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- 'fraid this is another bit of old rope rather than anything new, I wanted to get rid of the double-effect of the ID pic that's been lounging around on me front page for quite a while now. Actually I should've checked first to make sure I didn't already post this feller before, I don't think so though...

...anyway, Red Squirrel: sculpture approximately life-size (they never sit still long enough for you to get a tape-measure on 'em though, the little buggers), made this about eleven years ago when I was unemployed and unemployable and wondering what to do with myself, and it ended up making me start sculpting all sorts of little bitty birds and frogs and whatnot. Sculpted using my old mate milliput, built up over a core of shaped packaging-foam (that stuff that holds your telly or whatever in place 'til you take it out of the box), drilled in several places and glued well and truly to a couple of bits of old wood, in the days before I started actually sculpting the wood-effect too. Also, little snippety-bits of fishing-line for the whiskers. The tail's unfortunately at exactly the wrong angle to see the little kink at the end where it bends over, but never mind eh? And the front leg looks kinda weird too from this side on, 'cause the rest of it with the rear-arm-and-elbow configuration of things is bent up underneath him. Or possibly her - I didn't think it polite to look.

- yeah, I cheated with the pine-cone, too - such a lazy old git.

...hopefully, I'll put something actually new in here before too much longer.
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:iconmiperraessaiyagina:
miperraessaiyagina Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2006
prety full of life
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:iconsnuurg:
snuurg Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he's a nutcase, that squirrel... :)
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luminous-scapegoat Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2006
Skilful sculpturing. Very...squirrely.
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snuurg Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
heh, cheers - he's got a certain something, I guess. Ta muchly!
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FairyMoon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2005   Digital Artist
:aww:
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:iconsnuurg:
snuurg Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:blushes:
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FairyMoon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005   Digital Artist
:giggle:
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:iconsnuurg:
snuurg Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:bow:
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FairyMoon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005   Digital Artist
:excited:jaja
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Patteee Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005
I think he's a cutie when i first saw this pic I did have to think "Is this real?"
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snuurg Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh, thanks for the compliment - good to know he can still nearly pull the wool over people's eyes...
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matthewedwardcornish Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
SQUIDGERIDOO! :aww:

Man that's amazing :| People would buy that - quite an increadible and useful skill to have when unemployed... that would take me eleven years to do I think
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snuurg Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...cheers! - I did get through quite a few sort of one-off bits and pieces like this at the time, that I of course sold off for wayyy less than they were worth simply for the sake of getting hold of anything vaguely cash-like to keep me gears in motion - but yep, doing 'em helped get me into a few bits of stuff with the likes of Royal Doulton and Franklin Mint and all that kind of cobblers, so it was indeed a fairly useful thing to start having a go at...
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matthewedwardcornish Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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Saphiire Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005
wow, it's almost life-like, and really REALLY well done. O__o
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:iconsnuurg:
snuurg Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
- thanks muchly, glad to hear he's still managing to cause a few raised eyebrows, not bad going for a ropey old model...
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Saphiire Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005
welcome muchly. and hey, even though its old doesn't mean its not a great peice of work.
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iguanaking10 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005
that look really nice and real... the eye is fantastic...i`m now doing on another dinosaur model(seismosaurus) 1/35 the saiz.. is a bit hard on this one.. is my second clay model..will upload the half making very soon. now i just left the texture part..:)
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snuurg Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
- thanks for that, and for the 'fave, too - I'll look forward to seeing your sized-down seismo, sounds like an interesting undertaking...
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iguanaking10 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005
your welcome...:)
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carmal-squirt Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2005   Traditional Artist
hehee, very cute =D
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snuurg Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
- I'd send you a cute squirrely emoticon of thanks if I could, unfortunately the nearest dA has to anything like that appears to be a couple of bunnies, doing what bunnies do best...

...so instead, just thanks very much!
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enamoredumbass Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2005   Traditional Artist
sell it to me sell it to me sell it to me! i want something! lol
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snuurg Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
- heh, 'fraid this one is my mum's prize possession up in the old display-cabinet...
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enamoredumbass Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005   Traditional Artist
lol... fine... make some more stuff after ur done w/ everything... i want ur work! lol... ur like my favorite artist
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snuurg Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
- cheers for the continuing complimentaries! - meanwhile, I'm working on re-tooling some of the pieces I did as kits so I can start reproducing 'em again, they're in the somewhat more affordable bracket - but still, unfortunately, some way off just yet with all the worky-world's whatnots going on...
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Rayfan Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2005   Writer
You mean you didn't make those whiskers from clay? I'm disappointed.

He looks mischievous enough to be the real thing... As always, wonderful detail and pose.
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snuurg Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah. no. yes. what was I saying, they were of course made from extruded kaolin force-fed to a little-known species of arachnid called the mud-spider, which can be trained to twiddle precise lengths of clay-impregnated silk from between its little bum-digits, it's a very tricky, time-consuming, and highly dangerous business, as the spider's bite is highly toxic, acting as a laxative on the human bowel - one nag and you're up to your neck in it, and then it's just like quicksand.
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Rayfan Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005   Writer
What dedication! But the end result is more than worth it. At least I hope it was worth all those panicked dashes to the loo... that's the right word isn't it? If you made it that far. :D
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AlphaKi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2005
Wow, amazingly detailed!
How long did you take for that?
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snuurg Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
- all told, probably something like a week-and-a-half's worth of work I reckon, though it did get spread out over a bit longer...thanks for the comment, meanwhile!
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AlphaKi Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005
Its fantastic!

Ive never tried sth like sculpturing but Id love to give it a try one day.
So may I ask what kinda material you use?
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:iconsnuurg:
snuurg Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
- I generally sculpt with milliput, in this case built up over a core of shaped packaging-foam so that the figure's nice and lightweight. Super-Sculpey seems to be a more popular choice, though, but personally I prefer not having to bake my works in the oven every time I finish a bit of work on 'em - milliput's a self-curing medium with no need for firing or fixing of any kind, so I've stuck with it for quite a while now...
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AlphaKi Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005
Thanks so very much.

Ive heard of miliput quite some time ago. Lots of people are using it for their modelkits from anime series. Ive tried to get it but I failed. Its not easy to get it here in Germany.
Seems that I have to order it. ^.^
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Thumper-X Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005
wow...
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snuurg Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
- heh, I'll take that as a compliment, ta very much!
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Thumper-X Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005
lol, welcome
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baldandhairy Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005
Really cool.
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snuurg Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
- cheers mate - and ta for the 'fave, too, always appreciated!
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medievalgoddess Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005   General Artist
O.O I love how detailed the fur is.
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snuurg Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
- thanks, it's maddening to get 'right' on these things, especially going from one degree of texture to another and making it work, 's enough to send a bloke bonkers.
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medievalgoddess Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005   General Artist
@_@ I know how you feel.. I used to sculpt clay sun faces, and by the time I finished what I was doing, it about drove me bananas, bonkers, AND nuts. :lmao:
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Obsidian-Mongoose Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005   Interface Designer
O_O

Skew-arl!
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snuurg Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
- correct! - you have earned your girl-scouts Nature Badge, wear it with honour! Unfortunately there is no such emoticon, so will a :trophy: do instead?
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Obsidian-Mongoose Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005   Interface Designer
Whee-hoo!

Yup, that works jus' fine.
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polawat Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005   Digital Artist
Very realistic,nice fur detail.
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snuurg Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
- thanks, mate - and for the 'fave, always appreciated!
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Kata Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
ooo squirrel! Lol my roomie's obsessed with these little buggers. dont know why but yeah lol awesome job with it ;)
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snuurg Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
- I'd keep a suspicious eye on your room-mate, I'd reckon she's heard they can be trained to drive getaway cars for doing bank-jobs...
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Kata Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Lol XD
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