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Our beloved Boy by mangakasan Our beloved Boy by mangakasan
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This i made for my wonderful mum as a special christmas gift for her, it's a portrait and homage of her pet dog Boy who passed away a year and a month ago of a kidney decease.
I wanted to gift her something special this year as she actually we both had a very rough time past 3 years (well actually much longer then that) which has finally come to an closure, a gift to tell her how much i love her and how grateful i am to have her in my life and all she's done for me, and at the same time it's an tribute to the most wonderful dog who was brave enough to trust his new humans (us) after his first owners left him tied to a tree in a park, he also dragged my mother trough the rough time she had with his friendship and love for her.
Thank you boy! your not with us anymore but we will never forget you!

He's a OOAK piece that was made with super sculpey and sculpey firm over an armature base, has self made resin eyes painted in acrylics and dusted with pastels, his collar is removable and works like an actual dog collar.

Art by moi
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Marbletoast Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible! What a great likeness, and just phenomenal detail. Are the tail and leg feathers soft? 
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mangakasan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry i got your comment mixed up with another of my works XD but yes the tail and his leg feathering are done with tibetan lambfur and are soft
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Marbletoast Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries, and that's a great effect! 
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Allis1756 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Amazing!!!!
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Canis-ferox Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow this is beautiful~ The detail and form are amazing.
Do you know any good resources on how to go about making eyes like this? They add to the realism so nicely.
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mangakasan Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i recently found one [link] (tho it's different then the method i use as i had to learn it by experimenting as back then i couldn't find any good tutorials either XD)
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Canis-ferox Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Ah thank you! :D It looks like a lot of materials to get but I really want to try this at some point.
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mangakasan Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it might require some practice (my first batches were a complete failure) but when you get the hang of it it's worth the trouble as i think self made stuff gives so much more character and uniqueness to your character then when you insert beads/pre-made ones
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Canis-ferox Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh yeah I agree~ I've never tried using premades either; I'd rather use something I actually made. I've just been painting the eyes on so far.
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