade is almost done just needs one more hind leg and his tail worked out, the commission is half way done.

i hope to have this boy done within the next 2/3 weeks :3

finished piece:
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What made out of eyes?
mangakasan Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used clear epoxy resin to cast the eyes with
what is the matirial, you use?
mangakasan May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
super sculpey and sculpey firm (polymer clays)
CriminalSpirit Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The details are amazing and that coat is gorgeous! ^^ Can't wait to see it finished! :la:
I know this is a dog sculpture out of all clay but I have a question. ^^; I assume you've sculpted with Breyers before and I was wondering when resculpting, say a complete new broken leg out of clay, attaching and baking it, while it bakes does the Breyer model become soft as it gets reheated while the leg cooks or does the model stay firm?

I hope that makes sense :giggle:, sorry if it seems like a random question out of the blue but it's something I've been wondering for quite some time. I've put off sculpting because I was afraid I might ruin a Breyer. :lol:
mangakasan Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there! i...have never modified a model yet...i only have one breyer horse that i had ever since being a teen XD (i do plan to paint him over some time since he turned yellow of old age....) but usually these models are resin and shud take the heat, tho i wouldnt recommend it, i've been following people who do this for a living and most of them work just with apoxy sculpt (an 2 component air drying clay that smoothens with water, that way you dont have to bake them :3
CriminalSpirit Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Apoxy sculpt, got it! I thought maybe you'd done some breyers. ^^; I'd love to see the breyer when you repaint him. :3 I've customized with pastels but have so I'd like to resculpt, fix or repose. :3 Do you know where to get the apoxy sculpt and is it expensive?
mangakasan Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i got some for christmas and my bf bought it on a dutch artshop site, ebay sells it too but its very expensive (especially the shipping prices) so id recommend to look around in local art shops or art sites
Just curious, how do you manage to sculpt all the little details like the muscles around the jaws/eyes and whisker pads? I've never been able to get nice sculpts because the clay melts or I can't make things so small.
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