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« on: October 31, 2018 09:40:05 PM »

Grin I had a lot of fun painting this one. I hadn't really planned on giving it such a wild paint job, but I get soooo bored painting boring white unicorns all the time. Lips sealed

It is completely hand sculpted from polymer clay. Painted with acrylic paint. Sealed with clear resin to give it a glossy look. The hair is dyed tibetan lambs wool.

It is 5 1/2in tall and 4in at the widest point.





I sculpted this years ago, it was hidden away in my craft stash until I dug it out earlier this year. I don't have any before photos, but it looked rather bland painted ombre blue (and painted rather poorly at that Lips sealed).  Besides repainting it, I ripped out the old fins and resculpted them, which improved its stability so that it now "stands" securely.
 
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2018 08:49:36 AM »

It really glows with those colours you used - the resin and those colours make it look like a glass sculpture!
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2018 03:24:35 PM »

Wow!  Love the bright wild color palette.  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2018 06:24:45 PM »

This is fantastic! It looks about to move!
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2018 10:11:55 PM »

This is amazing! I love the crazy color job- it fits him perfectly!
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2018 01:52:48 PM »

WOW! The colors are so vibrant.
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2018 03:21:54 PM »

I feel like the colors suit him so well. Just beautiful.

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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2018 08:08:06 AM »

Wondrous tropical aquatic horsey!  The figure is beautiful but your new vibrant paint job really elevates it to another level.
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2018 10:14:38 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2018 01:53:41 PM »

congrats! it's well deserved. this is stunning!
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« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2018 06:36:38 PM »

This is a gorgeous piece!  I love the vibrant colors, and the changing patterns, and the gloss that makes it look like it just jumped out of the water.  Fantastic work!
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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2018 04:27:26 AM »

of this is fab! those glowing jewel bright colours are just beautiful
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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2019 01:46:02 PM »

This is outstanding! I am stunned that it's glossed paint. Even looking at the full sized photos, it still comes across as blown glass. Excellent swoop on the tail and fins; it's very believably organic.
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