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Silver Kirin by Sunima Silver Kirin by Sunima
sculpture made as an experiment at my school. 
What you can see at the sculpture is made with fimo and Cernit. (some plastic clay stuff) 
It was really hard! The legs kept breaking in the oven in the end of it. And the horns... AND the hairs!
I cannot say i recommend working so big with this material... D:
But it was still a fun experiment and i learned a lot from it. hopefully

Sprayed with metallic silver car spray.

more pictures of it here:
www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…
and here: sta.sh/21hpllgy9lx3?edit=1

progress pictures:
sta.sh/2162vu7zn5i?edit=1


other work by me:
Ragnarok by Sunima
Midgardsormen i Hardanger by Sunima
Dragons -with progress vid- by Sunima
The travelers by Sunima
Protection by Sunima
The phoenix's sword by Sunima

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArtistSunima
pinterest: www.pinterest.com/sunimo94/
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:iconkuri-osity:
kuri-osity Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful! The kind of thing that makes a person pine for a tangible fantasy world :)
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:iconliquidinsect:
liquidinsect Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you use some kind of tool for the hairs? They are all so uniform in size and shape! I have only worked with fine porcelain clay so far and to do what you have done here would be very difficult (mainly the hair) but doable. The result looks wonderful! I too have been the victim of sculptures not surviving the kiln process. :( It has happened more than once after so much hard work... so now I take pictures of my work before I send it to the kiln... just in case so that I at least have something to show for my work. Thank you for sharing!
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:iconbrunocarlo:
brunocarlo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, congratulations. I hadn't checked deviant art for a long time and I've just seen you're experimenting with new styles. I really like your artwork. Hope I get to see an exhibition of yours one day; I just moved to Denmark so I'm close to Norway.
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:iconnati11184:
nati11184 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That hard work paid off with amazing effects <3
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:iconslightlydraconic:
SlightlyDraconic Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Oooh, beautiful! I know it's probably all the same shade of silver in real life, but here the texture on the hair and scales really makes it look darker there. You did an amazing job with this medium - the hair must have been incredibly hard to do, but it turned out extremely realistic. :)
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:iconwvasco-eciese:
Wvasco-Eciese Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your hard work paid off big time. Looks great.
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:iconhippieale:
HippieAle Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is amazing. The attention to detail is amazing <3 

How did you learn how to create the frame and everything? I really love things like this and would love to learn, but I have no idea where to start. :3 
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:iconsunima:
Sunima Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
I didnt learn it anywhere. I just had an idea and started on it really. :o
but thankyou
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:iconhippieale:
HippieAle Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That's amazing! 
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:iconsharkinq:
Sharkinq Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
you could have used super sculpy, it's great for big projects, it only comes in one color though (tan)
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:icongardimus:
Gardimus Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So basically you are good at everything. 
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:iconsharkinq:
Sharkinq Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
pretty much...
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:icongewb2105:
GEWB2105 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
I don't know how similar they are to each other, but,
another material I know of like that is called Sculpey.
Here's a link [www.sculpey.com/]

I know one artist on here that uses it to make sculptures 
as well, but I have never used it myself.
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:icontorsteinpedersen:
torsteinpedersen Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
I am impressed. This is truly a great piece of art:-)

Ps! It is possible to reinforce legs and other fragile parts with pianowire in future projects.
     This is hardened steel so you need a strong wirecutter. Reinforcing may not need a thick wire, maybe not more
     than 1 mm. You find it in most model hobby stores. Norwegian Modellers has a web catalog.

    
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:iconsunima:
Sunima Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
i did use that. see process pictures in the artists comments if interested. still kept breaking though. 
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:icontorsteinpedersen:
torsteinpedersen Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Well, it turned out great:-)
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:iconpurplelegolas:
PurpleLegolas Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
wowwww! this is amazing!
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:icongfanatic:
GFanatic Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Very nice!
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:iconshukaya:
Shukaya Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Stunning :)
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:iconbeinghonests:
BeingHonestS Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
awesome infact.
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:iconbeinghonests:
BeingHonestS Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
really cool! 8D
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:iconi-just-want-to-be-mi:
I-just-want-to-be-Mi Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
bravo
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:iconarmyoftwoandahalf:
ArmyOfTwoAndAHalf Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Wow this looks great, I really like well all of it :D
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:iconvirllanda:
Virllanda Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Looks so beautiful... Great job :)
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:iconyutaka11111:
yutaka11111 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
wow~~!!!cool!
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:iconphotographerjomdq:
PhotographerJomdq Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Outstanding and creative! Sorry English isnīt my native language...
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:iconphotographerjomdq:
PhotographerJomdq Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Oustandind and creative!
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:iconmichaelataraxia:
MichaelAtaraxia Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning work!!
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:iconesmith6996:
esmith6996 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
In a word... bad-ass!
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:iconnightyswolf:
NightysWolf Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
What a fantastic work! :wow: Despite all the setbacks it came out like a masterpiece! Well done!
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:iconflipboy12:
flipboy12 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student Filmographer
WOW AMAZING Squee Bounce 
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:iconcherryghostsodapop:
CherryGhostSodapop Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
yanno I had the same problem I find if you put a three tooth pick wide wire in the legs while working this that kind of clay it helps(for me anyways) give it a try next time.
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:iconsunima:
Sunima Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
I used metalwires inside its feet. It still kept breaking.
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:iconcherryghostsodapop:
CherryGhostSodapop Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
weird it worked for me
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:iconfractal2cry:
fractal2cry Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
:iconwowplz:
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:iconbagelthebeagle:
bagelthebeagle Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
very cool!
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:icontarontpainter:
TarontPainter Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Amazing work! Wonderful :)
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:iconredairen:
RedAiren Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Wow. This is awesome. Very beautifull! :)
Hmm, you know, kirins are characters in anime The Twelve Kingdoms (Juuni Kokki). 
Here are some pictures if you want to see them)
i27.beon.ru/97/99/1289997/60/7…
images4.fanpop.com/image/photo…
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:iconsunima:
Sunima Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
the first link didn't work. but ok, cool :)
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:iconhyperactivechaosgirl:
HyperactiveChaosgirl Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh now this is a really interesting. I love the design for this beast~
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:iconvirtualmorrigan:
virtualmorrigan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks good. I like the scales and the mane, and he/she has a nice profile.

Hmm, did you use a metal skeleton (like wires)  for internal support? because every oven-baked clay piece that's bigger than, say, a finger's length, should have something solid inside. and even then baking more than 2 or 3 times can get challenging...
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:iconsunima:
Sunima Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
yes, i have used metal strings inside of it. and also some newspaper strips dipped in glue and water :)
here is a photo of it inside:
sta.sh/03l0wzwf0um
another one when i started to wrap the clay around it:
sta.sh/0245prj0in6n
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:iconvirtualmorrigan:
virtualmorrigan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
aaah. okay. I think the wire is a bit thin. usually when I do something like that, I use rather thick copper wire, and I also fix the wire to a base. the sculpture gets cut off that base only when finally baked (if at all)

hm. might also have been the paper+glue. if there is moisture left, it vaporises in the oven and might help the clay crack. I tend to use aluminium foil to bulk up the inside of clay sculptures - lighter than paper+glue, and it can have a nice rough surface for the clay to stick to.

I just looked at the other pics of it. It's really pretty :) doesn't show that it have you so much trouble.
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:iconthesometimers:
thesometimers Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Nice job! Those materials aren't easy to work with on something like this so I hear from some others.
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:icondracoequine:
dracoequine Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is cool!  I think Sculpey woulda worked better for you so far as not breaking :)
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:iconvirtualmorrigan:
virtualmorrigan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
nah, sculpey breaks just as easily. the only advantage that I know is that its easier to patch (vaseline+fresh raw clay, and rebake)
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:icondracoequine:
dracoequine Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bah.. well that just sux... but it still looks awesome :)
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:iconsiegeofthesiren:
SiegeOfTheSiren Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Wicked cool! Instant fav.
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:iconravendiablo:
RavenDiablo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Wow!  Beautiful job!   Now THIS looks like a horse Maleficent would ride.  (But all black of course).
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:iconshiroshototsu:
ShiroShototsu Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful
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