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Riyadh -wing anatomy by Zanikal
Riyadh -wing anatomy
even the slightest alteration to the natural construction of a body leads to a million and four complications...and you almost certainly cant solve them all with conventional logic. 
because really, if it were possible/practical it would in all likelihood already exist. 

this is a rough concept sketch of how Riyadh's wings work. (or rather, hardly do) the main problem his design encounters is that his muscles would seriously rub against each other with contradictory movements (and therefore be practically useless). if i was being truly faithful to functionality, i would've made his chest muscles and bones like a birds, but that would have compromised his overall humanoid form (which is important to his predominant bloodline, the whynterrfahl). 

what i usually do is try my best to make a design believable/accurate, and then anything getting in the way of the defining design elements is scrapped in favor of the vision i have for the character. 
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Shemalat's Eye - metal by Zanikal
Shemalat's Eye - metal
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.

Unfortunately i couldn't get any pictures of the actual pouring (i was quite busy not spilling molten metal and getting in anyone's way), but this is what is chipped out of the ceramic shell at the end of it. Using an angle grinder, i cut the plaques off of the sprue tree and cleaned up the pointy/sharp remnants. Then i drilled holes in the corners with a drill press so they could be nailed to a wall, chiseled the metal casting defects (air bubbles from the detail coat) off, sandblasted the remaining shell off, and gave them a patina (liver of sulphur). The far right is how they were displayed in the show Otherworlds (more and better content on that later ;) ). 

Ceramic Shell stage: zanikal.deviantart.com/art/She…
Wax Spruing stage: zanikal.deviantart.com/art/She…
Wax Casting stage: zanikal.deviantart.com/art/She…
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 - ceramic shell by Zanikal
Shemalat's Eye - ceramic shell
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 ive taken the wax sprue tree and dipped it in a slurry (stucco) mix. Then i sifted silica granules over it (starting with 2 coats of fine granules for detail, then about 6-7 coats of coarse granules to build up the thickness). Each coat can take anywhere from half an hour to 2 hours to dry depending on the thickness of the slurry, so it takes quite a while. The silica sand is really awful to breathe (its basically glass dust), so I have to wear a respirator at all times when working in this stage. 

Wax Spruing stage: zanikal.deviantart.com/art/She…
Wax Casting stage: zanikal.deviantart.com/art/She…
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 - wax spruing by Zanikal
Shemalat's Eye - wax spruing
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.

In preparation for metal casting, ive fused the waxes onto a sprue-tree so that i can cast them all at once. I used the indirect spruing method and air vents to ensure optimal fill quality (even though the ceramic shell is supposed to be self-venting). 

Wax Casting stage: zanikal.deviantart.com/art/She…
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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Zanikal
Disme Casilio
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Fairly eccentric, perfectionist, very unopinionated, and very curious. Contrary to popular belief, rather friendly.
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:icon7ix:
7ix Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Student Photographer
Thank you so much for points!   
For me it is a great assistance and support in this hard period.. Heart
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Zanikal Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Student General Artist
no problem, im glad i could be of help :) 
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spiralofvertigo Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous design work.
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Zanikal Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Student General Artist
thank you so much, you have some gloriously unique characters of your own, of the kind i see almost nowhere else (a sure rarity in the world of creature design). keep up the good work! and let me know if you are interested in collaborating sometime, or if you want constructive feedback on a piece (for whatever my opinion is worth, haha) 
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tulf42 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for badging back! :D
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