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proto-moggy by snuurg proto-moggy by snuurg
- last of an ancient barbarian race of cat-lords, and yet to declare his regency...

...hmm, sounds kinda familiar...

- just taken this photo (well, one of a series) out in the garden again, but things just aren't working out right digicam-wise, light-wise, or whatever, could not get meself a better one than this... hopefully the shots I got with my real camera will turn out better, but really I think the day's just wrong for it all...then again, bad workmen blame their tools, and all that.

- anyway, finished this geezer a couple of days or so ago, extremely late christmas prezzie for my big brother: Prince Smilo Thylax, sabretooth - think I might have overdone it on the tiger-y side of things, though, he might've been better with slightly less emphasis on the striping, I was going for a suggestion of the beginnings of what would evolve into tiger stripes in later generations, but then kinda got carried away when I got to the face. Hmm, anyroad - today's been the first day - not at work, not raining, not just grimly overcast - that's been anything like good enough for any kind of pic of this sorta stuff, but really could've done with a bit of cloud-cover up there so's there wasn't such a glare off the sword and stuff, and the colours are too washed out....maybe I'll post again if and when I get a better one, might just stick with more of a studio-kinda pic...
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:iconhyenateeth:
HyenaTeeth Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
very neat piece of work. looks very intelligent... in a cave-man-y sort of way.
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Joan-Kagami Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
great sculpt :] creepy eyes haha
my sister said: Thundercats HO!!!!
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snuurg Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe, I am wearing my ratty old thundercats t-shirt even as I type this, so howzabout that for things that do the coincidence thing? :)
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Joan-Kagami Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
XD hahaha
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ledain Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Student Digital Artist
i aplaud your work! very nice done! amazing detail.
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:iconsnuurg:
snuurg Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ta for that, glad you like the big old moggy, I'll be sure to send him 'round for a saucer of milk :)
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ledain Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008  Student Digital Artist
hehe you bet i liked him, pretty much a great sculpt and a great concept.
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dubbax3 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006
You've got skillz. This guys GGGGREAT! Yeah I'm a tool I'm very well aware of this.
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keofoxglove Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2005
oh my o.o you actually made this? it's amazing. the eyes are a great color and i like the way the faded stripes are done. the scenery is also great.
did you make the miniature as well as paint it?
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keofoxglove Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2005
oh my o.o you actually made this? it's amazing. the eyes are a great color and i like the way the faded stripes are done. the scenery is also great.
did you make the miniature as well as paint it?
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snuurg Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
- yup, all by my own mucky mitts from start to finish - can't take credit for the scenery though, that's just nature gettin' wild and wooly...anyway, thanks for the compliments:)
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JohQliini Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2005   Photographer
I'm putting this to my favs.. this is amazing!
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snuurg Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks! - still reckon he needs a bit of a better setting, but he's living at my brother's house now, so the photo-opportunties are few and far between...
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clay-dreams Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2004  Student General Artist
what a gorgeous fierce warrior! Incredible detail in the sculpting.
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maskofmirrors Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2004
reminds me of my childhood... i used to gather all of my toys (muscle men, battle beasts, ect.) and split them up into two sides and have an all out war! thank you for the memories...
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joshjosh Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2004
awesome! whats the scale of this fella?

:josh:
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snuurg Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
- this and all my 'Wyrdworld' characters are made at 1/6th scale - about equivalent to Action Man/ G.I. Joe kinda size - so in scale-size terms this fella would stand about eight and a half feet tall or more...
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, this is great. And just when I thought I had found all the sculptors out there too.
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Rayfan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2004   Writer
Well, for all the flaws everybody's talking about with the colouring and the photo and whatever, it still looks superb to me. I love his hands and face, and the pose! I also like your backyard, or wherever he is! :D
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snuurg Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
- thanks, rayfan - think the place needs a bit of a dash-round with the old weed-burner, or in any case it could maybe do with a bit more green going on around the place - can't really expect too much with the seasonas it is, though...
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Rayfan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2004   Writer
Heh, living in the city, that wildness looks good to me, green or brown! :)
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jax0n Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2004
Excellent work as usual. Is the sword made of the same stuff? ...and is it meant to be broken?
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snuurg Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...the sword is a length of 3mm-thick perspex, quick dash on the belt-sander to shape it - and yup, meant to be broken - not a terribly original idea I know, but then again nobody ever accused a certain Mr. Tolkien of being entirely original either...taht's my excuse, anyway...heh.
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midori8 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004
these things are so fucking awsome o___o i am beyound jealous of your stuff, there so incredable!
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snuurg Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
- thanks, midori8, glad you like...
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darkvvulf Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004   Digital Artist
His head looks like it's coming out of his chest, and the wrinkles on his cheek give it away that he's a sculpture.
Otherwise, this is fantastic work per usual. I friggen love that sword, I dunno how the hell you do this.
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snuurg Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
- yeah, the angle doesn't do any favours for his short neck, does it? and the bleaching of the colours has taken the shadow out too that'd make the head-to-body division more obvious - gah, it's such a gyp when you can't manage the exact photo you wanna get, think it'll have to wait 'till I can have a better crack at it....haven't done justice to the big lad with this shot, really - bums.

- anyhoo, glad of the comments, as always...
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Shiv3rX Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004
awesome work
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MistressMe0w Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004
IS THIS IT!?!?!?!?! OH MY GOD! THIS IS GREAT!!! I LOVE IT!!!! WOW!! NOW YOU MUST DO A LION!!! XD!
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snuurg Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
- sounds like I'd better be making a lion soon, then...
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MistressMe0w Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2004
*jumps up and down with giddy excitment* YES YES YES!!! YOU MUST!
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pronouncedyou Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004  Student
this one is fantastic! the detail is awesome and the coloring is gorgeous...the pose...omg you do it again!

(i had a dream about your kitty one the other day..it was odd..)
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snuurg Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...dreams about plaster-cast-cats, eh? - hmm, dunno what to make of that - but I needn't talk, with some of the weirdness my head turns up at night...
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-forrest- Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004   Filmographer
Very cool; fantastic work on those paws!
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IndinaMarie Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004
how do you make those, anyway?
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snuurg Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
- a few details of the process - basically sculpt the main carcass of the thing using plasticene over aluminium armature to build up the main bulk of the figure, then kind of build a 'skin' over that with an epoxy putty known as milliput - they end up quite weighty by the end of it all, but good n' solid - this one's about 11 inches tall...
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sumilidon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004
Cool, great expression.
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microwave Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Miauw
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004
Wow, cool. Look at his demonic red eyes! Now that's a moggy I wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley.
Oh yeah, and I like your outside shots, it kinda adds more drama, or something!
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snuurg Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...yeah, I did make him a pair of green eyes, then yellow, but he seemed to need a little something extra to make him a bit more of a primordial puss...dunno...
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Grungefm Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
mmm iwant one for my house!!!!
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freaktrigger Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004
mmm... nicely sculpted... id love to see a photo taken with the sort of lighting youw anted...
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