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Song : Unicorn girl by Sleetwealth Song : Unicorn girl by Sleetwealth
Song is 6& 1/2" to the tips of her crown.

She is excited to be growing her beautiful new horn!
A coming of age for her people. But there are growing pains to endure!
I was amped about the concept of a horn that grows out of a fissure at the pituary gland rather than plunkled on top of the head.
I reasoned as a child a race of unihorned people would be hornless and they would sprout, with headaches and some blood as the skin splits. Slowly throughout adulthood the crown grows shut.

I used a new paint method on this. I painted precure. Pushing the brush into the paint and clay to make a skin texture.
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Given 2012-08-25
The suggester said: "Not only that the sculpture is beautiful, but the story accompanied with the sculpture helps illustrating the tangible world the artist has created." Song: Unicorn Girl by ~Sleetwealth ( Suggested by Ballistyc and Featured by SRudy )
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This is another piece by the lovely Sleetwealth that has blown me away, literally! Her sculptures are unique, well crafted and always stunning. This is no exception. The story that goes along with this precious little girl only furthers the impact of the photo. Small details like teeth and bumps on the still growing horn make it well worth the time to look. My only qualm is something small and trivial, sometimes the painting is a bit off on very small parts, such as her chest. But even with that I had to look quite hard to find /anything/ wrong with this beautiful sculpture.

You never cease to amaze me!
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In addition to the awesome craftsmanship and acumen brought to bear on the technical challenges of sculpture, there's a bandwidth of emotion on the human spectrum that you're exceptionally articulate with, particularly in that realm between ecstasy and pain, agony and epiphany...
The features have been masterfully coaxed from the material with such a sensuous and organic touch that it's difficult to remember this is polymer and not living tissue; the technique of pushing brush points of pigmentation into the clay prior to curing enables the sculpture to inhabit a subcutaneous dimension as well as the one immediately available to our eyes, and further defines the sense one has of an individual and vital life force.
Created with so much empathy and compassion that viewing it is as much about marveling at the technical accomplishments as it is about submitting to the emotions so powerfully at work here.
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racotaco Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:O
I just want to help her ;;
i usually dont like these kind of things... they shock me. but this.. even though shocking, is a great work of craftmansship.
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BlueberryCrazy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
This is so...bizzare! but captivating too. I find myself imagining her race, her world. Her eyes appear bruised and it looks so painful but I can imagine her family would be proud of her reaching this milestone, maybe they'd be tell her their own stories from when they grew horns, helping to ease the pain with herbs....there's a whole world in this one image.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
yes haha. I even though the star pendant was a gift from her gran.
I like to imagine that kind of thing. and of course want others too build their own stories into it.
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BlueberryCrazy Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
:)
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:iconmichaeladamalpert:
michaeladamalpert Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Artist
Very interesting piece, I like this a lot.
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clayjase69 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
amazing work
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ClockWorkUmbrella Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A little eerie looking, but still beautiful none the less.
The whole idea of it is quite nice, plus, she's very, VERY pretty~
While it may be weird to say, I find that mouth to be really interesting. For one, it seems like the most life like aspect of the whole thing. Plus...It's just kind of interesting to look at.
A very nice job indeed. A DD is absolutely deserved here.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I find the mouths most interesting in my sculpts. and I like to show more life or breathe by opening them.
this one didnt have glass eyes so it changed the focal point.
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GameFreakZone Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Was this fantasy world created by you?
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:iconsleetwealth:
Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well yes. though Im mot the first to think of girls with unicorn horns. I think Im the first to think of it growing out of a skull fissure from the pituary gland as a puberty like rite of passage.
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COCO-monster Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
She's So Adorable <3
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:iconudtheaesir:
UDtheAesir Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Damn.. that's impressive!
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:iconart4life217:
art4life217 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student General Artist
this is beautiful.
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:iconkuroneko647:
kuroneko647 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
That is SO cool.
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:iconchocolate-kitten5:
Chocolate-kitten5 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
No, it's fine, I didn't need sleep tonight or anything.
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VICINITYOFOBSC3NITY Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
The fuck
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:iconeternalstay:
EternalStay Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
It totally gives me the creeps! :fear:
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TipsyTeacup Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. I love sculpture - it's like giving birth to emotion with your hands.. but the painting..? that brings a whole new level in. I've never painted a sculpture of mine, and now I want to.. so badly.

Her mouth is amazing. paint and sculpt!

the only thing that kind of bothers me is how messy the paint looks around her shoulder area..
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you . it is.
try it !:D
I do tend to get rough and lazy with painting. heh
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saint67 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So lifelike.eerie and beautiful at the same time.
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Saccstry Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Congratulations on the DD! She's so pretty :D
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:iconsleetwealth:
Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you dove:D
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:iconbrokenbabydollz:
brokenbabydollz Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Really beautiful headpiece. And an incredibly unique expression
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TheLearningArtist Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is just amazing.
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Herebellama Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very lifelike, also I love the idea of the horn growing as a type of puberty thing. Although not necessarily puberty, I mean it like a significant change to the body which is a signal tp the passing into adulthood.
I also like the fact that like in real life, it would not be a painless experience either. Also the 'crown' is both creepy and cool, I assume that's embedded into her skull? Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
yes I put some lore in to horn growth so it had meaning and seems realistic.
the crown in meat to be a sort of living fungus that works as a natural wound dressing
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Herebellama Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
OOo I like that idea. *fungus dressing*
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
yup this fungus just happens to be blue and has eyes:)
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Herebellama Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
So it'll go away when her horn has healed? Or will it stay there as an adult?
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
yes it will wear away when the wounds are healed.
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jnneDesign Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Breathtaking is the only word that discribes the experience I get at the first glimpse of this powerful sculpture.
This is beyond art - this is life!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautifully said thank you:)
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DepartmentM Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is horrifying. I love it.
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DonBoczini Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Amazing job
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:icontitan303:
Titan303 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
holy shit!!!! O__O
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TheSoulofHarmony Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahahahah i thought the same thing .__.'
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:iconlokislullaby:
Lokislullaby Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This... is so... beautiful..
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VelvetTiger Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012   General Artist
Congrats on your DD! You have always been making phenomenal work! <3
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:iconwas471:
was471 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Her eyes paints more than a thousand words,...stunning work.
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teardropsofrain Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow. I can see you put a lot of effort into this! Looking amazing!
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mangasockattack Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work, congrats on the DD!
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Diamond-Stud Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student
Wow. That's very emotional and beautiful. Now I flinched at the thought of sprouting a horn. Great work! ♥ :)
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warmteardrops Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student General Artist
very cool!
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TheLearningArtist Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is such a fabulous conception. I also used to imagine that growing a horn would be somewhat gruesome and hurt a lot.
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DrSinkie Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Drunken baby + Skyrim = THIS?!
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:iconsleetwealth:
Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
hmm I get the drunken baby but Skyrim no since I sculpted this in 09.maybe Skyrim is inspired by me;)
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nataroque Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
breathtaking, really. I love the details on her, especially her lips. So gorgeous
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Seulement1 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
woow
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obturatedAcquisition Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Photographer
Wow I feel like I have a horn growing out of my forehead like this sometimes.

It really is fuckin' painful.

Amazing work and concept though!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
haha yes me too. migranes?
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