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Faerie’s tails are prehensile, very strong and very fast!

Fortunately for this little guy, land squids are quite inedible and he’ll no doubt be released unharmed once Frekals here has satisfied her curiosity.

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:iconvioletloving:
VioletLoving Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Student Photographer
I love it, if you based this off a model please let me know in a note! :)
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Professional Filmographer
I'm guessing by 'model' you mean for reference as opposed to a 3D model (ZBrush etc) yes?
if so then yes for these type of pieces I always use reference of some sort. I'm lucky enough now to have a girlfriend who is both willing and suitable to pose for me, but more commonly (as with this piece) I will either sketch out a pose and then seek suitable references on the Internet (which is full of pictures of young ladies with no clothes on) or will take inspiration from a pose and adapt it to my use. It's extremely rare to find a picture with the EXACT pose I want (most of the stuff online is either 'glamour' style poses or simply pornographic...neither of which are rarely suitable). What I usually end up doing is referencing a leg here, a torso there etc.
ive been drawing, painting and sculpting naked girls for a loooong time now and can, if need be, draw one from memory, but to get this type of 'photorealism' then of course working from life (even photographic life) is essential.
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Daigonzo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Probably my favorite illustration of yours, largely because of her casual body language and utterly convincing way her posture conveys weight. And little touches, like the dirty feet and the freckles that cute Frekals is named for. Great work.
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Professional Filmographer
This is also one of my favourites…so I'm glad you enjoyed her. And thank you for all your kind words on my other posts.
:)
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Gistikilli Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Love it! Good work!
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:iconkaduflyer:
Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Thank you...glad you enjoy her.
:)
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boy811 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015
nice!!!
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:icondominicabra:
Dominicabra Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It feels so natural it could be real
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Haha!…in my head they are!
:)
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Dominicabra Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I feel you bro. And it's a great feeling when what you express artistically is what you have in your mind (and not in other people's)
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zef2death Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
lol this reminds me of yolandi. Love it :3
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I can see the resemblance now you mention her! It's a comparison I'll happily take…she's cool!
:)
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:iconmbinz:
mbinz Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
really loving the Frekals... looking at the little guy as if to say 'now what are you up to?' `¬)
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BouncyCG Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dat torso shading! Inspiring artwork, great job.
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I think using their tales a lot is a great way to build core strength…hence their well formed torsos!
:)
Thanks for the kind words.
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wolfblue13 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
good work!
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:iconkaduflyer:
Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you
:)
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:iconfacegenerator:
FaceGenerator Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Amazing work!
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:iconni-hi:
ni-hi Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Great art!
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:iconkaduflyer:
Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you
:)
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peirrin Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Despite lacking much in the way of a face, the squids feelings are pretty clear here I think.

"Oh crap...."
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:iconkaduflyer:
Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
lol…he does look a little worried doesn't he?
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Me-MAI Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Fap-Fap-Fap. I mean Clap-Clap-Clap
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Snigom Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Insane detail as usual.

I wonder what a land squid tastes like?  Chicken? ;)
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Gone off chicken!
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Num3ro Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Perfect
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:icontats2:
tats2 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Superb
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:iconstyloide:
styloide Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
amazing! :)
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:iconkaduflyer:
Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Filmographer
:)
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:iconkulot:
Kulot Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
prehensile tail in action!!!
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DanielaUhlig Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks…coming from from someone I admire that means a lot to me!
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b13visuals Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesomeness!
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The-Small Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
She's gorgeous :) love her, congratulations
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
:)
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HazardousArts Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Artist
Your work is such a massive inspiration man, absolutely flawless!
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you…
:)
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Rhissanna Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I notice she's not in a hurry to poke it with her fingers. Looks like there's a bit of a standoff situation here.
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Filmographer
My faeries don't usually bother about a bit of muck (she has fairly grubby feet!) but they DO have an aversion to water (they can't swim!) so maybe you're onto something here and the wet, slimy nature of land squids is keeping her cautious!
:)
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RandyHand Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
This is incredible!
I think you've said in the past that they are not your favorite thing to do, but I gotta tell you that you nail postures, attitudes....everything with these faeries.
Excellent work as always!
Hope all has been great with you.
Take care
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Me saying they are not my favourite thing might be more me trying to convince myself I'm really not just "that fairy guy!", since I seem to come back to them over and over (and lets face it who could tired of painting naked girls?)
I spend a lot of time fine tuning pose and posture since I'm very anxious they never come across as naturally as possible and don't look like 'pin-ups' so i'm glad you appreciate them that way.
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RandyHand Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Ha haha...I've been called worse things. :)

I've seen so many fairy's done so many different ways but yours are definitely my favorite.
Too many people put too much in to them...or not enough.
Yours look like they could have been grabbed right out of the forest.
Take care
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Yours is not the only reply like that…which is one of the things that encourages me to carry on with em.
Talking of carrying on it's been a while since you posted any new sculptures. Are you slowing up or can we expect something monumental when you finally do?
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RandyHand Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Good to hear!
They really are the only fairies that give me that 'Homer Simpson with a doughnut' reaction. :)

I guess it was a bit of a slowing for a small stretch of time. Didn't realize how long it's been since I've worked
on something really big. I've been picking away at small and medium sized things. I guess the turtle I did that is 31 inches tall was the biggest project in that
stretch of time. At the end of the year it's looking like I'll be doing some realistic Alaskan wildlife in bronze. The client hasn't figured out the scale yet. I'll get to do a moose, a bear
a deer, a seal, and a bald eagle (and maybe some sled dogs?). Realism isn't my favorite thing to do but it will be good for pushing me in a different direction. I've also been doing patina work lately. Not sure if I've ever told you but I used to patina artistic bronze at a foundry for 6 1/2 years. This was a long time ago before I went off on my own selling my sculptures. A friend asked if I would patina one of her pieces and then all of a sudden a bunch of people found out I was doing patinas again. It's really good money and relaxing for me so it's been kind of a nice change of pace for me for a bit. The only pain in the butt is that it's not my own work.
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Th Alaskan wildlife project seems very cool. I don't often get a chance to do that kind of thing…professionally that is, I guess I could do it at home if I chose. Wracking my brain here to think what and all I can remember is horses and sealions…oddly I've actually done more sealions, years ago I did two projects back to back and both required sealions, young and old…oh yeah andy I've just finished a project that had me sculpt a sort of ape…can't say anything else as I'm still bound by my NDA.

You did tell me you started as a foundry man doing patinas….sometimes its nice to kick back and do something that just brings in the money (but that is still enjoyable). Before working in the film industry I worked on a farm for 4 years…but nobody ever asks me to drive tractors anymore..lol! Before that I was a sign writer for 6 years…I get asked to that when people find out but always refuse (though I still have my brushes somewhere)…I freaking hated it and it was a bad time of my life that I'd rather forget to be honest. 
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RandyHand Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
It should end up being a lot of fun. I'm going to have to be really patient with myself and not try to rush each animal.

Horses would definitely be a challenge. There's a lot of people doing horse sculptures but not many get the anatomy right, or they just don't make them very dynamic.
Sea lions seem like they would be easy but I can see where getting those forms to read like the weight is there would be a challenge as well.
I'd love to see images of your sea lions if you have any hanging around.
Now my curiosity is peaked...an ape like sculpt. Looking forward to that one. (Is it related to something that rhymes with Shmoctor Shmoo?)

I love hearing about what people did in their past. Especially when it involves not being afraid to get your hands dirty.
I've worked on farms as well. I also drove a tree transplanter for about 5 or 6 years. I would drive this big truck that had giant hydraulic spades attached to it. I dig a hole and then go pluck a tree from a tree farm (sometimes 30 feet tall) and transplant it to that hole.
For a few years in high school and even my college summers, I would run a crew of 6-7 people and we would travel to farmers bean fields and walk up and down the rows pulling the weeds and cleaning out these huge fields of soybeans. All I wanted was a job that was outside so I could bleach my hair and tan my body. (what a knob I was)

Sign painting doesn't sound fun. I think the preciseness of it would drive me insane.
I've had those kinds of jobs that remind me of 'lower' periods in my life. Definitely makes me appreciate what I have today.
Have a great weekend man!
All my best to you,
Take care
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Dynamism in the sort of work I do professionally is very rare. Since most of what I sculpt is going to be a make up, or puppet or moved with animatronics we have to sculpt everything in a neutral position (eyes half closed, mouth part open etc) to allow the puppeteer, actor or mechanisms to do all the dynamic stuff. The problem is it gets to become a habit, so I find it very difficult to get movement into my personal work…I always think everything looks a bit posed and static…it's why I admire work like yours so much…it's admiration mixed with just a pinch of envy!

The ape like thing has nothing to do with schmoctor schmoo no..it was for a movie…but alas I'm still bound by NDA's so can say nothing more…sorry!

That tree transplanter sounds fun…I would have enjoyed having a go with that. The closest I got to that would be taking a JCB (I think you guys would call that a back hoe) to tear out our orchards….every farm in my corner of the world grew apples so the price was crap and we turned it all over to grain crops. Tearing down trees is kinda fun, but the hippy in me would have preferred transplanting them!

Doesn't every guy get body obsessed at some time in his life?…and lets face it we all look better with a tan. I was darker than many of my black friends during my farming days (which kinda makes a nonsense of the whole black/white thing!)…and my hair was almost white (I have to bleach it these days…lol). Had to smile at the your use of the term 'knob'…I thought that was slang peculiar to us Brits!
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dopepope Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
so beautiful
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MikaInk Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
amazing anatomy C:
but also cool ligt on that little squid so it looks still slimy and wet =D
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
He was a lot of fun to paint!
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