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Kovo wolf polymer clay bust sculpture by Talty Kovo wolf polymer clay bust sculpture by Talty

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Pushing my limits a bit further with this one...

This was a gift for ^KovoWolf after her character Kovo, I was really excited about this one because Kovo is a beautiful wolf and I really wanted to practice something more complicated :meow: I was also extremely scared because I didn't know a single thing about wolf anathomy, and I was scared that I would get it all wrong and make a complete fool out of myself :iconcryforeverplz: I ended up studying lots of wolf pictures and watching a couple of animal shows.

One of my goals was getting used to making bigger sculptures, but I ended up making it smaller than I originally planned, again :stare: I start with a size in mind, and I make things smaller and smaller until I end up with something like this. I absolutely love the small size and the tiny details, you know that I love working small, but it wasn't what I had planned xD The eyes were really hard to paint, I have no idea how I managed to make them symmetric, you can't notice it that well because the glare makes them look a bit uneven, so you'll have to trust me (and you better trust me, I worked really hard!). The scars were really hard (but fun!) to do.

This was also the first sculpture I make completely with Sculpey Firm, and WOW! I really loved it. Blending is a bit harder, but it's great for tiny details and small shapes. I can't wait to use it again, I'll keep practicing how to make sculptures, I'm getting close to making people... I'm scared :noes: I need to get the right clay first, I keep wishing I had some of that beautiful translucent skin color that looks like porcelain (hey Polyform, if you're reading this I wouldn't being sponsored some Super Sculpey Living Doll clay  :lol: or at least start selling it in Mexico!).

This is the reference that I used, Kovo belongs to Kovowolf:

Technical stuff: All handmade with polymer clay, no molds, premades, cutters or bought pieces were ever used, it was all sculpted just using my tiny hands, a needle, blade and a blending tool. The eyes, fur and scar were painted with acrylic paints. A tiny bit of glaze was used to make the eyes shiny. The bust was mounted on a mirror because it looks really cool. It's about 1.5 cm tall or a little bit over half an inch.

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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Omgsh! I never commented on this! :faint:

This is seriously the most amazing sculpt! The detail is just STUNNING and you did just a fantastic job with the colors, markings and everything!!! I love it SO much and I'm so honored to have received it! Thank you Talty!!! :heart:
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Glacialwolf13 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
by sculpting your kovo wolf with a needle do you mean, a sewing needle?
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Talty Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013   Artisan Crafter
A thin sewing needle would work, I used a small pin needle (I believe that's what they're called?).
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TheBlackLynx Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Amazing! :D
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Talty Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :love:
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TheBlackLynx Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
No problem!! :hug:
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shocka123 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You could try mixing it with translucent too.... Make sure it's the PREMO brand tho.

But don't be scared! You will never know until you try!
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Talty Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I really should try that, thanks for the tip!
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Blueranyk Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is just SO COOL. *0*
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Talty Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much :love:
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