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Sneaking in to the goblin mark by Sleetwealth Sneaking in to the goblin mark by Sleetwealth
8"faerie
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:iconjimmy-jam:
Jimmy-Jam Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
so good hun :) just asking goblin market , is that to do with c rossetti poem :)
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Not specificly,but I supose in some small way. She is wearing a goblin mask, a commission request and that title came to me.
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Jimmy-Jam Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
she rely good hun very pretty and i think your amazing :D
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S0WIL0 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
I love her wings and pose. Her face is amazing. The expression looks alive.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you:) These wings are always so difficult for me and so I avoid making fairies much!
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S0WIL0 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
You can not tell that they are difficult to make! You always make gorgeous wings!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
It took me a long time to find a way I liked to make the wire and film wings. I used to sculpt them ,but it was too heavy and fragile. So many fairy makers have gorgeous wings,but whenever I made them of fantasy film they looked plastic.
I airbrushed these and that cuts the plastic look and is more fitting for the soft nautral look of my work.
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S0WIL0 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
I like all of your wings actually. The hand sculpted ones are awesome!
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Fio-de-Prata Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
This has a fantasy and adventure feel that i used to find on certain books when i was little. I like the concept, I think you managed quite well to represent it with this sculpture. I love her determined expression.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thats great thanks for the compliment. yah I do think she almost has a Arthur Rackham feeling.
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Fio-de-Prata Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
Not a problem. I didn't knew this ilustrator but I like his works, thanks!
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Fio-de-Prata Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
I just noticed the eye that catches the light...Are the eyes made of glass or do you use some kind of varnish if you don't mind me asking?
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Acorncupcake Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful hun :)
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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fehervarju Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
it is beautiful but you already know that :) what are her wings made of?
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :) they are made of cellophane and wire.
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karemelancholia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008

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AngelusNoir Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008   General Artist
wonderfully emotive piece...really looks like she belongs in Rossetti's poem[goblin market,I presume?;)]....and the wings are just masterly......wonderful piece of faery art:)
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for commenting. Actauly I havent read Rossetti's poem. I guess I should do that now!
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AngelusNoir Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008   General Artist
oh,you should...it's a wonderfully complex poem...and although the allegorical overtones may seem a bit heavy-handed today,the descriptive passages and pervasive air of fantasy is wonderful...I have a few sketches myself which I may submit one day;)...I read it as a child,and was amused to learn that Christina's brother[the great pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti] kept a wombat[which is how she describes one of the goblins],in his private menagerie..[and being from Oz,I found that a droll detail....:XD:]
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I looked it up and managed to read peices of it. It sounds good and Ill read it again in more detail for some inspiration maybe:D! Im surprised I didnt find this because how much I love the raphaelites work and the arts craft movement.

Im fond of goblins anyway!
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Bloodtruffle Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008
Your creations look like Waterhouse paintings stepped out of their canvas and you were the lucky person to take pictures of their escape. Magnificent!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I adore all PreRaphealite artists and am trying for a little of that style. With practice I think I can nail it exactly.
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TheBrassGlass Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
Hmm. Her right arm (the one on the left of the picture, the one folded up in front of her) appears to be a bit too long. The elbow is lower than her left arm's elbow. Can't fix it now though, yah? This has been fired. Anyways, everything else looks great. Her wings and hair are beautiful and I love the expression in her face, like some wild creature that is uncertain yet if it should run away. Quite lovely. You make beautiful work. :heart:
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmm.. Im not sure now since I dont have the figure anymore to check ,but here are two possible factors.
The left shoulder is dropped lower than the right side and the left arm is folded in front of her and the right one is down by her side. In the camera that would make the foreground arm appear larger.

Thank you for your kind comments and crit. I appeciate you taking the time:)
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spacecadet08 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
FAR OUT your good :omg:
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Why thanks. She worked out better than I expected. To start I didnt even know what she was doing.
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myrorostudio Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
It doesn't show you had problems, they're beautiful! I'm thinking of making my own eyes as well but find it a bit fiddly. At the mo I just sculpt them. Do you mind if I ask how you do it?
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Note me and Ill show you a link for a simialr method.
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AmyKollarAnderson Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
Love that leg, and the wings are lovely!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Did you see the paintings I posted? I put one in scraps.
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AmyKollarAnderson Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
I hadn't... What a dark, moody piece! She seems to just ooze into the quagmire. It definitely has the same kind of emotion content as your dolls, but with your dolls you get those amazing details. Thanks for posting.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Actauly I was a bit obsessed with detail I was better at that than form,value or composion. That is an incomplete peice so is very basic. I didnt have the skill that I have in clay. but that style is still visible in both.
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AmyKollarAnderson Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
Definitely!
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cldart Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
Gah, love this one!! She's gorgeous. Those wings are amazing. :D
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :) Im just getting use to making wings so , Im happy you think they are good.
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myrorostudio Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
Love the eyes, lots of expression!! Do you make your own?
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you yes I make them. These I had problems with though.
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BeautifulBizarreMag Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
awwwwwwwwwwww she is so gorgeous my friend :wow: :faint: :heart:
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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Middy-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
This is an absolutely amazing sculpture! I am particularly curious about how you have made the wings... Care to let me in on your secret? =P
Absolutely perfectly made! I adore your attention to detail in the faces, hands and feet in all of your sculptures... Especially since they are fairly small in size =]
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
The wings are wire glued to cellophane. Then they are airbrushed and sealed. They are flexible and posable.
Thank you . I am fanatic about detail!
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Middy-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
Whoah! Wire glued to cellophane?! Holy crap am I able to experiment with that? I think I have some fine beading wire and celephane that I could use.
I recently stumbled upon a book of a lady's art where she made faeries clothing out of things found in the natural environment. So she used pressed flowers and leaves and such to make these little clothes. I was thinking of making some and to also incorporate wings like you've done would just really top it off =]
Thansk for taking the time to answer my comment =]
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, cheap stuff and you can find anywhere.There are tutorials online too if you seach for fairy wings.

Is that the Fairyality book? Those are cool little clothes. Too bad on a real figure would probably become brittle and decompose,but it would be great for collage work.
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Middy-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
Yes! I'm glad you've heard of the book! I've been looking for Fairy-type books in local bookstores (also graphics design) but they don't seem to have much. I wrote down the name of the book when I found it though! Collage and mixed media are always a delight to do!

Thanks for you helpful advice! =D
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
You should look at amazon. If you search a book it tells you others that are similar Then you can check ebay with titles you are interested in and get them cheaper sometimes.

Your welcome:)
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Middy-Wolf Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
oooh! just another quick question about these wings... what gauge wire did you use?
I've got 20 gauge and 28. I was thinking of using the 20 for just the tops of the wings and the 28 for the details. having the thicker one along the top would make it more stable i would think...
but yeah, if you've got some time to answer that, i'd be honoured :) thanks!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I think its 26 gauge wire,but they dont have the labels on em anymore. I used a heavier gauge on my latest fairy for the top wire and some of the inner wires. Ill be posting her.
I think its logical the heavier wire will help keep the wing perky.
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Middy-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
You are absolutely full of brilliant ideas! hahaha thanks again!!
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TamonteN Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
amazing as allwais :) hey i have acquired the clay e today i have started to work on my first scuplt! wow it's a great material!! when i have finished it i'll tell you from first:D
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