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Coral Reef Guardian by gummiberri Coral Reef Guardian by gummiberri
It's finally finished! My half of an art trade with :iconunmei-wo-hayamete: and the most epic sculpture I have made so far. They normally take me about two days to finish but this bad girl took about a week of solid working to get done. Phew.

Made from Super Sculpey and Sculpey Firm, painted with acrylics.
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:iconnerdsoftherealm:
NerdsoftheRealm Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to know how you did the small scales on this piece! Beautiful piece!
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gummiberri Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
Hey, thanks so much! I used a little scale maker tool, I've been itching to try it out for ages. Here's tutorial on it if you like [link]. I just used an old plastic card instead of brass sheet though and it works fine :) (Smile) I made the basic figure out of regular Sculpey and then I baked the whole thing before putting a thin layer of Sculpey Firm where I wanted the scales and used the tool to create them and pressed them down afterwards so that they were nice and flat like fish scales.
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NerdsoftheRealm Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! This is so helpful!
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Rapt0rGirl Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WOW!  The details on this are amazing!
How did you create the scale textures?
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
Thanks a lot! I made a special little scale shape tool, it works a treat! :)
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:iconunmei-wo-hayamete:
Unmei-Wo-Hayamete Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Signed on to Deviantart for the first time in ages and just wanted to thank you again for this incredible sculpture. I admire it every single day and I'll never stop appreciating the work you put into it :)
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Hey good to see you again! It is my pleasure, I loved doing that sculpture and I am so very happy with my kraken I got in return, it is amazing!
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:icondragonwhisperer23:
DragonWhisperer23 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow!! Did u make this by hand? With what clay?
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Yup I did :) It's made out of Super Sculpey polymer clay.
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:icondragonwhisperer23:
DragonWhisperer23 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Very nice work!!
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:icongames4life2014:
Games4Life2014 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
I Love It, Amazing Job On This
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Thanks again :heart:
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:icongames4life2014:
Games4Life2014 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
No Problem :3
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Talidaga-Montrega Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student General Artist
That's an amazing creature :D
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Thanks a lot :D
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Talidaga-Montrega Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student General Artist
:iconlawooplz: You're welcome
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:iconrunicartist:
runicartist Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this.
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Thank you :hug:
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:iconrunicartist:
runicartist Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. :hug:
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nati11184 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is outstanding 8D
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Thank you so much! :) Love your icon.
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nati11184 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :D
Here is original: aomiarmster.deviantart.com/art… ~
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Thanks! :D
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M-Romanauskas Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The scales are very impressive throughout the work. On the top fin and it's horns because of the detailing in the clay itself the paint looks dirty. The different colors complement each other and blend very well. I think the head is very impressive but the antenna-like features were an unnecessary add on. The legs and tail were sculpted very well. On the fins of the tail you were sort of lazy, I know it took a long time but it takes away from the rest of the sculpture.

Overall this is a very nice piece of work that is very pleasing to the eye.
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Thanks for the critique. You pretty much called it, apart from the fin and horns looking dirty - I would have to disagree with but then I am just a bit biased. And lazy hmm, I was just tired and had been working on it for a very long time but you are quite right that I could have put more effort into those bits. Overall I am still very happy with it and it remains one of my favourites :)
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yourssunshine Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
you are a such great artist! i love your art!!
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Thanks! That is very kind of you :heart:
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spulunk Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Beautiful sculpt and really nice, graceful color combination!
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Thank you so much, that is very kind of you to say.
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jloli Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Those scales are so good! I saw that you did a similar technique on the Drogon sculpture. Do you lay each of those on by hand or do you have some sort of trick that makes it easier? I worked on a snake sculpture recently and the scales were ridiculously hard. I ended up with large roundish overlapping disks, which worked ok for the character I was referencing but aren't terribly realistic.
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gummiberri Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Thanks a lot! The Drogon ones were all applied by hand, I didn't really feel the scale tool would be appropriate for him. So sadly no tricks to make it easier, it did take forever and was not fun! I think the scale tool would work very well for a snake though, their scales are pretty uniform. You would just need to shape the tool slightly differently to be more pointy I guess.
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SireniTori Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
This is incredible! The colors actually remind me of when I took a trip to the great barrier reef and got to take a tour on a glass bottom boat- lots of blues and greens.
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gummiberri Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Wow that's really nice of you to say. I really wasn't sure about the colours when I was painting but they did come together well.
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Starhorse Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
This looks really fantastic! Great sense of movement, ice color scheme, and excellent detailing! 
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Thank you so much, it was great fun to make and paint this guy! :)
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! I love sea-serpent type dragons!
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Thanks! Me too, and they're a lot of fun to make!
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! I want to make a needlefelted sea serpent <3
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gummiberri Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
That would be awesome!
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just bought some felting wools today, some of them in different green tones- so I can start with it!
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Awesome!!! :la:
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wanted to tell you that I finished making the serpent some weeks ago, if you´re interested to see it, look here:
arcticicewolf.deviantart.com/a…
:)
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NiftyNguni Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent sculpture! Love all the detail.
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Thank you so much :heart:
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BrunetteBandits Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This sculpture is wonderful and the colors are fantastic! You did a really great job on this!
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gummiberri Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Thank you very much! It is still one of my favourites :)
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:iconanimalartkingdom:
AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is amazing! The paint job is wonderfully done on this. All the little detailing is great
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Wow thanks a lot :) Your art dolls are great and the coats on your pixel horses are amazing! Multi-talented artist!
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AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome
And thank you kindly the super nice comment :hug:
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
:heart:
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