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Dolphin Sculpture by yuumei Dolphin Sculpture by yuumei
this is a sculpture of three dolphines that I did a long long time ago (over 2 years...). I made this for my mom in exchange for a wacom tablet XD the trade so totally worth it.

There's nothing much about....the sculpture is made with clay (I forgot which kind) spray painted for a base coat, brushed with metalic wax, then painted over with fabric paint (I have no idea why I used those materials....)

Enjoy!
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:iconlaszlo-toth:
laszlo-toth Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017
Beautiful!
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:iconkiomaru1:
kiomaru1 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student Artist
are you da vinci reincarnation ?
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RainyApplePie Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh did you see the little pearl in the waves? That's why I love yuumei so much: details, details everywhere *_*
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starburstia Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
This is under my 'unfairly talented people' list. You... are... so... awesome!
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jessiebelle93 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student General Artist
:heart: so pretty
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:iconluckykoneko:
LuckyKoneko Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks wonderful!
why didn't I notice this sculpture until now?
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princetheripper33 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!! the waves look awesome! i really canīt imagine, how you did that...
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101angelofdarkness Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
OMG I wish my sculptures where that good, I've only made a wolf, a pinch pot, a decorative coil and a...well....a something -.-
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respectthecookie Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
OMG :omg: if you gave that to my mom she wouldve spazzed out and given you a lifetime supply of glomps :XD:
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AlchemyGaara Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
do you ever think of selling any of these, or all for fun or bribary purposes?

I myself, wuld DFINATLY buy a commission form you if of course, you can acept anything besides paypal...

Just a thought.

I wish i could sculpt, but the one time that i did i relized years later that my mom never knew what it was... O_o
It was two blue birds on a nest, and all these years she tought they were snails and i was gong through a "phase" at the time. Damn.
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Kira1888 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg so cuteeee I love dolphins x3 , hey dont make it sound that easy .. the waves seems very complicated
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evzgurl Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
wow your awesome with clay! You should consider making sculptures to sell, I think they'd make great gifts.
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:icondrauphner:
Drauphner Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! Uncomparable water effects!!! u are a badass!!! n_n
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KiterieAine Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
NICE! Seriously you're multi-talented.
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:icontransientday:
transientday Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
Question: How do you make such awesome?
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Kiwi-Fox3 Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
How did you make the water? Did you attach pieces of clay to it and then carved it to a finer shape? The water just amazes me!
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stacynina Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Odd list of materials XD - although it did make an awesome gift
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DeDiana Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008
Which wacom tablet? I have wacom 12wx. It is really cool. Take the skulpture from your mom and give it to her when she will buy you the same tablet. I think she will agree cause it is awsome ^_^!!! (sculpture)
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just1ce1 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gosh, you did this!? awesome!!
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werewolfattack27 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
O_______O you MADE it?! :faint: It looks like something one would buy at a store. You did an EXCELLENT job at it. The tablet is so worth it.
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z3r0t0lerance Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
it looks like the one we brought from HK ocean park
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Uli-bear Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
Beautiful! I want to come and steal it from you! XD Jk.

Simply amazing! I love the detail on the water!

:+fav:
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BlackVine Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
So worth it, yay for the tablet!!

And your sculpting skills amaze me too, you're one talented deviant. And now on to the good stuff :)
Woah man, your waves are freaking amazing!! They're so so detailed, and the little-silver-ball-thing makes me go "Bubbles!!" It's cute ;)

Plus the dolphins are sooooo cool, they are very nicely shaped, and you've captured their playfulness perfectly! And my personal favourite is the one on right, in the largest picture, because his/her smile is sooooo well done/accurate/adorable.

As a little extra: the lighting in the picture is really well done~ It looks like they have wet, gleaming skin.

Crit: I guess my crit would be that the colours aren't perfect. But hey, no one's perfect, and I suspect that that could have something to do either with the camera or with my screen.... It's an unfamiliar one you see, and I can't get to my own one very quickly...~cough~ Back to the colours: I reckon the dolphins are mostly fine, except mabe you could have made their underbellies a bit lighter? And I think that the water is a little too silver... Actually, now that I think about it, I can't imagine what else you could have done... blue wouldn't really work... So I guess maybe a little greeny-blue? But then again, that would mean a whole tube/tub of green paint would go to waste...

Um, yeah. I'll stop rambling now, and let you get back to updating your account/surfing on deviantART.
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Arhena Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007
Holy crap that's cool.
The water is awesome o_O
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black-m Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, simply great. Really impressive :) Love the water, I'm envy for your patience, I guess I wouldn't be able to finish so complicated thing... But the result is definietly worth this :).
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MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
So beautiful, the paint makes it look metal-like! ^^
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kaiten-yari Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007
Awwwww that's so sweet!!! And the dolphins are really,really adorable :D
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YYO Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007   Traditional Artist
Waaaaaaaaiiii!!! *huggles j00* It's a very pretty & lifelike sculpture indeed. I think you did especially well with the waves & making them look like the dolphins are actually splashing out of them. Whatever combination of medium you used, the end result is definitely awesome - the metallic wax really gives the dolphins that slick, shiny look their skins have :heart: KUDOS!!!
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rasenth Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
Woaaah, you got SKILLS. X__x; Your mom is very very lucky!
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NellusDicul Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
wow u did this a long time ago???
ur so cool!!!!!!
and talented XD
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blinkninja Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
awesome, dolphins are uhhh awesome
i was just thinking of dolphins too, and here you present this sculpture
,crazy
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otHaku Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
Bah... I had thinked that L sculpture was great... but this one!!!! Is fantastic and awesome and asfs s dstrege <3
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ShinkonoKokoro Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, wow... It looks great.
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Helena-Of-Troya Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007
Very pretty! :D
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blurred-reality Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007
wow, it's beautiful. Love the water!
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krystal-n Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
Wow, those waves are simply awesome!

And I really love how you sculpted the waves, they look sort of abstract, and kinda reflect coral 8D

This reminds me of the tiny dolphin figurines that I have at work. They're really cute and all, but they keep being knocked down by the customers.....>O
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Knightfourteen Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
Not the usual grim look, but it's still awesome ^_^ Dolphins are cool.
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:iconyuumei:
yuumei Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007  Professional General Artist
thanx!
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ZaraLT Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Wow, after working with clay quite a bit I can say that this is really impressive. :thumbsup: Good work.
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Trinity630 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
Absolutely wonderful! They look professional.
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kitsune-tsuki-sakan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
Oh wow, it's so beautiful! I completely love it!
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:iconkisah-san:
Kisah-san Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007  Student Digital Artist
wow... it's perfect! *jawdrops*
must fave this o.o
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Amindaya Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
Well, it's gorgeous. I have no idea what a wacom tablet is, but I'm sure your mom was just as happy as you were. :D It's so pretty!
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natural-disasters Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
They are so cute and lovely (TwT)!!!
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Chiru013 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a fantastic deal, but it must have taken a lot of work. The sculpture turned out fabulous
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tommy-tonebender Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. That looks like something that would be in a giftshop.
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LaMisere Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
Impressive. I lke the form of the waves.
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Darkhuntress16 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
My Lord, you did that?! That is so cool! I want your awesome talent xD Awesome work!
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widdledragon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
omg, you talented freak O_O the water is awesome.
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:iconyuumei:
yuumei Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007  Professional General Artist
thank you!!!!
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