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Foo Cat by gummiberri Foo Cat by gummiberri
Well this little guy has quite a story and I'm very proud of him, despite the number of flaws he has (mainly anatomical). He was a proper foo dog, based on the style of Tai Lung from Kung Fu Panda in my head when I started off but as it was the first time I was trying out sculpting an open mouth and a cat/dog thing, I kind of lost sight of that and he has ended up as... this... creature. It looks a lot like a tauren druid cat, which my boyfriend very helpfully pointed out to me :iconfacepalmplz: but I promise I never even looked at that model once. I guess it's the horns. So now it's a foo cat. Ye...

His mouth looks awkward from the side due to me sculpting the intial skull around a ball of foil, which isn't really the best base but I have learnt a lot! And for once it wasn't as difficult as I was expecting. It was very interesting starting off with the underlying structure of the head, it really did help me gain a greater understanding of the anatomy and why things look like they do.

I also tried out a new technique for the fur with the very helpful tutorial from :iconmangakasan: ([link]) and also worked on my armature and basic clay blocking with another helpful tutorial from :iconindigo-ocean: ([link])

Also, silicone shapers are the best things ever!

And, I'm so excited because I finally found a great guide on creating crocodile skin texture, even though it's for cake it will work very well on clay ([link]). Yay for more dragons!

Anyway, made from the usual Super Sculpey and painted with acrylics.
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:iconguzman-tanco:
GUZMAN-TANCO Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
very good original
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Thank you, that is very kind of you.
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:icontimetravlingtrilobte:
Wow! these sculptures are amazing!!! Lovely work!
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Thanks so much! And thanks for the watch too! :heart:
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:icontimetravlingtrilobte:
TimeTravlingTrilobte Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
no worries!!! you are most welcome!! :meow:
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:iconinaydo-dreamwalker:
Inaydo-Dreamwalker Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Amazig work.
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Thank you so much!
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:iconinaydo-dreamwalker:
Inaydo-Dreamwalker Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Your welcome.
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:icongraystripe64:
Graystripe64 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
WWHHHOOOOAAAAAA :noes:
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
?
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:iconeviecats:
Eviecats Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Absolutely stunning, I love your design :love:
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Thank you so much! :hug:
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:iconunmei-wo-hayamete:
Unmei-Wo-Hayamete Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
the detail on the fur, wow! I love the teeth and horns too, incredible :')
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Thank you! :D I can't really tell how it looks, just got too close I guess so that's really nice of you to say!
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:iconmamalucia:
MamaLucia Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think he's cool! :D
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Thanks a lot! :hug:
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:iconrunbannanarun:
RunBannanaRun Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
It looks amazing!!! You really did a wonderful job :)
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Thank you so much!
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:iconthe-goblinqueen:
The-GoblinQueen Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Love it! How big is he? You did an amazing job on the fur, I've always found fur & feathers to be the hardest.
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Thanks! :hug: He's about 4" tall and about 8" long, forgot to take exact measurements.

Fur is definitely tricky, that tutorial from :devmagakasan: really helped a lot. I still haven't tackled feathers yet, I've been avoiding them. But they're on my list!

How is the hippogryph coming along? :)
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:iconthe-goblinqueen:
The-GoblinQueen Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh so much detail for being so little! He's wonderful ^_^

The hippogryph is ummm..... kind of sadly being put to the side until I can get my other orders done & then I have some new orders waiting to be started. I hope I can finish him in 2013 lol
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
:hug: Well orders is never a bad thing!
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:iconthe-goblinqueen:
The-GoblinQueen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
lol yeah, but I never get to finish my "projects" lol
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Ye... that's the only problem lol. I do hope you manage to get some done!
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:iconthe-goblinqueen:
The-GoblinQueen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:hug: me too lol
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:iconmonkiki62:
Monkiki62 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow you did perfect on the paws. Exact shape and anatomy. I love this design over-all. Hes like a wind spirit or something. :)
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Thank you so much! I like that, he could be a wind spirit :D
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:iconmonkiki62:
Monkiki62 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah no prob! And yeah i thought of the wind due to his color scheme.
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:iconroxxelle:
Roxxelle Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh amazing work!!!
Those teeth and horns are just perfect!!!
I think its great that it ended up more feline it looks really awesome and unique.
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thank you, that is really nice of you to say :hug:
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:iconmikau-010:
Mikau-010 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
the paint job and the translucuece of the horns n teeth are awesome, well done!
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thank you so much! Yes, I'm very happy with how well translucent Fimo works for teeth!
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:iconmikau-010:
Mikau-010 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I thought i recognized it, ive used it for bone and horns before too.
great work!
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Your gallery is very intriguing. I really like your Freshman Heart. Did you do everything you wanted to with that series?
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:iconmikau-010:
Mikau-010 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
it's an on going personal project, so no, there are several sitting around my apartment that will get completed at some point.
I usually have a lot of burners going at once at any given time.
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:iconanubuis:
Anubuis Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
awesome, definatly worth a daily deviation :)
great work :headbang:
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Wow thanks! That is high praise indeed :heart:

What have you been up to lately? Would love to see what you've been working on.
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:iconrhonda-young:
Rhonda-Young Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Very cool looking!! :D
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thank you so much!
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:iconrhonda-young:
Rhonda-Young Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
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:iconricanaruto:
Ricanaruto Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
looks awesome... can I haz?
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Not my precious! :D
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:iconricanaruto:
Ricanaruto Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
dang it. worth a try XD
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Indeed! :huggle:
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:iconflowerlark:
Flowerlark Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Incredible!
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thank you :)
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:iconemyradea:
Emyradea Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
amazing!
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:icongummiberri:
gummiberri Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thanks! :D
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:iconemyradea:
Emyradea Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Anytime :D
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:iconastarabriarart:
AstaraBriarart Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love this! amazing! <3 ^.^
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