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Adding more stuff. decided a full shot showing Lea's base detail would be good.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-05-17

Is it the sculptor or the sculpture standing in the gallery
Or is it but the tenderness with which her hands were guided
To discard the inessentials and reveal the perfect truth...

Leacothea full; a masterpiece from ~Sleetwealth. ( Featured by SRaffa )
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Absolutley beautiful, my I ask what material use. Checked the comments but got confused.
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DistortedSmile Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured as part of an ~arthistory Interview :) ---> [link]
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Lofing Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Nita I believe this one is your best. Like I told you back then, as you gaze upon her, she looks into you.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
well she was one I spent months on back when I wasnt under so much pressure to sell. I kept her all these years because shes one of my breakthrough pieces. before this I was timid about opening the skin of my sculpts. SO , I guess theres something to be said for going with your mad impulses!
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kevindost Featured By Owner May 18, 2010   Artisan Crafter
oh this is the best
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Endearaegn1 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
[link] even as it seems to find Liberty
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khor11 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Once again.... stunning!
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JadeStone717 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
I would totaly love to see all the detail on the base close up. I'm sure it took alot of work and time and I think people should be able to see the details
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electric-ace Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Astonishing and masterful! She's enrapturing!
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SkyeTrinity Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome! :dance: Congrats on the new DD. :)
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Karnidina Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Holy goodness she looks as if she was made of marble. There is so much fine detail in this sculpture. ^^ I love the fact the face is so shapely but unique in its own. I love the base on her as well.(looks like a lot of careful work) I admire all the little details you have added.
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IsabelPython Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
She's gorgeous. How did you get the Translucent (?) to stand up to such detailed sculpting? It looks like Sculpy, but Sculpy's so squishy....
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CryptCat Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Cool!
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S0WIL0 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Congrats on the DD! Amazing work as always! The delicacy in each layered detail is so stunning!
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nuintholiel Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes!!! Your whole gallery should be DDs :clap:
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3ddream Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
very beautiful
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Alizabith Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Student General Artist
The eyes- they go right through your soul.
It reminds me of Neil Gaiman's story-poem Sea Change. [link]
Check it out. You'll see what I mean.
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MoldSaint Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
It's so pretty
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density-tmr Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
This is stunning - unique yet familiar at the same time. excellent shape. Well done.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks:D
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Spanglerart Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
VERY nice! Grats on the DD!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks:) I didnt know till you said so! haha
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RiteSide13 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
this is really really lovely!
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Tulla-Morwen Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
nice!
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Akamar Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
*whimpers as her desire to sculpt comes back with a vengence... there just isn't time...*

It's amazing... :3
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Sulime Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
I'm speachless. :wow:
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool :)Her close up as a work in progress is much better to see details.
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nyrouf Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
awesome_work!!
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Kebeca1690 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Breathtaking, so detailled indeed, almost expect her to start singing....
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW ...
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archanN Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
amazing!!
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FantasyButterfly Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
-GASP- grats on the DD babe!! XD happy for you! <3
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bakero-ichiban Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooooooh! congrats on the DD!! :w00t:
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RainySkyz Featured By Owner May 17, 2010   Writer
VERY beautiful!
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CleverNamesAreTaken Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing.
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Flash-13 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
and this one is really so cool! looks like ancient art! fabulous!
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SkyeTrinity Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful...awe, so jealous!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:) If its any consolation I spent months on her.
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EMasqueradeGallery Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
I'm just browsing back through your gallery and came across this lady once more. I'm so glad you never painted her -she's so beautiful and I'd hate to see all that detail disappear behind paint.

How do you manage to get all of those little details: whirls and pits, etc. in all of your clay sculpts? It's amazing the amount of detail you're able to get!:)

Great job!:D
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi, Thanks:)
This one had so much texture I thought including color would only make it too busy and distracting. This way she is classic:)
I use a very small ball stylus ,my favorite doo dad to sculpt with and a small travel version of a dental pick that is bent into aslight hook.
I guess the rest is my gift and a little ocd. At first the clay is soft ,but if you work over months the clay slowly firms up. You can add even finer work with tiny tools such as needles and wire.
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EMasqueradeGallery Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
I have a small stylus instrument I use for the feather details of my masks. They do come in handy.:D

You have amazing patience then, I love all the little details you put into your work. I wish I could one day own a piece like Leacothea -she is AMAZING!:D

Thanks for the reply.:)
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh yeah its a great tool for organic work. The round head is smaller than a pinhead.

I guess I do have alot of patience ,but also its something I enjoy and dotn realy have to try to do. its like doodling.

Some of my smaller peice have engravings too,but Lea is special because I worked larger and realy let go. After I let myself go so far with the ebgravings and didnt end up with a ruined mess then I fealt stronger. So now its a staple of my style.
I will be trying to make a resin cast ball jointed doll with engravings like Lea so, thats maybe something to look forward to.:)
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CuFtaMaSter Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
she is absolutely gorgeous
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MacGregor Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
Gorgeous work on the base! Such fluidity and intricate detail, really amazing :clap:
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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kolaboy Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
This is lovely :nod:
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you:)
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nosyd Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
divine and gorgeous... like an ancient treasure saved from atlantis, salvaged from the deep forgotten ocean. the details and flow of it are just exquisite. :+fav:
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you !!:) You got it! Leacothea Spelled( Leucothea )is a sea godess.
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Fairykist Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wow !!!!
Amazing... she is wonderful :nod:
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