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Vali the White Stag ~ Fantasy Creature Sculpture

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My name is Heidi Riker. I am a soft sculpture artist, making realistic fantasy animals and creatures out of synthetic materials. You can see my work at www.facebook.com/rikercreatures

Vàli the White Spirit Stag is a one-of-a-kind, life-size sculpture that has taken me over a year to plan and complete. He is made with synthetic fur and has hand-sculpted antlers of my own design. No real animal parts were used in his construction, except feather decoration which were purchased from a cruelty-free supplier who collects the naturally-shed feathers.

Vàli is the spirit of the forest, watching over all the creatures and maintaining the delicate balance of nature. His fur is white, representing the purity and innocence of new life. His antlers, covered in moss, represent the natural decay of the forest; and how death leads to rebirth and growth. He is rarely seen, appearing only to those who he chooses - but he is present always, a steadfast sentinel gazing over all life in his forest domain, assuring the balance of life continues on undisturbed.

(Pictured in these photos is my studio partner, Sabrina, who kindly modelled for this shoot. You can contact us on our facebook page or by email at creaturepayments@gmail.com)

IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
3130x2208px 2.39 MB
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D40X
Shutter Speed
10/1250 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
35 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Feb 1, 2007, 8:23:50 PM
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© 2016 - 2020 RikerCreatures
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LizzyChromeHobbyist General Artist
I thought this was extremely well-done photoshop at first. You sculpted this? This actually exists? This is incredible! And beautiful. 
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hannahelizabethhStudent General Artist
omg its awesome art :D 
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MoltenkittyStudent General Artist
Wow. This is so lifelike it's incredible. Beautiful work :heart:
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HeatherHitchmanProfessional General Artist
THIS IS AMAZING!!!!
OMG I am in love with this! <3 So stunning and magical!
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ShadowwolfHobbyist Digital Artist
omg, wow!!!
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That is some darn fine work.
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The-Rasmus-Raven General Artist
Wow it's huge!! Awesome work :D
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Wondrous. S
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leighheasley General Artist
amazing
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What an incredible project! I'm blown away by the amount of effort that must have gone into this!
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Ruby-MallowHobbyist General Artist
Really stunning, amazing work.
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