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Big Luna Sculpt Final Details 1 by bigponymac Big Luna Sculpt Final Details 1 by bigponymac
Here I am on the final stretch.

I was going to wait until I finished the horn and the tiara before I took a picture, but I got excited at how good they looked when I put them on that I just had to show everyone. They both still need a little work, but I can't do anything until next week.

You may have noticed (if you've been following the progress on this) that I gave Luna an iris to go along with her pupil. It still needs a little work as well, but it'll get there.

I have a feeling I'm going to get some questions regarding the direction I went with the cutie mark. Here's the thing. I have no intention of painting this sculpture. Because of this, I needed to find some ways to create depth without the use of paint. In this case I decided to use contrasting textures (rough vs smooth) to define her cutie mark instead of using a boring line. This makes it very easy for the eye to make out shapes and gives the illusion that the rough area is a different color than the rest (kind of like how hollowing out the eyes works).

Since I did all of this in the course of 2-3 hours today, I can almost guarantee that I'll have this completed (FINALLY) sometime next week. I'll post pictures once I get everything done unless I do something in the process that I think everyone might find interesting
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:iconmeadowsongcreations:
Are you gonna paint it?
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Wandering-Heartbeat Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm obsessed with this, it's just spectacular details and that hard work, time and effort, sweat, tears, blood...was well worth it, she's a princess to be proud of.
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NimbleNote Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no paint? D:
BUT ITS SO BEAUTIFUL
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bigponymac Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not going to paint it because I feel like it would take away from the natural beauty of the clay and hide certain details.

I'm going to rely on the forms I sculpted and the shadows cast from those forms to show that this is Luna without having to paint it.
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NimbleNote Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw. Well I have to say, I've been following this project since it started and it sure has come a long way!
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bigponymac Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes it has. I can't believe I'm almost done.

And thanks for staying interested with it for so long, even after the long periods of no updates.
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:iconforsakenchilli:
Squeeing so hard right now.
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:iconpreciouslovesgd:
To make details in sculptures like this, do you just carve them in while they're still yet ( i don't have an oven, i let my sculptures air dry )
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bigponymac Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It depends on what I'm carving. I can carve out rough forms when the clay is relatively wet and pliable, but I have to wait until it firms up before I can do any fine details. I can't let it get too dry though. If it gets too dry then I can't do any kind of work on it. I might be able to carve small details somewhat, but if I messed up there would be no way to add any clay back to fix it.

Right now the clay is in a state my teacher likes to call "leather hard". It's dry and firm enough to hold its weight and shape while still being moist enough to add clay or carve away areas and fine details.
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