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Mickie and Willie by DragonsAndBeasties Mickie and Willie by DragonsAndBeasties
These two were a special order by my husband's grandmother for her daughter...I guess my Aunt-in-law? Lol anyways! They were made after two beloved horses (the little one, Willie, is still alive) Sorry it's kind of a bad shot of them. Their pose made it hard to photograph them together very well :(

Individual pics here:


It's rare for me to do anything realistic, but I really wanted to make them special. I also like to challenge myself now and then so I don't get lazy about anatomy. It was a really good exercise, though it definitely solidified my desire to stick with cute stuff. While I CAN make more realistic critters, I don't enjoy it anywhere near as much as making cute stuff.

I get the feeling every once in a while that some people think I'm a one trick pony. So I thought it'd be cool to show just what I am capable of making, but simply CHOOSE not to.

I actually did enjoy making these two because they were a special project. After I do unique projects like this I don't really want to do them again. They're interesting the one time, not so much after that :XD:

I actually took progression shots [link] Someone suggested I do that on one of my sculptures so I thought it'd be fun to show how I made these guys. I'll do another for a dragon at some point :)

I WILL NOT BE MAKING ANYMORE REALISTIC HORSES.
Unless you want to throw ridiculous amounts of money at me, of course.

Handsculpted by me from Premo Sculpey clay, white horse is 4 inches tall, small details painted with acrylics

QUESTIONS???
Please visit my FAQ page [link] before asking questions about techniques and materials. Just about every question I get is covered there. Iím not trying to be rude, I just get tired of answering the same questions over and over ^^;
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Silverclaw2931 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Omg I wish I could do that ^^ I love it awesome job 
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6goose1994 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
so assume  
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ElfIthilwen Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!! I love it!!! So adorable!!! You're amazing!!La la la la La la la la Heart Heart Heart 
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Kathrynthezebraaa Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013

Please do more realistic animals!!! I love them

 

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crochetkitty29 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
wow they look great
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evikted Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
I totally understand your feeling of "proving yourself" with more "Traditional" pieces, and I have to say this one really blows it all out of the water. This is SOOOOOOOO Beautiful. The shape is perfect, and the paint job on Mickie is flawless.

I hope someone throws ridiculous amounts of money at you regardless :)
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brandi3981 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
was Mickey Willie's mama?
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Nutty-NekoSprite Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love all your sculptures! <3 Sorry for the favebomb, I can't help it! All is too cute!
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brandi3981 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i started fave spaming around midnight last night
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Cheery-Cherry Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
thats sooo cute! i cant beleive you made them! <3
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NightLaneMust Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
So how much would ridiculous amounts of money be?
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brandi3981 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:icondrevilplz::iconsaysplz:one million dollars
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:iconseer-sha:
seer-sha Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
You are amazing. I don't think I have the patience to ever go into this much detail with clay!
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PenguinsPlunder Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow. really just wow. I love to see how much you've progressed from when you were first needing advice on getting an Etsy account set up! hahah your work is gorgeous
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DragonsAndBeasties Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awww thanks! You know if it wasn't for you, I might have never even gotten into all of this. Kristi just randomly mentioned one day that you made clay charms and sold them online, and I thought that was the coolest thing ever. I'd never even heard of etsy until then. I had always sculpted as a hobby and the idea of turning that into a business had really never occurred to me. I was at a crossroads then, trying to figure out where to go career-wise, (burnt out working on videogames) so really, you started all of this! It's really the best decision I've ever made, so thank you so much for getting me started and encouraging me along the way. It really means a lot to me! :love:
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PenguinsPlunder Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
^_^ I'm so glad I could help in some small way. And I'm so glad you were able to follow your dream and come so far! I knew your stuff was amazing and you'd have no problem getting it off the ground lol
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DragonsAndBeasties Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awwww you're so sweet! It's been quite the journey. It's kinda weird that I have this crazy following online now. Working from home, I go days and days without human interaction other than the hubby, so it is weird to think that thousands of people are watching me online. Kinda blows my mind O_o

Next time I'm in town I wanna come see all the stuff you've been working on and play with your silly ferret critters! :D
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PenguinsPlunder Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You totally should! Kristi's been over a lot lately and it's been super fun! Can't say I've been focusing much on my clay stuff, but it'd be awesome to see you!

It's so cool that you have such a huge fan base! Hope your wrist continues to improve
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KeidoGraphfx Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
It's neat, PenguinsPlunder that you helped get Becca going. She has now helped me (by inspiration) to start my own sculpting business and see where that takes me. I am working on my own style and critters :) Thanks Becca. Little did you know you are helping others out there!

By the way, Becca I was also into video game making and movie production but lost interest near graduation. I made it and got my diploma but never worked in the industry, unfortunately... but instead decided to start my own business with clay AND I have taken the route of a graphic artist. When I read your little blurb on ETSY I was shocked at how similar we were, that is probably why I find you such an inspiration! :) 
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SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely!
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GoodGirl-BadGirl Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
They're so cute. :aww:
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Fayina-Kei-Sancia Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
They turned out beautifully! Their legs look perfect and I really love the dappling effect on Mickie.
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Arrowmoor-Stud Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
I want to steal :D and I need to practce making this sort of thing I've made a few sculptures in the past and yeah i should practice but just don't really have the money for the primo its a bit expensive O.o
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Katwyn-Lauryl Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL I totally understand about the horse thing LOL!!! You did GREAT! Especially jealous of how you did the hind legs! lol
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JeggeJ Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
HOLYBALUGA. The want to throw ridiculous amounts of money at you is almost overwhelming, save the fact I have no money. Sorry for the both of us. ;C
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Ilenora Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, these are amazing! It is such a shame you don't enjoy making them though, because I do love them even more than your regular ponies. The stylised but still realistic look is just adorable and so delicate and pretty!
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Karaudo Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
They're beautiful!!! <3
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ServalPhynx Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
you did so good OHMYGOSH!
im super jealous! You're reaaally talented with your clay:D
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StarlitStables Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so cute!!
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puddinpop2004 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
thats so cool
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Aiohon12 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student
awww
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mysterychik Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
These are absolutely gorgeous!
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Diffethan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.. theyre amazing!
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Silver-Monster Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love these two! So cute! :heart:
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Twizz3985 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Beautifully done, like the rest of your work. My fiance and I will be commissioning you for a dragon cake topper within the next couple years hopefully. :)
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Jarreth Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
O_O - I think with these you've outdone yourself this time - well done on the 'realism' aspect - you've totally nailed it ^_^
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AtomicTaco24 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, they're so cute!! I like little Willie the best :) You're such a great artist!!
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kurrypai012 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness these are wonderful! Such talent! *looks at them a bit longer*...awwwwhh they're just so adorable! *pets them carefully*
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gmdwilcox Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nicely done. Horses are one of the hardest things to do no matter what the media and these two are just adorable.
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Syroyoga16 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Artist
Wow your really good at this keep up the good work artist
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ae-Lit Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Interface Designer
You should make more instead, they are really good ^^
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Archer7Tadayoshi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The small brown one looks like it's going to suddenly move like a playful dog or something. LoL
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KiusLady Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG so cute!!
The paint job on the dappled grey is amazing!!!
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cute !
excellent sculpts :)
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StableDaydreams Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I WANT THESE! :XD:
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XStar-The-HedgehogX Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, they are so adorable.^^ I just love how you make horses and dragons, they are two of my most favorite animals in the world!:love: (Even though dragons really don't exist, I still love them.XD)
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Nebride7 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
These are lovely!
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Om-nom-nomnivore Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I think your realistic horses look great! It does look like much more work than doing something not as realistic.
The little one is my favorite :). you got the legs just right!
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mydragonrjasperandme Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG!!!!!!! THIS IS SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM IN LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!! :love: :heart: :love: :heart:
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Wolfpaint776 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Oh my gosh !!! those are sooooooooooooooo cute !!!!
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