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Big Luna Sculpt day 28 by bigponymac Big Luna Sculpt day 28 by bigponymac
Happy accidents are the best.

I was smoothing out the lines in the secondaries/primaries so I could redraw and sculpt fewer of them. As I was doing this I noticed that I was giving them the soft, feathery look they needed. My teacher was in the room at the time and he said that it looked good. The edges are very, very subtle. You may not even see some of them in these pictures, but they are there. They stand out a lot more when you look at it in person.

I did redo the coverts. All it took was adding one more "feather" to get the right look. That's it. I'm getting to the point now where the smallest changes have a huge impact on how the sculpture looks. I also like the look of the 4:7 covert to secondary/primary feather ratio. I think it might have to do with that ratio being really close to the golden ratio, but that's a completely different discussion for another day.

Anyway, the wings aren't completely perfect. I'll go in tomorrow and see something wrong with them. I'll be messing with them until the day I have to let it dry out.

I'm thinking about softening up the eyes a little and possibly try to define more definite bone structure, because right now it seems like the eyes are cut straight out of the head. Like there's no underlying structure. While this looks fine in this case, I still want to play around with the idea. It might seem like I'm being too picky, but I need to be. This might be my last sculpture for a very long time and I want to make it the best I can.
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Rhardodric Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
dA just got 20 % cooler
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ZeroPonyDement Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
AWESOME !
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HereticalRants Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
It is of my professional opinion that this thing is epic
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bigponymac Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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RainBowDashForever3 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
She's looking great ^^ the small changes you made certainly made a difference! Can't wait to see her when she's finished! Do you have any idea on when that will be?
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bigponymac Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no clue when I'll finish her. I'm hoping to have all the sculpting done before the semester is over.
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RainBowDashForever3 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
When does your semester end?
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bigponymac Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not exactly sure. Probably the end of this month or the first couple weeks of next month.
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RainBowDashForever3 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Cool! Really can't wait to see the end of it! Are you gonna throw some paint on her?
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ForsakenChilli Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
My God I love looking at these pictures. Just seeing this progress day after day is amazing.

What you should do is record yourself sculpting it till completion and then put it on YouTube or something at like 50x normal speed or something. It would be awesome!
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