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I'm currently trying out some new things and decided to test myself on polymer clay and sculpting/clay modelling. In ths case, I tried to sculpt a male Akita Inu.
It was quite a challenge and I didn't succeed at all (the head needs to be rounder - and I got a few tips after finishing from other Akita Inu owners. I couldn't use my pup beause she's too young and her head is not fully pronounced yet. She's got this typical puppy look! xD). But for the first try, I guess, it's not that bad and I learnt A LOT and hope that I'll be able to make it look better next time! :)
The colouring was also challenging and I seriously had no idea how to start. So, what to do? Just painting without thinking xD
I hope you like it, anyway!

FYI, tools used:
• armature:
3 different sizes of wire
wire cutter

• modelling:
polymer clay
sand paper for mopping up
approximately 15 layers of acrylic (slightly added shadows and lightpoints to accentuate muscles and alike)
colour chalks

• finishing:
gold dust
bronze powder
gloss varnish for tongue+eyes
pearl gloss for nose
matt finishing

*XMoonlight-SonataX made an amazing sculpting of my young Akita Inu girl. You definitely need to check it out! It's just perfect! Thanks again ^^
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Chyena Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do u do sclpture commishions?
ProfelisAurata Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow °.° Umm, no, I honestly never thought about it because I'm not that good |..D
Chyena Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
u should C: ur sculptures are flipping amazing! 
Douce-Illusion Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
franchement bien réussie !
Kyulein93 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This turned out really well! Especially for a first try.
I like how realistic the face came out and the fur looks amazing.
ProfelisAurata Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thanks so much for your kind comment! I'm happy you think so!
TheAnimalsRight Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
magic as always
ProfelisAurata Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! ;_;
NICK-XMG Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Interface Designer
this is good
ProfelisAurata Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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