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Hooded Fancy Rat Sculpture by philosophyfox Hooded Fancy Rat Sculpture by philosophyfox
A (long awaited) commission that was finally completed, and mailed out to their new home today.

This has been a bit of a huge task for me - a lot of detail, and two rats together - it was a bit of a worry that they wouldn't hold together. Let's just hope they make it to their new home in one (or minimal ;) ) piece(s)!

I'm not going to dwell on any negatives - overall it was a satisfying project and I've learned a lot, and I had a good deal of fun making these chaps - which I feel is important.

Super Sculpey over a wire and foil armature, painted with acrylics and sealed with Citadel Purity Seal. About 80 hours of work.

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JillyFoo Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You managed to make these rat statues so cute! That's hard to do!
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philosophyfox Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Aww thank you! :D
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
they are lovely!
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babyfatcatk Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
They did arrive in one piece, and now occupy pride of place in our home. We are so pleased with them! The photos don't do them justice really - in real life they look even more incredible, and the marking etc are perfect,
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LeiliaClay Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awwwww, their little faces are just too cute! I'm really impressed with their poses and how well they seem to go together! They are so adorable. :)
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philosophyfox Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Thank you :D They were a lot of fun to make and I've learnt lots from the experience too!
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shell1805 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is fantasic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :0) x
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philosophyfox Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Thank you x
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Jennut Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This was really awesome! I love the pose, my mice used to sit like that on each other :)
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philosophyfox Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
:D Aww I love mice :heart: And thank you!
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thetriforcebearer Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow! these are really good! You should seriously be proud of them ^^
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philosophyfox Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Thank you :)
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TomBoyWithFire Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
So Cute! :heart:
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philosophyfox Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
:D Thank you
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TomBoyWithFire Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
:D
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KumoriYori Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
I think you did a great job! They look very solid and as long as the postal service treats the package with care (they never do it seems) It should hold up well.
Your rats are realistic but have a cartoonish cuteness about them. Very nice work.
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philosophyfox Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
I think if our postal service see a fragile sticker they see it as free reign to play football with the package :XD:
Thank you for the kind words. My rats' noses have got a lot rounder since I first started them! I am much better at doing cartoony than all-out realistic...I like doing animal smiles and frowns too much :D
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