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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:21 pm

Great work Anna ! I love this zebra. Looks amazing cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:25 pm

Thank you for comments! Very Happy

LeeAnn, I think the neck IS short but I'm not sure if it's too short for this species? Among Grevy's zebras,  I think, we can see many specimens with very short neck (in proportion to body and head) Here are few examples:
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In general this zebra seems to have less "harmonious" proportions than other zebra species. Head is often very big and remind more the donkey head. albino

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:34 pm

With these references, I think the neck on your guy is fine. Very Happy You're right, there is a lot of variation among one species.
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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:47 pm

Thank you LeeAnn! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:44 pm

Absolutely AWESOME bounce bounce cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:47 pm

Wow, this looks like its gonna be great. Cannot wait to see it finished, and keep up the good work!

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:21 pm

Wow! cyclops cyclops cyclops It is really nice zebra cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:51 pm

Looks pretty good again Anna:)

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:56 pm

Thank you, thank you friends! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:52 pm

This looks like it will be a very beautiful zebra! I think, for me, the painting would be the most fun part- it will transform the sculpture from a zebra body into a real Grevy's zebra. Also, Tapirus kabomani! Surely you can claim to be the first to sculpt this animal, so long as you use this name? Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:43 pm

Wow, that is fantastic! Great work! cheers cheers Applause Applause

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:44 pm

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This looks like it will be a very beautiful zebra! I think, for me, the painting would be the most fun part- it will transform the sculpture from a zebra body into a real Grevy's zebra. Also, Tapirus kabomani! Surely you can claim to be the first to sculpt this animal, so long as you use this name? Razz

Thank you! Very Happy Definitely the painting will be important!!
As for the tapir, haha, I love tapirs, I need all 5 species in my collection and this is the only one missing Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:40 pm

It's looking really awesome cheers can't wait to see more!

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:47 pm

So cool! Thank you for showing us your progress Anna! It's really fascinating to see and it already looks so impressive.
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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:25 am

Beautiful figure and very interesting pictures of the progress of the sculpture. I am very eager to see more !!. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:36 am

What a beauty! Great work Anna! Applause Can't wait to see it painted. bounce


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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:13 am

Beautiful zebra cheers cheers cheers Will it be male or female?
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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:39 am

Thank you all for so nice comments! cheers
I hope to finish this sculpture yet today but then I need to wait for mould and copies until I start painting. Very Happy

Kudu11 : this zebra is a female. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:57 pm

Great work Ana Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause Can't wait to see it with the stripes!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:42 am

Beautiful work Anna, I love this species.  Such a gorgeous sculpture drunken  I'm also making one, a female, it'll just be a one off though I think.

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:51 pm

What a beautiful model, Anna! I love seeing your work!
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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:11 pm

Thank you everyone for so nice comments!!! cheers

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Beautiful work Anna, I love this species.  Such a gorgeous sculpture drunken  I'm also making one, a female, it'll just be a one off though I think.

Wow, great! I'm sure it's gonna be very beautiful! What size will it be? Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:37 pm

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Wow, great! I'm sure it's gonna be very beautiful! What size will it be? Very Happy
Oh thanks Anna, I'll post some photos of it soon.  Your's is 1:22 isn't it?  Mine is 1:20 scale.

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:31 pm

Very nice model, Ana, Grevy's zebra is fantastic! cheers sunny sunny sunny Applause
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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:04 pm

Dear Ana,


perfect as usual !! Nothing else to say....I would not like being in your shoes when there will come the time of painting it...it must be a nightmare with all those perfect numerous stripes Twisted Evil ...can't wait to see it finished ! sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:42 pm

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In general this zebra seems to have less "harmonious" proportions than other zebra species. Head is often very big and remind more the donkey head. albino

Grevy's zebras are harmonious Anna, just like donkeys cheers And your model is very fine, even if I prefer long necked Grevy's zebras. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:37 am

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Wonderful Zebra! A new one on my list :) I have a real grévy zebra friend, Füles, he is an adorable boy! :)
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These photos are perfect!! I was looking for photos like these, thanks Noemi

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:37 am

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Wow, great! I'm sure it's gonna be very beautiful! What size will it be? Very Happy
Oh thanks Anna, I'll post some photos of it soon.  Your's is 1:22 isn't it?  Mine is 1:20 scale.

Great! Very Happy Yes, mine is 1:22, so they are  quite similar sized.  Very Happy

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Wonderful Zebra! A new one on my list :) I have a real grévy zebra friend, Füles, he is an adorable boy! :)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gorillahungary/10464985424
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Wow, you have zebra friend! Amazing!!! Very Happy I have seen your photos on Flickr, they are very useful for sculptors indeed and will be also useful as a reference for painting stripes on this figure.

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Very nice model, Ana, Grevy's zebra is fantastic! cheers sunny sunny sunny Applause
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perfect as usual !! Nothing else to say....I would not like being  in your shoes when there will come the time of painting it...it must be a nightmare with all those perfect numerous stripes Twisted Evil ...can't wait to see it finished ! sunny
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Haha, thank you Paolo!! Yes, I think it will take much time to paint all the stripes on the zebra but I always wanted to try. I will see if I will offer painted versions for sale or only unpainted though. Smile

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In general this zebra seems to have less "harmonious" proportions than other zebra species. Head is often very big and remind more the donkey head. albino


Grevy's zebras are harmonious Anna, just like donkeys cheers  And your model is very fine, even if I prefer long necked Grevy's zebras. Wink

Yes, Christophe, I think all wild animals have proportions harmonious for their own species. I had in mind comparison to horse proportions, which are quite different.
I made small change in Photoshop but with longer neck it looks too horsey to me. I will stay with shorter version to save the donkeyish look which I wanted to make.

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:17 am

This is really fantastic model Anna. I can´t wait to see it with his coat on :) Grevy´s striper are pretty hard! But... it´s you who I´m talking to so... I know already it will be perfect :) No preasure I love you I love you bounce bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:17 pm

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Wow, that is fantastic! Great work! cheers cheers Applause Applause

Congratulations beautiful pattern
Now, work Houf you still waiting,
painting and magical and wonderful stripes!
By the time the eyes are no longer following the brush,, you it is black with white trais or otherwise?
Good job you know how!

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:22 pm

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Wow, great! I'm sure it's gonna be very beautiful! What size will it be? Very Happy
Oh thanks Anna, I'll post some photos of it soon.  Your's is 1:22 isn't it?  Mine is 1:20 scale.

Surely I will love them both. To make a beautiful herd of Grevy's zebras !!. cheers cheers

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Wow, great! I'm sure it's gonna be very beautiful! What size will it be? Very Happy
Oh thanks Anna, I'll post some photos of it soon.  Your's is 1:22 isn't it?  Mine is 1:20 scale.

Surely I will love them both. To make a beautiful herd of Grevy's zebras !!. cheers cheers


I also planned to make a sculpture about my friend, Füles, but I think next to other Grévy's I won't make it Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:43 pm

I think you're right about your zebra's neck Anna and is clearly seen in the altered photo. The Grevy Zebras neck is stronger and shorter.

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:57 pm

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Wow, great! I'm sure it's gonna be very beautiful! What size will it be? Very Happy
Oh thanks Anna, I'll post some photos of it soon.  Your's is 1:22 isn't it?  Mine is 1:20 scale.

Surely I will love them both. To make a beautiful herd of Grevy's zebras !!. cheers cheers


I also planned to make a sculpture about my friend, Füles, but I think next to other Grévy's I won't make it Very Happy

Noemi, I don't think you should leave the idea of sculpting your friend Füles. I think it even if there is more handmade Grevy's zebras already made or are "in progress" none of them is real portrait of your four legged friend, your idea is something unique. When you sculpting portrait of the animal you love, it is really something special.  I love you

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I think you're right about your  zebra's neck Anna and is clearly seen in the altered photo. The Grevy Zebras neck is stronger and shorter.

I'm always doubting about many things in my sculptures, especially proportions, sometimes it makes me dizzy Rolling Eyes So I decided to make small help in photoshop to check if the silhouette of this zebra is more or less like the real one. That's how I check it: I found a photo of zebra in very similar pose and outlined the animal to make it easier to compare with photo. Thanks to this methode I found few issues in my work. I already corrected them, you will see in next photos of the zebra.

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Here I noticed the wrong upper line of my zebra and too small muscle on the arm. I decided to add more shaggy mane also. I think head position would be better if I set it lower but the current high position is also possible, I believe.

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:45 pm

She's really stunning Anna, really stunning I love you

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:47 pm

Fantastic! I love you

Just one question, because I didn't notice this info - what's the scale? Will you be selling painted versions as well? What a Face

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:49 pm

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I also planned to make a sculpture about my friend, Füles, but I think next to other Grévy's I won't make it Very Happy

Noemi, I don't think you should leave the idea of sculpting your friend Füles. I think it even if there is more handmade Grevy's zebras already made or are "in progress" none of them is real portrait of your four legged friend, your idea is something unique. When you sculpting portrait of the animal you love, it is really something special.  I love you
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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:50 pm

It is beautiful Ana. As always !!! cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:42 pm

This is looking very nice Anna, thanks for sharing your progress images which I find very interesting.  I also do what you did, I put a picture of my model on the computer then compare in Photoshop...a very helpful way to see the accuracy.

I think the painting will be the hardest part since Grevys have such thin, parallel stripes.  Have you thought about making a stencil some how?  I've seen that in the factories they sometimes use stencils and airbrush which is very fast and uniform.  I know the Britains giraffe and zebra was painted with stencil.  

Perhaps you could take some clear vinyl plastic sheets and cut out the stripe patters with a knife then airbrush.  I'm thinking cutting out sections for say the back, the neck etc since one sheet can't wrap around the figure.  I don't know if that would work, just an idea.

Maybe something like this but with stripes.
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This is really fantastic model Anna. I can´t wait to see it with his coat on :) Grevy´s striper are pretty hard! But... it´s you who I´m talking to so... I know already it will be perfect :) No preasure I love you I love you bounce bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:43 am

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She's really stunning Anna, really stunning I love you
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Fantastic! I love you

Just one question, because I didn't notice this info - what's the scale? Will you be selling painted versions as well? What a Face
The scale is 1:22, close to the scale of Schleich zebras and Breyer Little Bits horses.

I'm not sure yet how much time it will take to paint one such zebra so I can't say if I will be able to sell painted versions. But I hope so.

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It is beautiful Ana. As always !!! cheers cheers cheers

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This is looking very nice Anna, thanks for sharing your progress images which I find very interesting.  I also do what you did, I put a picture of my model on the computer then compare in Photoshop...a very helpful way to see the accuracy.

I think the painting will be the hardest part since Grevys have such thin, parallel stripes.  Have you thought about making a stencil some how?  I've seen that in the factories they sometimes use stencils and airbrush which is very fast and uniform.  I know the Britains giraffe and zebra was painted with stencil.  

Perhaps you could take some clear vinyl plastic sheets and cut out the stripe patters with a knife then airbrush.  I'm thinking cutting out sections for say the back, the neck etc since one sheet can't wrap around the figure.  I don't know if that would work, just an idea.

Maybe something like this but with stripes.
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Amazing, what a magnificent animal! Can't wait to see it painted!! cheers bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:50 pm

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The scale is 1:22, close to the scale of Schleich zebras and Breyer Little Bits horses.

I'm not sure yet how much time it will take to paint one such zebra so I can't say if I will be able to sell painted versions. But I hope so.

I'd love to get one painted by you! But if you won't be selling painted ones, I'll try to paint one myself Razz Because I'm buying one for sure, as I love this species!

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:27 pm

First copy already made. Very Happy So now I need to start the painting it.  I will try few techniques and see how long does it take and if it is possible to paint this animal at all Laughing  Wink  

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:43 pm

Looks excellent. Best of luck!

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:53 pm

She looks so nice without a coat! Very artistic cyclops I think you made just a fabulous zebra! So good already before any painting drunken drunken drunken Applause cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Anna's Horse Sculptures-update- August 28th, 2017   Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:56 pm

Oh fabulous!  Can't wait to get a copy of her!!  I'm really looking forward to seeing you paint one Anna, it's going to be amazing that's for sure!

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