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'Sashah's Song' - Mixed Media Sculpture
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Published: December 17, 2015
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“Sashah's Song” – Mixed Media Sculpture
Work in Progress - Current as of December 17, 2015


I've been hard at work on a sculpture that I started just over a year ago, and am eager to finish.  It started from a sculpting from life class and has taken on a life of its own.

This is a sculpture of one of my longtime story characters, the werewolf enchantress, Sashah. But before I dig into patching cracks, filing, sanding, painting, and more, I wanted to get some photos take of her in a more natural state, and my dear friend Dana Bishop was kind enough to photograph her, and after that, I did a bit of touch-up editing thereafter to assemble the image above.

If you're interested in keeping tabs on this project, please make sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook! You can learn more about Sashah and her world here on my blog: klecrone.blogspot.com/2015/12/…


Total size: 7 x 7 x 13 inches in size.

Materials: Wooden base, steel and aluminum armature wire, steel epoxy putty, Super Sculpey mixed clays, and lots and lots of love. 

Time Taken: Approximately 100+ hours over the course of over a year.

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Please do not edit or repost. Not stock.

Photography by Dana Bishop

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Sea-Wolf's avatar
Have to agree that (at this point in her life) Sasha looks really incredible. I too would think to have a figure related to here gracing my home.
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Dryft-Art|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yup I want to buy this!!
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Dreamspirit|Professional General Artist
Thank you for the compliment. :) She is not for sale, but I do take commissions occasionally if you're ever interested. :)
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Dryft-Art|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am very much interested!!!!
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Dreamspirit|Professional General Artist
Sounds good!  I will add you to my queue and give you a ping when I get closer to having available time. :)
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tarkheki's avatar
ridiculous and unfathomable. I am beginning to believe you are not human, because I cannot wrap my head around a mere mortal being able to make such perfect work. You know how to decorate just enough to compliment the figure. Your attention to the garments- the seams, laces, wrinkles.. just everything all together. Your approach leaves me breathless- i cannot even begin to think how you did such a work of art. It leaves behind an air of magic- and it's nothing short of phenomenal. 
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Dreamspirit|Professional General Artist
Lots, and lots, and lots of patience.

<3 Your kind words really mean a lot to me. :)

This is definitely pushing myself out of my comfort zones in all sorts of ways I've never attempted with a sculpture before! Full figure character? Check. Ornate hair? Check. Graceful pose? Check. No hidden anatomy? Check. Various materials? Check. Ornate clothing and jewelry impacted by a sense of motion and gravity? Check. How about a complex, realistic base? Sure, why not! 

This has definitely been a long, long labor of love, but it's also really neat seeing a longtime story character come to life in three dimensions. I'm so glad that you and others are really enjoying seeing the process of making her. :) I'm really hoping that as I start to approach this stage of painting her and detailing her that I can bring it all home, but man am I so intimidated! I've never done anything like this before, and I'm definitely fearful of messing her up, but here's to hoping that my continued patience and tests pay off for the final figure. :)

<3
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tarkheki's avatar
I have full faith that you will do splendidly. Look at how much you have achieved, and it came out like a masterpiece! I look forward to every step of the way!
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cl2007|Student Artisan Crafter
excellent :clap:
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Dreamspirit|Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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CarpeDraco's avatar
She is beautiful.  Love the detailing.  Looking forward to seeing her finished!
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Dreamspirit|Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for your compliments. :) I'll definitely be updating my Twitter with WIP shots if you're interested!
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CarpeDraco's avatar
I don't twitter, but I'll be watching here to see the end result! :)
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KnewtKnight|Student Digital Artist
This is some fantastic work. You've managed to get a really good fur texture and the folds in the folds/creases in the clothing is great! Even the poseing and anatomy a pretty spot on!
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Dreamspirit|Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for the compliments on the fur, folds, pose, and anatomy, and for taking the time to leave a comment! I'm really trying to push myself as far as I can with this sculpture, and I'm hoping I can make it all come together in the end into something I'm proud of, and that others will enjoy. :)
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KnewtKnight|Student Digital Artist
It'll come together greatly for sure. I know how caught up we can all get in the details when sculpting, Especially things like fur and symmetry. It doesn't take much to get something out of place but when you get it right you really get it right. :)  
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Falcolf|Professional General Artist
Really gorgeous intricate work, I especially love the lacing on the pants. The face is really sweet. :D
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Dreamspirit|Professional General Artist
Thank you so very much! I had a lot of fun on the details, like the lacing, and it's wonderful to know it's appreciated. <3  Thank you for taking the time to leave me such a nice compliment!
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Falcolf|Professional General Artist
You're very welcome! It's a fantastic piece! :love:
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WolfOfRebellion|Hobbyist General Artist
If I had money, I would totally buy it! I love this :love:
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DreamspiritEdited |Professional General Artist
Haha! Thanks! It's rare I get to do a personal project like this, and being that she's already 100+ hours in and I charge 35/hr... I suspect pieces like her are a bit out of most people's price range (including my own). But I would enjoy developing other sculptures. :)
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Hihadruka's avatar
Great work! ♥ the Detail- :)
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Dreamspirit|Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for the compliments! I'm glad you enjoy the details!
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