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Winged Raptor
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Published: November 12, 2005
© 2005 - 2019 gylkille
:icondreamspirit: 's raptor, finally!

He's about 6" high and 11" long

Handsculpted in Super Sculpey Polymer clay over wire and foil armature, painted with acrylic paint, sealed with matte spray.


Commission info & form are here - [link]
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DreamspiritProfessional General Artist
Stare at this EVERY DAY at my desk at work, and I love it to bits: just as much as I did the moment I first laid eyes on it. :)
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ScarabsCornerHobbyist Traditional Artist
woah WOW!
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ledainStudent Digital Artist
i like it a lot! the detail and it shows that you put effort into it, feathers tend to be a pain don't they?
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Delotha777Student
very nicely done. I love the detail in the scales!
I've been working on a raptor sculpture of my own, but it's nothing compaired to this.
great work :clap:
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But raptors were supposed to already have wings with their hands and the back there's the... the...
[System failure]


Nice job with the textures and stuff.
looks like... did you paint each of the scales individually? You're crazy, man.
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gylkilleProfessional Traditional Artist
That is why it is fantasy. It was not supposed to be accurate.


Dry brushing, it's the way.
draculahunter7's avatar
Don't get me wrong - I still like it.
The fading and all that is great. I can't seem to do that too well on my stuff. *shrug*
Keep trying I guess.
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gylkilleProfessional Traditional Artist
Dry brushing is a really helpful technique for blending. Sometimes I use watered down colours and then dry brush over it.
darkfyredragon's avatar
That is amazing. I love it.
Fantastic sculpting and painting job.. I am amazed! I can never do well with Sculpy :(
But it makes me really happy when I see someone who is amazing at it :D
parinoma's avatar
The nose/snout could be a little more pointed and narrow. This looks like the snout of a T-rex. I dont know if it is suppost to look like that but it still is REALLY good!
pessimistic-orange's avatar
Great sculpture :) the scale pattern is particularly impressive
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gylkilleProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :)
Dummydog's avatar
Nice. Reminds me of an archeopterix. I dunno if I spelled that right..but yeah. Gorgeous piece. =]
amelia-'s avatar
:o This is AMAZING!!! I love it, the texture, the face, the markings, its all awesome! I'd love one, do you make them and sell them?
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gylkilleProfessional Traditional Artist
I sculpt them by hand. And I sell them individually. :)

You can email at thepainteddog @ gmail.com and we can talk prices if you want one. :)

Thanks a lot!
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this is beautiful! Great anatomy and the paint job! :clap:
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gylkilleProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
montoy's avatar
definitely a masterpiece!!!love the scales!!i had problems doing the scales on my first dragon (hahahaha).
if i may ask,do you use brush or air brush to color your works? and what acrylic paints do you use (",)
nice finish on the raptor!
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gylkilleProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot. :)

I used a brushes to paint my sculptures. Random sizes and textures. There was a lot of course dry brushing going on with this one.

I usualy Folk Art and Apple Barrel acrylics. No specific. Just which ever one I manage to buy when I go to the store. :)
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