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Rat sculpture agouti by philosophyfox Rat sculpture agouti by philosophyfox
Polymer clay over a wire and foil armature. Painted with acrylics and sealed with Citadel Purity Seal.

This was a commission of someone's (deceased) pet as a gift for Christmas. I really enjoyed making this guy, and I really like how his fur turned out.

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olnewtalkiii Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Awesome mate...no match
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winkiemcfrinky Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
OMG so cute!
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Fubatsu-Enkou Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A very lively stance and expression~
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angelratdesigns Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this really does show all the best of what a rat means to us humans. you can see the smile in the eyes, the love and trust in the pose. the only thing slightly off is a slight lack of delicacy in the fingers and toes, but i would rather have a lack of delicacy than a toe that broke off from being too perfectly delicate.
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philosophyfox Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Thank you. It is so hard getting the feet/tails right/more dynamic and balance the risk of them breaking in transit. I am working on a new blend of clay in order that I might get finer detail, or baking in pieces if it doesn't work. It's so hard getting them to the right scale, they are always at least 25% bigger than they should be!
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jenaisme001 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
how much would something like this cost? I think I will have to put my family pet rat down today and would love to have something as a memorial, to go outside where we bury him.
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philosophyfox Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
I'm sorry for not getting back to you sooner. My commission info can be found here:
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looks very realistic, love it!
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Mitch-el Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
This is very nicely done, both anatomically and aesthetically. Great work! :)

-- Mitch
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philosophyfox Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Thank you :D
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Mitch-el Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
You're welcome! :aww:

-- Mitch
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Welpje Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Those details are amazing very beautiful =D
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philosophyfox Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Thank you, I'm really glad you think so. :)
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LeiliaClay Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh my gosh, this guy is just so cute! I love his face, he has so much expression and personality! Beautiful work on this one. <3
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philosophyfox Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Thank you :blush:
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skansen Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
great job!
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LucysLilWorld Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What a cutie :D
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Katie-0-o Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Holy crap! This is amazing!
How long did it take you? This is just outstanding.
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philosophyfox Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
These chaps take up to three months to make, I think about 72 hours in total, approximately, but as I rely on daylight for much of it, I am limited during the winter months.

I'm glad you like him :)
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Katie-0-o Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh wow, that's a long time, but it's so well done.
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ketari Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Oh my, that's absolutely adorable. <3
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Purple-Potatoez Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
very well done =3
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Purple-Potatoez Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
in other words, I agree with lucidpants xD

didn't see that they made the same comment xD
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srspibble Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg I want one <3
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boegeob Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
This is gorgeous. Wonderful fine detail in the fur, ears and tail. :D
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:iconphilosophyfox:
philosophyfox Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Thank you :)
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boegeob Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
=D
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MiiruFae Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
I love your work :) Your rats have so much personality.
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philosophyfox Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
I'm glad you think so, thank you :)
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Incredibly cute! Wonderful sculpture, I can easily see how much love you put into it :aww:
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philosophyfox Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
:D Thank you. I know they aren't anatomically perfect, but I try and focus on the character of the rat as much as I do the shape and colours.
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
You're very close to the real anatomy and I know rat anatomy is difficult, so you can be proud of your sculpture :nod: You're welcome!
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:iconphilosophyfox:
philosophyfox Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Thank you, your comments mean a lot to me :)
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:iconduzloo:
Duzloo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
No problem! :wave:
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ruinedbyproxy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done.
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:iconphilosophyfox:
philosophyfox Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Thank you.
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