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Lotus of the Deep by Vertaki Lotus of the Deep by Vertaki
so this was hard because its so small and made out of clay and each spike had a wire in it.. bad idea.. although its structure is more sound... sculpty clay does not cuopperate in a fine layer over smooth metal... so could not do this the justice it deserved... never the less its a good practice.. and my mom dropped a movie on it... shock ontly base broke of.... really shocked.... its a small, large size category miniature. i just started making miniatures... give me time ;) this is original char names Lotus of the Deep its concept designe is somwhere on my page...
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Flareonandumbreon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG ITS SO TINY!!!!!
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Schmop Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Youre really amazibg at sculpting and im extremely jealous :D in a good way
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Vertaki Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Filmographer
hahah oh good im glad its not in a bad way! :P one of my friends keeps telling me shes going to kill me to steal my 'powers' hahah
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Schmop Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
:D
How do you do your sculptures though? I know that's kind of a broad question...umm to be more specific, do you use any tools, and uh ya this sounds really lame but how do you do it...?
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Vertaki Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Filmographer
hah i keep long fingernails because they help me sculp and also i uses a toothpicks and needles cause they are so small. when i make them bigger i then use pencils and regular clay tools you can buy in the store :)
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Schmop Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
hmm okay. One more question: So i think i read that you use sculpey. When i'm sculpting, I do things individually and make circles then form it into the shape i want and usually do the body and legs and head separately then attach it. Do you do something like that, or do you have one piece of clay and go from there?
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Vertaki Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Filmographer
thats about what i do :)
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Schmop Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Ok thanks so much!
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cmicenko Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
How the hell do you make these beautiful things ?? And so small?
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Vertaki Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
with extreme patience, a needle and a toothpick haha
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Wood-Splitter-Lee Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the purple color, where did you get the paint?
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Vertaki Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Filmographer
oh ummm rare find at the bottom of discounted paints in joans fabrics lol i dont even know what it was @_@ but its was amazing. also on top of it is a VERY fine layer of interfearance purple (its changes colors and shimmers in the light)
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BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Freaky. Kind of a cross between an alien and a deer.

I found that since Sculpey clay doesn't stick too well to smooth metal you can take some fine sandpaper or something like that to rough it up. When using thicker wire, take a pair of pliers and make many little, shallow gashes. Super-glue can help too, but that's kinda difficult.
What also works is using real thin wire to twist or braid up into one, the clay sticks in all the little creases.
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Vertaki Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Filmographer
yea i braid 30 GA wire. lotus is one of my larger miniatures standing about 3 inches tall. im verrrrrry tempted to remake her. i myself love usin elmers glue hahah

but the sand paper is a fun idea. i think i'll give it a try ^_^

thank you for all the helpful comments :D
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BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
The sand paper shouldn't be too fine though, only like the stuff used for smoothing wood.

You're welcome!:D
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Vertaki Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Filmographer
kk :) i'll look into it
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RoseRaptor Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Something about the design on this character really catches my eye. Especially the legs and body, It's so pretty and elegant! Fantastic work! :heart:
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Vertaki Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Professional Filmographer
aww hehe thanks so much :) i plan on eaking it in metal now that im beter at sculpting small scale ^_^
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Inaydo-Dreamwalker Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Very cool.You're great talent.
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Vertaki Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional Filmographer
thank you soo very much :)
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Denychie Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
I love your little creations! What do you make them out of? They are sooo cute!
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Vertaki Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional Filmographer
hehe ty ^_^ i make them either out of super sculpty firm, or wax which i then cast into metal. hehe lotus is clay ^_^
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SpottedPegasus Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
The detail there is just amazing. I just started making small scuptures two days ago, but the details aren't nearly like this.
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Vertaki Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Professional Filmographer
lol yea i started recently too, the more you make the better you get~! GL and ty
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Akaishi Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i want one as my next mount
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Vertaki Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Professional Filmographer
watch out! their pretty deadly!
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Akaishi Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
if i can ride an evil nightstallion, i could tangle one of those i think
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Vertaki Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Professional Filmographer
aha did you know yours did ender the blood mare and they have a demon horse of the apocolyps?
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Akaishi Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG EPIC!! i can pet it?
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Vertaki Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Professional Filmographer
totaly lol
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beldolor Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Hobbyist
On something so small, instead of making wire insides for each spike, you can make the spikes ahead of time, bake them hard and then insert them into the soft clay of the body. Its fine to bake them again when you are ready to cure the whole project :) Making multiple parts like that is a good way to also keep from distorting the final figure as you work. (I smush faces and horns all the time, so I tend to make them separate)

If you prefer wire, try using floral wire that is pre-wrapped in paper/fabric. The clay will adhere a bit better than to the smooth metal of a naked wire.

This is a really lovely piece. I agree with the other commenters that the paintwork really brings it to life.
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Vertaki Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Professional Filmographer
OMG o.o i did that for wings on one awhile back but i never thought about making the body in peices and doing horns sepratly, i mean once i thought okk thatd be cool! then i forgot and never tried >.< TY lol im going to try that for my next part :3 make something spiny
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BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh yeah! Sculpey is awesome because you can work in separately baked layers. Take these three guys: [link] [link] [link] . I made them all in layers, especially their heads. The last one has the WIP's linked to it so you can see what I mean. This method works really well with clothing, claws, teeth and especially eyes.
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Vertaki Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Filmographer
indeed. it is a fun method i think ive tried it only 3 times, but i think it beter if i did it when on a larger scale. however i think i'll be tryng it shortly :)
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BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh no, it works on much smaller scales too. Just look at some of these: [link]
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Vertaki Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Filmographer
ahh ok thanks i'll give it a try :D and nice minies ^_^
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BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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MissTooni Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I love the colors on this one - and those legs! You definitely need a job as a monster/creature sculptor and designer...

It's amazing!
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Vertaki Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Professional Filmographer
ima trying! :D thats like my 8th min ive made so the more i make the better im getting =^__^=
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MissTooni Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Yeah definitely! You rock!
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p-o-c-k-e-t Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
freaking awesome!
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Vertaki Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Professional Filmographer
<3
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KJDSTJME Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
amazing I love it :D How did you make the paint metallic did you use metallic paint or did you add something? Looks awesome :+fav::heart: and wow it really is tiny, that's so cool 8D
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Vertaki Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Professional Filmographer
heheh they are called interfearance paints... ummmm its white paint that changes color on a black surface.. the lighter the coat, the darker the color
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KJDSTJME Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
:O omg wow that sounds so cool 8D I have got to try them out for sure :D
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