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Shemalat's Eye - wax casting by Zanikal
Shemalat's Eye - wax casting
Shemalat is the god of judgment, and his central eye is representative of his watchfulness: these plaques are drilled into the inner-facing surface of prison doors to discourage escape.

Here I poured molten wax in the soaked plaster, then pried it out while it was still slightly flexible to avoid chipping the plaster detail. I filled in a few casting defects with molten wax and cut off the 'prying tab' as well. 

Clay and Plaster stage: zanikal.deviantart.com/art/She…
Original Shemalat sculpt 1: zanikal.deviantart.com/art/Inq…
Original Shemalat sculpt 2: zanikal.deviantart.com/art/Inq…

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Shemalat's Eye - clay and plaster by Zanikal
Shemalat's Eye - clay and plaster
Shemalat is the god of judgment, and his central eye is representative of his watchfulness: these plaques are drilled into the inner-facing surface of prison doors to discourage escape.

On the left is a earthenware sculpted version of his eye (larger than on the original sculpture), being prepared for a plaster mold. On the right is the finished mold, which was poured directly onto the unfired clay and then scrubbed of the clay original. I made certain that the original had proper draft, so that casts (of wax) would not get stuck in the plaster detail. 
Im not very experienced in sculpting with earth-clay, but it seems modeling experience with polymer clay helps a good deal - I still dont really like earth-clay, because of its pesky habit of drying up and its coarse texture, but it is by far the cheapest sort of clay so I might just have to get used to it. 
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Creatures 008 by Zanikal
Creatures 008
the character on the bottom right is the first concept drawing of the (second version of) Solebrud race in my story, the prototype of all future Mghemsolai races - the design will probably change a bit soon, when i create a full body reference. 

(will clean the grain and smudges up later)
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:icontulf42:
tulf42 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for badging back! :D
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Zanikal Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Student General Artist
no problem! ;) 
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Dan-Harding Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Great gallery!!
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Zanikal Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Student General Artist
thank you so much!! im so flattered that you like my work, you are an incredibly talented artist yourself! ive been following you for a few years but i never thought that you would come across/enjoy my work as well! thanks again~
(and my apologies for the late response, ive been trying to find a new place and packing my stuff has really thrown me into disorganization)
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Dan-Harding Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Most welcome and thank you! No worries:) I know how it is I've been in a constant state of moving for what seems like years now. Plus I'm extremely bad at social media :/
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