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PostSubject: Indian Elephant Bull   Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:11 am

Hello everyone,

I'm new here. I've seen work by a lot of you all and I was very impressed. I was working on a model of a bull Indian elephant based on one in a local zoo. Let me know what you all think so far. He's 5  inches tall by 9 inches long. Special thanks to elephas_maximus for all of his insight and guidance.

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PostSubject: Re: Indian Elephant Bull   Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:19 am

Welcome here:-)

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PostSubject: Re: Indian Elephant Bull   Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:55 am

Welcome on forum and thanks for sharing your project with us! Very Happy
It will be exciting to follow it, I needed to edit your original post to make pictures appear but fortunately I did it once they are fantastic comparing the real animal with your work. elephant
I think the first kind of picture we need to make a judgement is a straight and full side view of the figure, somewhat similar to the first one but with the camera at the same level of the figure. In that way we can check the general profile and proportions after checking the details. What I can see is very good and obviously you're studying carefully the characteristics of an Indian elephant. Keep us updated and good luck! cheers elephant

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PostSubject: Re: Indian Elephant Bull   Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:26 am

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PostSubject: Re: Indian Elephant Bull   Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:30 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

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Welcome on forum and thanks for sharing your project with us! Very Happy
It will be exciting to follow it, I needed to edit your original post to make pictures appear but fortunately I did it once they are fantastic comparing the real animal with your work. elephant
I think the first kind of picture we need to make a judgement is a straight and full side view of the figure, somewhat similar to the first one but with the camera at the same level of the figure. In that way we can check the general profile and proportions after checking the details. What I can see is very good and obviously you're studying carefully the characteristics of an Indian elephant. Keep us updated and good luck! cheerselephant
Thanks Roger! I was having a little trouble uploading the pictures. I'm figuring everything out as I go hahaha. The elephant is made from super sculpey while his ears, tusks, tail, and legs are made from super sculpey firm. He stand 5 inches (12.7 cm) tall and is 9 inches (22.86 cm) long. I'd like to say he's about 1:24 scale. Attached are some more pics and one next to the Wild Safari female Asian elephant for comparison. I'll begin painting him over the next few days.

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PostSubject: Re: Indian Elephant Bull   Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:51 pm

Welcome here and nice job so far! :) 
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PostSubject: Re: Indian Elephant Bull   Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:57 pm

Wellcome here from me, too cheers 

The elefant look fantastic, I am very, very impressed Shocked 
Have you made many models yourself ?

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PostSubject: Re: Indian Elephant Bull   Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:17 pm

I am glad you figured how to post pictures and these last are very good to judge your work. Very Happy
It is really a fantastic piece, I like almost everything on it, I only think the head looks somewhat massive but maybe it is a personal mania, I mean, mainly, the lower maxilla and jowl in general. It is always hard to be helpful when we are seeing such a brilliant work, mainly knowing that I am not even able of sculpting a earthworm. pale elephant
Looking forwar to se it finished and congratulations for having all this talent. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Indian Elephant Bull   Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:14 pm

@SUSANNE wrote:
Wellcome here from me, too cheers 

The elefant look fantastic, I am very, very impressed Shocked 
Have you made many models yourself ?

Good that you found out how to insert photoes Applause 
Thanks Sussane! I've made a few models before, but this was the first elephant I've tried to replicate off of a living one.
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PostSubject: Re: Indian Elephant Bull   Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:25 pm

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I am glad you figured how to post pictures and these last are very good to judge your work. Very Happy
It is really a fantastic piece, I like almost everything on it, I only think the head looks somewhat massive but maybe it is a personal mania, I mean, mainly, the lower maxilla and jowl in general. It is always hard to be helpful when we are seeing such a brilliant work, mainly knowing that I am not even able of sculpting a earthworm. paleelephant
Looking forwar to se it finished and congratulations for having all this talent. Very Happy
Thanks for the suggestions, Roger. The elephant that this particular replica is modeled after is named Dahlip. He is pretty large for the average Asian elephant, which is why some of the features appear massive. The jaw actually isn't that big, it's just opened at a lower angle. I've attached some pictures of Dahlip so you can have a better look at the elephant himself. :) 

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PostSubject: Re: Indian Elephant Bull   Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:30 pm

I forgot to attach this. I've begun painting. The first coat is on.

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PostSubject: Re: Indian Elephant Bull   Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:39 pm

Welcome here sunny
The Bull looks good. :)

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PostSubject: Re: Indian Elephant Bull   Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:11 pm

Welcome on the site. The work is really good for me. Applause Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Indian Elephant Bull   Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:27 am

Thanks everyone! More layering...

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PostSubject: Re: Indian Elephant Bull   Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:00 pm

I am glad you think there is nothing to change and surely you're right once you studied this particular elephant very well. I see you're using very good pictures, particularly the frontal view where we can see clearly the shape of the head that you replicated very well. Nice to see the work progressing. It would be also fantastic in future, to see other works you did! bounce elephant

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PostSubject: Re: Indian Elephant Bull   Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:48 pm

I like it. GREAT WORK for me.Applause Applause Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Indian Elephant Bull   Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:53 pm

Thanks Neven!

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I am glad you think there is nothing to change and surely you're right once you studied this particular elephant very well. I see you're using very good pictures, particularly the frontal view where we can see clearly the shape of the head that you replicated very well. Nice to see the work progressing. It would be also fantastic in future, to see other works you did! bounceelephant
Thanks Roger! I've been studying this bull for a while now and figured I'd try my hand at finally sculpting him. I may put my older work up in the future.

Just begun texturing now...

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PostSubject: Re: Indian Elephant Bull   Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:19 pm

Can´t wait to see it finished :)

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PostSubject: Re: Indian Elephant Bull   Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:53 pm

Thanks for keeping us updated about your project. Very Happy It already looks fantastic, I am sure when finished it will be a jewel. :elphant:

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PostSubject: Re: Indian Elephant Bull   Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:03 am

Thanks everyone! Still texturing... I'm finishing up the pastel and adding in the depigmentation on the trunk and ears. I should have the finished model up by Friday!

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PostSubject: Re: Indian Elephant Bull   Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:50 am

Enjoying following your progress! Keep up the great work!
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PostSubject: Re: Indian Elephant Bull   Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:10 pm

Thanks everyone! Well he's finally finished! I've just sprayed the sealant on him.

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PostSubject: Re: Indian Elephant Bull   Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:39 pm

Looks very nice, especially the last photo
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PostSubject: Re: Indian Elephant Bull   Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:37 am

He's fantastic! Congrats! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Indian Elephant Bull   Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:21 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Indian Elephant Bull   Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:25 pm

Very beautiful work! elephant As I told before, I hope we have the chance of seeing other works from you. bounce Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Indian Elephant Bull   Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:40 pm

fine job although i still think the head's not small enough,....Wink 
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PostSubject: Re: Indian Elephant Bull   Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:45 pm

@elephas_maximus wrote:
Looks very nice, especially the last photo
Thanks! And thanks for all of your help and insight!

Thanks everyone! Dahlip is a particularly massive elephant whose features are a bit larger than the average Asian elephant. Wink 

Roger, Yes I plan on making another elephant in the very near future. She will be based on one I saw in an old Hindi film. Here are some pics of her.

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PostSubject: Re: Indian Elephant Bull   Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:43 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Indian Elephant Bull   Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:23 pm

Great, so we'll follow another project! Very Happy
Looking forward to see the "Hindi" elephant. elephant Very Happy

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