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PostSubject: Finished Tamandua, made by Fisva   Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:00 am

Hey guys. I had two days off from studying, so I've started sculpting a tamandua with Fimo Clay Soft. I haven't worked on this material before. I must say that the sculpting goes very fast, but the figure itself is too heavy, and the material is sometimes too soft. Due to this fact, I would like to ask you if I should make a smaller tamandua from the beginning. I'm not very happy with this one. There is something wrong with this sculpture and I don't know what exactly; maybe you could help me find out?

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PostSubject: Re: Finished Tamandua, made by Fisva   Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:39 am

Hello Agata. I'll try to help you because I see that there is a main part to improve, IMHO the head is too big. In tamandua head is more or less the same size of a front limb. It's a very common mistake in sculptors, also with me, because sometimes we focus all attention in the head because is where we find more complex parts. I think also the hindlimb don't seems to be articulated. I hope it helps.
About material I haven't use Fimo clay soft, so I can't help you with that.
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PostSubject: Re: Finished Tamandua, made by Fisva   Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:37 pm

Looks good! I agree with Joan, the head should be a bit smaller. sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Finished Tamandua, made by Fisva   Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:53 pm

I like him so far. As for the clay, I've always found more success in more firm clays.
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PostSubject: Re: Finished Tamandua, made by Fisva   Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:19 pm

He is lovely  cheers 

And with Joan's advice he will be both lovely and perfect, I am sure  Very Happy 

It is so exiting, I will wait impatiently to see how you proceed  bounce bounce sunny 

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PostSubject: Re: Finished Tamandua, made by Fisva   Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:46 pm

He looks quite good! Applause 

better than the mojö ones Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Finished Tamandua, made by Fisva   Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:34 pm

Great job!  Applause 
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PostSubject: Re: Finished Tamandua, made by Fisva   Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:27 pm

@SUSANNE wrote:
He is lovely  cheers 

And with Joan's advice he will be both lovely and perfect, I am sure  Very Happy 

It is so exiting, I will wait impatiently to see how you proceed  bounce bounce sunny 


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PostSubject: Re: Finished Tamandua, made by Fisva   Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:08 pm

I've started sculpting from a scratch, analyzing its measure carefully. I hope it will be better now.


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PostSubject: Re: Finished Tamandua, made by Fisva   Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:38 pm

wow, this new one is having really great, natural proportion! It's going to be awesome!!! Applause Applause Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: Finished Tamandua, made by Fisva   Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:08 pm

much better!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Finished Tamandua, made by Fisva   Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:30 pm

This is how it looks so far. I'm thinking about shortening the neck a little bit. I have turned its head left to make the pose more interesting. I will add the tail tomorrow, and I will add claws after baking.

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PostSubject: Re: Finished Tamandua, made by Fisva   Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:52 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Finished Tamandua, made by Fisva   Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:57 pm

Looks great! bounce bounce Applause Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: Finished Tamandua, made by Fisva   Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:11 pm

I think there's something off with the hind legs.
The head is perfect, but please don't be offended by my comment, the body looks more like it belongs to a polar bear, it seems too bulky?
Maybe the body should be a little slimmer and the front legs could be a little more firm then the hind legs and maybe the back is too arched as well?
Some pictures to show what I mean:

Not arched and slim:


The front legs of a baby tamandua are already more muscular:


More pics of adult tamandua's. I don't know if it's muscle or fur that make the front legs look bigger:



A drawing of a walking tamandua:


Again, I don't want to offend.
I've watched you make fantastic animals and I enjoy seeing you grow so fast!  sunny 
You are going to make a beautiful tamandua, I have no doubt.
But I know you sometimes get stuck (artistically) and I myself have my sister I can count on to point out mistakes I've made in drawing, painting and modeling.
And I always value them, because it's always good to have another pair of eyes to watch your work and give some positive critique.

(It's sucks though when you've put hours of work into something and then have your sister walk into your room and say:
"the legs are too thick", or "why is that tail so long?" and you know she is right.....)

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PostSubject: Re: Finished Tamandua, made by Fisva   Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:22 pm

@Bloodrayne wrote:
I think there's something off with the hind legs.
The head is perfect, but please don't be offended by my comment, the body looks more like it belongs to a polar bear, it seems too bulky?
Maybe the body should be a little slimmer and the front legs could be a little more firm then the hind legs and maybe the back is too arched as well?
Some pictures to show what I mean:

Not arched and slim:


The front legs of a baby tamandua are already more muscular:


More pics of adult tamandua's. I don't know if it's muscle or fur that make the front legs look bigger:



A drawing of a walking tamandua:


Again, I don't want to offend.
I've watched you make fantastic animals and I enjoy seeing you grow so fast!  sunny 
You are going to make a beautiful tamandua, I have no doubt.
But I know you sometimes get stuck (artistically) and I myself have my sister I can count on to point out mistakes I've made in drawing, painting and modeling.
And I always value them, because it's always good to have another pair of eyes to watch your work and give some positive critique.

(It's sucks though when you've put hours of work into something and then have your sister walk into your room and say:
"the legs are too thick", or "why is that tail so long?" and you know she is right.....)

Thank you very much for help! And also thank you Joan for precious tips  I love you 
I'm always open for critique, without it I would not improve my skills :) I see your point, and I will look at these things tomorrow.
I also need somebody to point out my mistakes, because sometimes I just can't see them myself. That's why I will ask for your opinion from now everytime I make a sculpture... Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Finished Tamandua, made by Fisva   Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:16 pm

I have added fur and baked the sculpture. Some body parts still need some correction. I have a very important and difficult exam tomorrow on which I'm not prepared very well, so keep fingers crossed!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Finished Tamandua, made by Fisva   Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:21 pm

Very nice model! Congratulation! sunny sunny cheers cheers cheers Applause 
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PostSubject: Re: Finished Tamandua, made by Fisva   Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:37 pm

Good luck with the exam  Shocked bounce Very Happy 

That model is just fabulous, WOW!!  I love you drunken 

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PostSubject: Re: Finished Tamandua, made by Fisva   Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:21 am

bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce 
 cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers 
i like it so much agata !!!

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PostSubject: Re: Finished Tamandua, made by Fisva   Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:20 pm

Wow, a great model affraid Applause I love you 
You are very talented cheers 
Now we are waiting for the painting bounce 

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PostSubject: Re: Finished Tamandua, made by Fisva   Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:59 pm

Well done Fisva! It looks very good.
Hope you did well on your exams.  flower 

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PostSubject: Re: Finished Tamandua, made by Fisva   Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:04 pm

Thank you very much my dear friends. My exams went very well! I've finished my tamandua. Enjoy!





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PostSubject: Re: Finished Tamandua, made by Fisva   Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:07 pm

It looks excellent! cheers And congratulations on your exams! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Finished Tamandua, made by Fisva   Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:46 pm

Animal_Figures_4U wrote:
It looks excellent! :cheers:And congratulations on your exams! Very Happy

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