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PostSubject: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:15 pm

Hello. My name is David, I'm from Spain, and this is my first post.
First at all, congratulations to everybody for such an interesting forum, without a doubt the best site to enjoy and learn on this hobby of miniature animal replicas.
A few days ago I decided to model my very first miniature, and (as expected) I have realised the extreme difficulty of this art.
Nevertheless, since I have seen how kindly advised are the novice sculptors in the forum, here you are:
my male (scratching) gaur Bos gaurus.

Obviously, it is still unfinished, and I would appreciate any coment to improve it (sorry for the low quality of the picture).
Thanks in advance...
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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:18 pm

It looks very nice. Great work! Very Happy Applause
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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:28 pm

Hello David and first of all welcome to this forum. I really hope we'll see more of you; both your own sculptures and your collection. About this sculpture: I'm actually speechless Laughing You say this is your first try? It's looking so good, as if you've been doing this for years! I can't help you any further with advising about it, because I find anatomy very difficult and I'm not as professional with sculpting as some others here on the forum. But I just want to say: please continue sculpting and I'd love to see more of you - much more! cheers Thanks for sharing!

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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:43 pm

Welcome on this wonderful forum David :)
I realy like your style of sculpting ...it is like piece of art, with your own style :)
Please, can you show us, bigger and more photos...like small walkaround? :)
It look`s very promising model :)

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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:46 pm

Wowee!!

What a great style.

I love it Applause
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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:00 pm

Thanks to everybody!
I'll try to show you other (and better) photos; this one, shot with the PC camera, was poorly detailed as well as deformed.
Thanks again, friends.
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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:36 pm

@costicuba wrote:
Welcome on this wonderful forum David :)
I realy like your style of sculpting ...it is like piece of art, with your own style :)
Please, can you show us, bigger and more photos...like small walkaround? :)
It look`s very promising model :)

I can't put it better, - it is fantastic cheers Applause cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:42 pm

Welcome, you come in with a great topic Very Happy
I also can't say nothing about anatomy or give you any help about your sculpture.
What I can say is that I think it looks great already, can't wait to see it painted :3

Hope you have a great time here and thank you for complementing this forum cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:26 pm

Ola David! Laughing Another artist from Spain, how great! Very Happy
Kosta is also an artist and he loves art. Your gaur has a lot of expressiveness so comments are not easy once we dont' want to remove your remarkable style from it. Though, if you want our suggestions to turn it as much realistic as possible, we'll need larger and better pictures for sure. From now, a big welcome from Portugal, a big congratulation for your talent and a big thanks for your words! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:01 am

Welcome David!!!!

I think you have a great personal style with deep personality and really intense expressiveness. It looks having some beautiful oriental influence... I really like!!!

I have no clear idea how we can help you if you want to develop pieces of art as for sure this one is.

A quite different thing is if you want to make replicas of animals as realistic as possible, with marked scientific sensibility...then we need more and better pictures from different points of view (what is called "walkaround"). However, even if you want to go through this option, I recommend you keep making from time to time animal figures using your own personal and promising style...

Any way, I really wish you keep showing us your future works...

Congrats!!!

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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:44 am

Welcome here David. Great to have more member here.
Amazing gaur. Wish to see it painted.
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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:47 am

Welcome here!
It looks very nice! I can see your stylisation and I like it.
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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:11 am

Welcome here! And nice work, congratulations :)

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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:53 am

It looks really good! I think it's great, especially for the first trial! I would also like to see more photos from more angles Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:53 pm

A few photos from different angles:

















I've tried to include some degree of asymmetry in the pose (mainly in the head), because although bovids are magnificent animals and I really like them a lot... they are truly inexpressive and bulky! Besides, one of the eyes more closed than the other tries to suggest the acute pleasure of reaching with the horn an itchy and irritating tick...

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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:38 pm

Thank you for the photos, he is nice! Very Happy
I love that you made one eye closed, you really can see the pleasure of him scratching :3 <3

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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:42 pm

It's a fabulous piece, I love the artistic style and the musculature is superb. First ever sculpture Shocked Applause
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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:43 am

Great job! Applause Applause Applause
I even can't believe that you first homemade model Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:37 am

I don't dare to suggest anything even if it disappoints you. The strongest point of this figure is its expressiveness as I told you and any suggestion could only turn it less artistic. I think you shall conclude this work being faithful to your ideas and maybe next time we can help you best with something less expressive... Idea Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:00 pm

Welcome here! And nice work, congratulations :)
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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:04 am

OK! Thank you very much for your friendly comments.
Let's paint it! Or better yet: let's paint them! In the meantime I've tried on a 'girl' for my big boy:



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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:55 pm

Very nice gaur, congratulations! cheers cheers cheers sunny sunny sunny
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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:17 am

Wow !!. I find it very interesting and with a very personal style. Especially for your first sculptures.
Congratulations David ! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:55 am

Beautiful couple!!! I like them very much. Applause Applause Applause

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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:12 pm

Finally, I've finished my two practice models. I've enjoyed a lot, and I will try more animals, for sure.
Thank you very much for your positive and kind comments. See you after hollydays!









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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:19 pm

What a beautiful pair you both sculpted and painted! Thank you so much for sharing! I just can't believe these are your first sculptures; they're so wonderful! I totally love their characteristics; you have a lovely style. I'm really looking forward to see more from you, David Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:30 am

I think spectacular figures, with very good paint job and a very personal style. I'm amazed !!. Congratulations David ! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:37 am

Wonderful indeed! I hope you have fantastic holidays and we are here waiting to see your new works! bounce If you start like that I am sure your future will be brilliant! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:01 am

Very good works David!!! I hope you continue showing us your new models. Applause Applause Applause

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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:48 am

Very nice! They have unique style indeed. Congratulations! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:32 am

Amazing job Applause I missed a lot of good things the last months Sleep

A first attempt and you already have your own touch', no doubt we will see more beauties from you very soon. Welcome and thank you to be here cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:11 pm

Gosh ! I also missed both the cow and the painted versions Shocked

All I can add to all the comments, - they are absolutely STUNNING cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Fri Sep 11, 2015 5:13 pm

Hi again,
I would like to show you my gaurs on a much better photo, as well as the following figures I am trying on. After my first 'bulky' approaches on bovids, now I'm trying more slender animals to learn the pros and cons of modeling thinner legs, beaks and horns (a black faced impala Aepyceros petersi, and a white stork Ciconia ciconia). Besides, I am also working on much larger sizes (the "tiger", in fact an extinct sabertooth: Lokotunjailurus sp.). As always, your comments and suggestions will be very useful for my learning.















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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Fri Sep 11, 2015 5:15 pm

Oh wow, David, they are all gorgeous Shocked I already really liked your two gaurs, and it's great to see these photos of them. But I really like your three new sculptures as well! They a look pretty realistic, but still with your own style. Love them, well done Applause

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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:55 pm

David, I missed this last post. Sleep Your figures are lloking really great, I know some have already developed but I wanted to tell you that I find them very nicely done. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:04 am

Very beautieful figurines :)

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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:39 pm

Wow !! Nice figures full of personality !. Applause Applause

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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:57 pm

I've only just seen these, they are truly stunning. I can't wait to see the 3 newest additions finished, and i'm curious about your future projects Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:00 pm

Congratulations great job I particularly like the stork Very Happy Applause cheers Cool
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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:13 am

Wonderful impala!! Congrats :) Very nice job with all your models Applause Applause Applause

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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:26 am

Beautiful models! I love especially the impala and the stork! cheers Amazing work on them! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:35 am

very good work!
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I'm looking forward to see yor next models

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PostSubject: Re: My first handmade figure: Male gaur (1:40)   Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:39 pm

Congratulations so wonderful models there! Applause Applause Applause Applause

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