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Monkey and me

By dankatcher
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This is a shot of me working on a Flying monkey sculpture I did for gentle giant a while back. It's was a fun project mainly because I got to design it in sculpt and its not often I get to make something that is so large.
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Amemo25's avatar
incredible work dankatcher
StefanKopinski's avatar
fantastic in every sense! 
Nice size - Great job chap!
efc2004's avatar
This is what I want in front of my store, This thing is freaking awesome, btw my shop is the flying monkey toy emporium

ArtOfIllumination's avatar
wow, would love to see it in a more fantasy-like background like forest or so!
plugaruseby's avatar
That thing could not fly !! :/  ..but props for the sculpture :)
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arniearns16's avatar
Hi :) I used this stock for a fan-made movie poster that I did.

Thank you so much :)
Snazzymation's avatar
Beautiful pose! Nice work Dan!

Avathae-Mangaka's avatar
This is AMAZING; I love the details of the face, body, hands, everything about it. Tell me, what kind of clay is this and where would I be able to find this kind of clay?
solticeart's avatar
wow how cool! I know what you mean not getting to do things very large. ID love to do a really large piece. I have a few in my head that want to come out but my studio space is just to small to do one in. sigh someday though! and lucky you!  your very talented!
I did get to do a few really big pieces one time, when I worked for a place in Scottsdale. It was all on commission though and I worked for maybe 6 months at their building which was warehouse sized and all the molding and casting and painting was all done right there. 
My favorite I did for them was a 5x5 foot bas relief of a couple greek type horses with part of one rider showing them aging it so it looked like it could have come off the parthenon. Then a lying down lion in the  Art deco style of the one in front of the MGM in vegas and some other animals in that style too. was fun because I worked in wet clay, the kind potters use and in a style I don't usually get to do ( I usually stick with realism) . I was really surprised how fast I could work and how much detail it would hold. Was a blast while it lasted though! I'd love to be able to do something this detailed though. Your a lucky guy! isn't it great getting to do what we love though? I consider myself very lucky to have a passion And to get to spend all day doing it! I can't imagine the life of people who say they get bored! That has to be a sad existence. God there not enough hours in the day for me!
fantomasE's avatar
you have a god given talent!!
DamoJames's avatar
I love the flying Monkeys
ChristianKolle's avatar
Hunky funky monkey, thats rough really would love to know more about the process you used to build this.
particularly the wings.
really enjoyed seein your work in your gallery.
CharlesJWilliams's avatar
The made the flying monkeys into baboons for the new Oz movie with James Franco.
Giveitarest's avatar
Actually looks menacing compared to the ones in the film.
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ilcano's avatar
really impressive!
Dogis's avatar
You are really goood at this you shold be prode of your self :D
OblivionJunkey94's avatar
Wow this is so awesome fave
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