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Indian Rhinoceros by revenant-99 Indian Rhinoceros by revenant-99
Sculpted in water based clay and kiln fired.
Painted with acrylics.
This sculpt is about 10" from heaad to tail.

I love the almost armor plated look of these magnificent creatures and wanted to try my hand at capturing all the folds and textures of their skin.
This sculpt is a few years old now but overall I'm still happy with how it turned out.

Thanks for looking,
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aaroncr Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's some good work,..
revenant-99 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
Thanks a lot!
TheReticChick Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible work! :) Do you sell any of your originals? and also, do you accept commissions?
revenant-99 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Thanks a lot!
I have sold a few of my original sculpts in the past, but there are also a few originals that I just don't want to let go.
Mostly these days I tend to mould and cast up copies in the form of resin kits, like my Nile Crocodile for example.
I will take on commission work if I think I can do a good job on whatever the client has in mind......I need good high quality reference materials and a clear idea of what the finished piece should consist of. If you have an idea for a commission, I'll be happy to discuss this with you.....but please note that it's a long involved process to create works like these and the cost of any final piece has to reflect that.

Thanks again for your interest in my work, 
chetom Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student General Artist
whaaat! your sculptures are amazing! This one and the Nile crocodile one blew my mind! all of the deatils and textures are amazing!!! 
great job! :love: 
revenant-99 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Thanks a lot!
dc18600 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Hey I think your sculptures are amazing.  I am very inspired and want to start learning how to sculpt.  Can you recommend a good book or dvd for a starting point?  Also, how do you determine whether to use the super sculptey or water based clay for your sculptures?  Thanks.
revenant-99 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Thanks a lot.
I don't have any specific books or DVD's to recommend, but I would say that to start with you should try to get hold of a decent book of human anatomy for artists. To sculpt any figure whether human, animal or fantasy based, you need to understand what's going on under the surface, the skeleton, the muscles, tendons etc....
What clay you use is normally determined by what you want from the finished piece as well as what size of sculpture you are planning.
Sculpey is good for small to medium sized projects and can be baked in a standard oven to produce permanent finished pieces. It is fairly expensive compared to water based clay so if I'm doing a large sculpt I prefer to use water based. However with water based clay, if I want to have a sturdy finished sculpt that I can then paint or add patina to I then have to either kiln fire the finished sculpt ( this requires the sculpt to be built in a specific way that will enable the firing to be take place safely and without faults) or mould it and cast up a copy in resin.
yc305 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Congratulations! Is Amazing. I want to learn how to paint like this. Did you use an airbrush for this job?
revenant-99 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Thanks a lot.

I don't use an airbrush although I know that may folks do.
I just use normal artists paint brushes and acrylic paint.
The technique I use is to paint on a base coat first and then gradually build up the textures and details with washes and dry brushing.
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