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PostSubject: Springhare/Springhaas   Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:03 am

Hey folks, here is a new 1/24th sculpture I made of a large African rodent, the Springhare or Springhaas. You all always give such nice comments, but I would like to ask something unusual - along with the nice comments, could some of you (especially the accomplished artists) give a critique as well? I want to improve as as a sculptor and painter, and that will only happen if someone if willing to give some constructive criticism! :)

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PostSubject: Re: Springhare/Springhaas   Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:21 am

What a great choice of species! He is fantastic and I love the small scale, most of the time a small mammal would have been done in a much larger scale.
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PostSubject: Re: Springhare/Springhaas   Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:51 am

Phantastic model- big congratulations!!!! cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers


You plan also copys??? Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Springhare/Springhaas   Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:00 am

I admire your steady hand :) Making such a small figure requires loooots of patience. There is nothing to criticise :)
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PostSubject: Re: Springhare/Springhaas   Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:10 am

It's incredible how small it is! I can only congratulate, it's wonderful work and in this scale I think it is as much details as possible. Wonderful work, I love it! Sad(o)):

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PostSubject: Re: Springhare/Springhaas   Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:22 am

He's adorable Jake! I think it's fantastic, such a tiny figurine! Maybe the body could have been slightly longer. The distance between the front paws and the tip of the thigh is slightly too small I think?
But he's just so cute, congratulations cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Springhare/Springhaas   Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:54 pm

Great figure! Such detail for something so little.
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PostSubject: Re: Springhare/Springhaas   Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:21 pm

Gosh ! It is incredible, WOW!!!! Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)):

No matter how hard I try, I can`t find anything wrong..Harriet is such an expert, so she is right, of course, but I can`t see it Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Springhare/Springhaas   Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:09 pm

I'm not an artist - but, I must say, it's fantastic!
So well done. When I would see these cute Springhase in a shop, I woudn´t buy one - no, I would buy a group of them! So cute it is! I love you
Wow, very well done! I love you

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PostSubject: Re: Springhare/Springhaas   Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:20 pm

excellent figure...great work Jake.
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PostSubject: Re: Springhare/Springhaas   Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:56 pm

Thanks for all the kind replies!

@ Harriet - yes, I can see that issue. I used this picture partly for reference, and the body is definitely longer:



I ended up making the legs a bit bigger in proportion for balance, but it does change the shape.

Thanks again!
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PostSubject: Re: Springhare/Springhaas   Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:04 pm

Really beautiful and small creation. I'm not sure if pink spots are from the picture or from your painting, maybe they're too much pink :)About painting again maybe color transitions might be blurred. You can find tutorials and different techniques in Internet to get good transitions between one color and another.
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PostSubject: Re: Springhare/Springhaas   Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:15 pm

Thanks Joan - I would say painting is harder for me than sculpting - that's a great idea to look for some paint transition tutorials; if anyone already knows of any, let me know!
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PostSubject: Re: Springhare/Springhaas   Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:38 pm

Bravo! lovely sculpt and excellent choice of species.
As Joan said, your paint job is charming, but your sculpt deserves more finesse.

The only comment i could make on the sculpt is that maybe you can improve the tail: it has a bend, instead of a curve and the poofy part maybe should extend further up the tail. If you can add texture to make the tail look lighter and fuzzier, it will look more like a tail and less like clay. but all that said, it is darling and very obviously a Springhare.




I got the biggest kick out of this photo: can you imagine how fun it would be to show it to a bunch of 5 year olds and ask them to tell you what is happening in the photo? Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Springhare/Springhaas   Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:26 am

Thanks Carolynn - I agree about the tail, it curved up a bit during curing. I wonder if I can heat and modify it.

And the final picture does look funny - I imagine the man was chasing the springhare only to run into his big friend, the maribou stork. :)
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PostSubject: Re: Springhare/Springhaas   Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:08 pm

Congrats! really nice one!
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PostSubject: Re: Springhare/Springhaas   Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:17 pm

Really nice model and very good comments from our experts ! Could you share closer pics Jake ? Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Springhare/Springhaas   Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:26 am

EXCELLENT! And a very original choice! I wonder if u ever will make copies..it is so good!! If this is your first work I see a very bright future for you ....and us having the chance to look at your future models Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)):
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PostSubject: Re: Springhare/Springhaas   Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:34 am

@pm64 wrote:
EXCELLENT! And a very original choice! I wonder if u ever will make copies..it is so good!! If this is your first work I see a very bright future for you ....and us having the chance to look at your future models Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)):
cheers cheers cheers


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PostSubject: Re: Springhare/Springhaas   Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:01 pm

Jake--do you plan on making copies of this little guy?
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PostSubject: Re: Springhare/Springhaas   Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:08 pm

Very nice job! What a great animal, too!
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PostSubject: Re: Springhare/Springhaas   Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:13 pm

@SeanieP wrote:
Jake--do you plan on making copies of this little guy?

same question Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Springhare/Springhaas   Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:12 am

I would love to make copies, but quite frankly I would have no idea where to start...
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PostSubject: Re: Springhare/Springhaas   Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:08 am

I think the figure is really good and I am not saying it only to sound pleasant. :)
I think it is also an important step that you ask for constructive criticism. It is important for your development as a "replicator"!
Harriet is always very observant, if she comments anything it usually means that she is right but I only can see a great replica and a wonderful species. cheers

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PostSubject: Baltimore zoo   Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:43 am

Good job!
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