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This Kid Can Sculpt Too? by Ugovaria This Kid Can Sculpt Too? by Ugovaria
Here's a picture of my clay sculpture of Nova that won first place in my school's regional art competition.

It's completely made with speckled buff clay and painted with acrylic paints. There's no wire or stabilizers in it at all.
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The sculpting is impressive and the detailing in the face is done very well. The dark blue outline on the stripes could be improved upon. I suggest a thinner detail brush, unless you want a thick line in which case I remind you that the smoother you can make it the easier it will be to paint. The hands are fantastic. The arms being so thin makes it difficult to sculpt to begin with but you've done it magnificently. Concerning the color of the eyes and horn, if this were a painting I would suggest using the same color somewhere else like the tip of the tail or something in the background to draw the eye around and help add balance (this does not apply to white being a neutral color unless said painting is particularly dark) but in this case it is actually quite fitting drawing the eye to the face and subsequent left hand (the obvious focal point). Finally, though you probably weren't expecting notes on this, your initial picture (the top of the three) is at an excellent angle. It brings all of the most important parts of the sculpture into the focal point (the hands and head) and does a good job of showing off their detail, I would suggest a better angle on the light source and perhaps a more intense light to add a deeper shadow and really show off the curves. Overall you have obvious talent and if you're looking for a challenge I suggest attempting smaller, more intricate and detailed sculptures.
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:icongod-bless-you-all:
God-bless-you-all Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING! @_@
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:icongriffonmender:
Griffonmender Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's like a lizard-snake with a horn! So awesome.
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:iconnatekat:
NateKat Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
I'll stab you for this! :D
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:iconwiblywoblywumbology:
WiblyWoblyWumbology Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
You won an award for that, right? Good.
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WiblyWoblyWumbology Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Ha didn't read the description until now, just looked at the picture.^this other comment shouldn't exist.
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RobCanDrawSomehow Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
OF COURSE he won an award for it! he's cooper! he should win an award for EVERYTHING!
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:iconcreeperaptor40:
creeperaptor40 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
cool creature
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:iconra-sols:
RA-Sols Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
This is very amazing there Coop :3 never have I seen such good sculpting such as this before in my life, but this one is one of them. ^^ Great work!
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:iconarcanephotographer:
ArcanePhotographer Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Nice sculpting work :)
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:icontgwonder:
tgwonder Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
quite unique. :3

must have been some good clay. x3
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:icondragon-warrior-3000:
Dragon-Warrior-3000 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Good Lord almighty! He's just awesome looking!
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:iconon2xsecretprobation:
On2XSecretProbation Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sheesh...you sure are multi-talented! Keep on being awesome, dude!
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:iconkruyken827:
kruyken827 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks crazy professional! O_O
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:iconslamminjoe:
slamminjoe Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I bet it won XD
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:iconmangadood:
mangadood Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
That looks flipping amazing Coop! And congratulations on winning first prize ^^
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:iconsilvercats:
SilverCats Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool design and a great choice with the colors ^_^
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:iconxxxman123:
xxxman123 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Yes. Yes, he can. He can most indeedibly sculpt.
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:iconeien-no-musouka:
eien-no-musouka Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Very impressive piece. You were very brave to create such a large piece without the use of armature.
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:iconredwolf997:
redwolf997 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ONE of those would go great on my mantel peice
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:iconnintendowaffle10:
Nintendowaffle10 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOLY FREJOLES!!
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:icontwi-owl:
Twi-Owl Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student General Artist
this is great ;D congrats on the award
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:iconjonadiah:
jonadiah Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
...I want one.
Seriously, epic is the only word I can think of to describe this, his mouth is just so *whoa*
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:icontghawk555:
tghawk555 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:O
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:iconguymcguyguy:
guymcguyguy Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Wow, thats pretty awesome. I can see why you won.
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:iconraidenandclaire:
RaidenAndClaire Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, that's really good! A perfect likeness of your drawings. You're quite the talented guy, aren't you? :meow:
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bbxyw Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
It deserved first place.
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:iconsunshine888dino:
sunshine888dino Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
O_O HOLY SHITO!!! THAT IS AWESOME!!!!
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:iconthelovelyvocal:
TheLovelyVocal Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
First place? Grats, dude!
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:iconchaos-force:
Chaos-force Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Impressive work indeed! your school is very lucky to have you~!
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AmericanRaptor Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's an awesome job.
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:iconwrenzephyr2:
Wrenzephyr2 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
...wait, are you in high school?
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:iconugovaria:
Ugovaria Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Yeahs.
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gagaman92 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Interface Designer
THAT is frickin' cool!! :iconbummiesplz:
I can't imagine it being in a smaller scale, the size seem perfect! ^^
Such a simplistic character, yet I can see you've put a lot of effort in the shapes of his overall body.
He looks very alive... almost like if he's going to move anytime soon. :meow:
Excellent work, Cooper... You've deserved the number one place for this art competition! :thumbsup:
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ITS-ALL-NTG Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
You're everything that most Art-starved kids wish they could be in high school. :noes:
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nikolaj1998 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
awesome
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:icongod-bless-you-all:
God-bless-you-all Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! He looks just like your drawings! Amazing! :love:
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BeigePaladin Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
ok, coop, no-offense, but is there anything you can't do? :p
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:iconharothar:
HaroThar Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
That one is really, really cool. I haven't seen anything else you've made but that is seriously cool dude.
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