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Trixie Maquette by bunnimation Trixie Maquette by bunnimation
Made this for my husband for chrstmas. It took a long time but was tons of fun. I know it's not perfect, but for my first attempt it's not too bad. =)
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stewi0001 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
when did you learn how to sculpt!?
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:iconbunnimation:
bunnimation Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I didn't... Just trying my best.
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Bunnies2003 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconcoolplz:
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:iconbunnimation:
bunnimation Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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Gariandos Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great. :meow: How long did it take to make?
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:iconbunnimation:
bunnimation Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much! about 3 days off and on.
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Gariandos Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very impressive for just three days. :meow:
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:iconbunnimation:
bunnimation Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Awww thankyou!
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Gariandos Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :meow:
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BrDrony Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
For me was better without color, but is cool anyway :3
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:iconbunnimation:
bunnimation Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
=(
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:iconbrdrony:
BrDrony Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Don't be sad i'm just an idiot :C
This is awesome :3
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:iconbunnimation:
bunnimation Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Filmographer
;u;
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Nova-W-Hoof Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I'm sure he will love it. c:
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:iconbunnimation:
bunnimation Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
he does. XD
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houka-hearts-kinzoku Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The only complaint I'll ever have is the mouth and that's just me being a jerk. It's nicely done. ^^, Wish someone would actually give me something like this... I have a very unsatisfying life.. ^^'
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:iconbunnimation:
bunnimation Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
lol, thank you! I will try better on the mouth next time!=)
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bobbarder Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
that is awesome
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:iconbunnimation:
bunnimation Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much!
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AduroT Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Yeah, that's pretty damn good if it's your first. My critique would be firstly on the mouth, which looks kind of flat, and then on the eyes, They just seem to lack the emotion that the rest of the figure has.
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bunnimation Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much for the critique! While I humbly disagree with you about the eyes, I would really like to know What would you do differently with the mouth. =)
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AduroT Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
I'm not sure quite What it is about the eyes. I definitely think they look good in the unpainted pictures, but then look somehow off in the painted ones. It might be the eyebrows that are bugging me, maybe a bit thick on those, I keep wanting to look at them so that might be where my issue is. But I'm also not terribly good with drawing/painting eyes myself, so it's hard for me to say how to "do it right".

For the mouth, I'd probably have gone with more of a one sided smirk. Something more uneven and less flat. I'm a big fan/proponent of asymmetrical posing and details. It looks like the corners are pulled up in a bit of a smile when looked at head on, but then coming off of the muzzle/snout/whatever that's called on ponies gives it a bit of a visual effect of just looking like a straight line at other angles. Could then use a bit of cheek to emphasize the up pulled corner/s.

Also random suggestion if you do a future Trixie or other cloak wearing pony/sculpture like this is you might look into plasticard/sheet styrene. Basically a flat sheet of plastic that you could heat to give it the ripples and flows and then still be really smooth.

And I also want to emphasize again that I think this is really good overall. I like the pose, it's nice and dynamic. You say it's your first, and I really gotta wonder if it's actually your first sculpture or merely your first pony sculpture. ;D
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bunnimation Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
@the eyes maybe it's because the picture quality kind of sucks, but i dunno. I'm still pretty happy with them except that one is bigger than the other. As for the mouth it is actually sculpted in, but the black paint kind of makes it look like it's not. however the lop sided grin i completely agree with. @ the cape i'll probably use felt next time actually. the clay was reaaaaally hard to work with and even broke 2 times. P= and it IS my first maquette. I've made miniature chibi things before but nothing like this. XD
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OHCF Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
She seems ready for the Fever.
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:iconbunnimation:
bunnimation Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
she's the GREAT AND POWERFUL TRIXIE!
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PaladinBrony Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I love it bunni! Did you already give it to ANOVA? Really good for your first time. Epic Trixie!
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:iconbunnimation:
bunnimation Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I did. It took many hours so there was no hiding it from him. XD
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PaladinBrony Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Love to see your work. Now in molded form.
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:iconbunnimation:
bunnimation Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
lol
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xGateKeeperx Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Now that is epic.
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:iconbunnimation:
bunnimation Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much!
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kyo4kusanagi Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
AWESOME
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:iconbunnimation:
bunnimation Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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kyo4kusanagi Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yer welcome ^^
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baroquemoon Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
That just looks like sheer dedication!
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:iconbunnimation:
bunnimation Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
it was certainly many hours and some sore fingers.
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luna-howltothemoon Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Photographer
this is awesome!

did you reference off of a tutorial or..? because i really wanna try doing something like this :)
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bunnimation Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
No, I've got a few friends from CCS who used to make these in class, so I asked them a few questions, and found answers to the rest online. I can give you a basic rundown if you want one though.
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luna-howltothemoon Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Photographer
oh really? that would be amazing, thank you!

your friends sound pretty cool :3
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bunnimation Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Filmographer
omg sorry this took so long. >< It got lost in a sea of messeges I've been slowly widdling away. any who. the basics of it are get a wooden base, armature wire, tin foil and super sculpy. attach with a screw the armature wire to the base. make the armature wire into the pose you want and used tin foil to keep it together and bulk up the heavy parts (like the belly). (you could also solder it together if you really wanted.) make sure there is a little peg sticking out the top of the shoulders so you can stick the head on later. add your clay. (you can also add little bits, bake it, add more and bake it. just be aware the longer/ more you cook the clay the sooner it could burn which can make it brittle . before you cook it make sure you put some water on the wood so it doesn't burn.
you can look for cooking times online.
when you're done you'll want to first sand everything with a very rough, medium rough, then fine sandpaper. wash it with soap and water, then you're ready to paint. (probably with acrylic paint and a clear spray on coat)

Hope that helps. XD
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bunnimation Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Filmographer
omg sorry this took so long. >< It got lost in a sea of messeges I've been slowly widdling away. any who. the basics of it are get a wooden base, armature wire, tin foil and super sculpy. attach with a screw the armature wire to the base. make the armature wire into the pose you want and used tin foil to keep it together and bulk up the heavy parts (like the belly). (you could also solder it together if you really wanted.) make sure there is a little peg sticking out the top of the shoulders so you can stick the head on later. add your clay. (you can also add little bits, bake it, add more and bake it. just be aware the longer/ more you cook the clay the sooner it could burn which can make it brittle . before you cook it make sure you put some water on the wood so it doesn't burn.
you can look for cooking times online.
when you're done you'll want to first sand everything with a very rough, medium rough, then fine sandpaper. wash it with soap and water, then you're ready to paint. (probably with acrylic paint and a clear spray on coat)

Hope that helps. XD
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elphaba-rose-wilde Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Looks pretty awesome to me!
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:iconbunnimation:
bunnimation Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much!
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RK-Striker-JK-5 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Not bad at all!
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:iconbunnimation:
bunnimation Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much!
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