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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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bigponymac Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you're still enjoying these. :)

I would totally do a time lapse video if I had the equipment. Right now the only thing I have to record video is my iPhone. I'd love to have a little camera to do stuff like that, but it's just not in my budget right now.
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Meme00 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist
can`t wait untill it`s done! ^^
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hubbster Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Looking SO good! Keep up the good work :)
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SamsterFX45 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
GGAAAAHHH, SHE'S LOOKING SO DAMN BEAUTIFUL! :squee:
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Teirra-Misaki Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student General Artist
great job, i hate MLP but this is pretty mipressive, im surprised it hasnt collapsed what withit being so huge and with its longand slender shapes. great work, hope it turns out well
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bigponymac Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

It's taken a lot of thought, planning, patience, and luck to build this thing so it wouldn't collapse. It has cracked multiple times though. Mainly at the thinner, weaker points of the legs, but I was able to repair them without too much trouble. Another thing keeping it from collapsing is the fact that it is completely hollow with a clay "backbone", if you will, running along it's length to give it added support. It's strong enough to support itself, but I keep the extra supports underneath it just to be safe.
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Teirra-Misaki Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student General Artist
i see, yeah clay is annoying in that way all the time, the cracking and drying, always falling apart, it drives me nuts
probably why i couldnt stand my ceramics class, i liked doing my own projects in my own way and time
good luck dude
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RaptorArts Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This looks good! I remember you working on one last year or earlier this year. How did that come out?
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bigponymac Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you might be referring to the bust I started on a few months back. I haven't been able to go any further with it because I haven't built a base for it yet. I have a feeling I may either have to scrap it or come up with another solution so I can get it done before the semester ends. It's been wrapped up this entire time, but the clay has gotten pretty hard even under wraps. I'll check on it tomorrow.
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RaptorArts Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yu can always seal it up and use it as an artistic bust :)
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