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PostSubject: Wild Yak bull   Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:13 pm

Hello friends !!

I want to show my new work. I left standing for months for not finding time to model the figure and finally I could find time to do it ! scratch .

I wanted to follow in the line of the fauna of the plateau of nepal and after figure I did a while Tibetan antelope or "chiru", I started working on another fascinating and impressive animal: it is the wild yak (bos grunniens or bos mutus, depending on the classification criteria). It is a very strange and mysterious animal that lives in small numbers on the plateau of Nepal.The shape of the animal is impressive and enormous size  reminds us of its European relative extinct: the aurochs.

" Wild yak usually form herds of between ten and thirty animals. They are insulated by dense, close, matted under-hair as well as their shaggy outer hair. Yaks secrete a special sticky substance in their sweat which helps keep their under-hair matted and acts as extra insulation. This secretion is used in traditional Nepalese medicine. Many wild yaks are killed for food by hunters in China; they are now a vulnerable species.

The diet of wild yaks consists largely of grasses and sedges, such as Carex, Stipa, and Kobresia. They also eat a smaller amount of herbs, winterfat shrubs, and mosses, and have even been reported to eat lichen. Historically, the main natural predator of the wild yak has been the Tibetan wolf, but brown bears and snow leopards have also been reported as predators in some areas, likely of young or infirm wild yaks..."



Here I present a picture of the interpretation of the animal to model it mooing in the middle of the plain ..

These were the first steps in modeling figure ...
 

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PostSubject: Re: Wild Yak bull   Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:18 pm

What a fabulous animal cheers
Your interpretation is wonderful Applause Applause

I look very much forward to see how he proseeds Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Wild Yak bull   Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:30 pm

Woww, your model is looking very very nice so far.
I realy like this animal.
I know it first from Mongoliq..when I was a child.. my grandparents were there and they showed to me some photos. And I was impresed of it.
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PostSubject: Re: Wild Yak bull   Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:57 pm

Great idea Miguel Applause

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PostSubject: Re: Wild Yak bull   Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:14 pm

Looks interesting :)

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PostSubject: Re: Wild Yak bull   Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:52 pm

Thank you Susanne, Costicuba, Christophe and Andreas !! Very Happy .

More pictures of the process modeling the face ...


Adding eyes and horns on other material already cured to place them in the right place...

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PostSubject: Re: Wild Yak bull   Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:25 pm

I like it very very much!!! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Wild Yak bull   Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:15 pm

Wow! Fantastic work! Applause cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Wild Yak bull   Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:40 pm

yeahh....it look`s very cool so far :)

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PostSubject: Re: Wild Yak bull   Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:51 am

Amazing! Great job.


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PostSubject: Re: Wild Yak bull   Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:38 am

Thank you Anna, Trenton, Costi and Donny ong, glad you like it ! Very Happy

The process continues to shape the animal's body and gradually adding the long strands of hair from the sides and legs ...



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PostSubject: Re: Wild Yak bull   Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:44 am

cheers It's looking very promising!
I especially like the nose a lot. Keep up the good work bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Wild Yak bull   Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:05 pm

This is going to be the best Yak !
I realy like your sence of texture..your technique of sculpture..
the posture is great..details become more and more great... Hermosamente ! :)

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PostSubject: Re: Wild Yak bull   Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:31 pm

He's looking very good! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Wild Yak bull   Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:26 pm

Bigger pics Please Suspect bounce Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Wild Yak bull   Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:29 pm

I can't wait to see it. bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Wild Yak bull   Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:18 pm

I spoiled me on facebook, and I need to say amazing work Miguel! cheers I thought about a mooing bull, but it looks great anyway! The only thing that I don't like so much, is the fur it looks a little too short.

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PostSubject: Re: Wild Yak bull   Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:32 am

Yaks are wonderful creatures and your talent is immense. I am sure we will see a magnificent representation of that creature. I find interesting that you're using a kind of "show" pose. Let's see how it works! bounce Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Wild Yak bull   Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:25 am

Even better now!


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PostSubject: Re: Wild Yak bull   Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:03 pm

Thank you Lee-Ann, Anne joke, Costi (again Laughing ), Christophe (I promise to put more bigger photos! Very Happy ), Cattle, Bryan, Donny and Roger !!.

Well, Bryan, the figure of this animal is mooing question  and I must say that this species has long hairs on the lower body but finer hair on the back and hump. Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: Wild Yak bull   Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:11 pm

Here are new photos of hair modeling process.



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PostSubject: Re: Wild Yak bull   Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:24 pm

And finally figure already finished and ready for painting process...Hope you like it ! cheers











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PostSubject: Re: Wild Yak bull   Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:27 pm

cheers Look`s great. And I realy like that it has an action on it :))
Your choise of posture is perfect. :)

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PostSubject: Re: Wild Yak bull   Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:43 pm

Impressive Wild yak Miguel Applause

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PostSubject: Re: Wild Yak bull   Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:09 pm

I want to say something about your work with the texture..? :)
I realy like your style of making the texture, of the long hairs, with the ``soft`` technique.
And can I share one advice ..?
Maybe if you make the texture of the finer hair on the back and hump, to be more ``soft`` too..but not everywhere, just on some places... I think, it will be more in harmony with your beautiful style of making the long hairs.
I mean..I`m watching your work as a peace of art - sculpture, where the style is very important Wink
And last thing... when i watch the first photo of your topic, of the real Yak...I see some relief of the skin on the front of the chests (right next to the shoulder)..which will be perfect for more realism of your model if you use it :)
I apologize, if I allowed myself to give an advices , without your permission :))
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