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The only one of its kind, this unique, hand sculpted poseable fantasy "Keeper of the Woodland" is a rare piece of artwork being offered up for bid! It's fully posable and can be posed in many positions. This is a completely hand made fantasy creature. I hand sculpted the head, tail and feet onto a posable skeleton that I made and wrapped with stuffing. The imitation fur I have hand dyed while maintaining full softness. I hand paint the clay parts with acrylics.
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wow you are so talented all your art is just breathtaking! i wish i could afford one of them haha anyone would be lucky to have one c: good job though! and good luck with your work!! the animation will be awesome! your very inspiring and its awesome to see someone like you make it big
My goodness thank you for such kind words! I just enjoy creating and I thank God every day for the natural ability's he's blessed me with. Awards? No not for the fantasy creatures yet but one is going to be in an upcoming animated film and I've been invited to come work at Weta Workshop in New Zealand for a bit.
I'm glad you enjoy them, Usually when I start a creature, I have no idea what what its going to be, (which is exciting) I mess with the clay a bit until its in a random (blobis) shape that kinda looks cool and work off from there and refine the details. In this case, it looked kinda like a Tiger.
I used to strive for realistic animals but everyone has seen normal animals, its nothing out of the ordinary...so why not create something that no one has ever seen before... (This is the fun part) The colors, I really enjoy vibrant, colors to look almost as if they were glowing. The markings are mostly as unnatural and as swirly as I can get away with. Its one thing to paint a picture on a flat canvas, and another to see that creature and be able to feel and hold it in physical form, I just love creating and spreading that joy and excitement it brings me, to others as well. I'm sorry but a tutorial wont be made, I put one up when I first began but deleted it soon after seeing it was encouraging people to replicate my creatures designs and calling it their own, it was quite disappointing.
I really enjoyed what you explained here it is quite enjoyable to see how much fun you have while creating those creatures. I actually had in mind to make a puppet with the same moving technique you use to make your poseable creatures with a solid head and wires inside a fured up body. But i do understand why you didn't keep that tutorial. Real artists should be able to make something of their own with their own imagination and that is exactly what you do