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Wolves and Fireflies Sculpture by LeiliaClay Wolves and Fireflies Sculpture by LeiliaClay
Wow, this was quite an involved sculpture! I think I may need to take a break from sculpting anymore wolves for a bit after this one. XD

This was a commission for :iconlupana:, depicting a scene from her story. I really loved painting all the different markings on each of the wolves, and those tiny fireflies are pretty cute! :D Just for fun, I even gave the fireflies a coating of glow-in-the-dark paint. It's a bit hard to tell, but the lower photo kind of shows how they glow.

The wolves, fireflies and rock formation are sculpted from Super Sculpey/Sculpey Firm polymer clay over foil armatures. There are painted with a acrylic paints and sealed using Testor's Dullcote and Varathane's Water-based Polyurathane. They are mounted on a wooden base that has been stained, and model kit turf was added for grass.

Etsy Shop: [link] Commission Info: [link] Twitter: [link] Tumblr: [link]
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This si really great :D
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:iconleiliaclay:
LeiliaClay Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! :D
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure ;)
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:iconankhmut:
Ankhmut Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconleiliaclay:
LeiliaClay Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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:iconkatara-sama:
Katara-sama Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG How much are they? could you make me one for my boyfriend?
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:iconleiliaclay:
LeiliaClay Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you like it! :) This particular piece was a commission involving the commissioner's original characters, so I cannot remake it exactly. However, I do accept custom sculpture commissions if you have something in mind. You can check out my pricing guidelines here: [link]
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:iconkatara-sama:
Katara-sama Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats to pricey for me. sorry :( I mean its great prices. but I just cant right now
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:iconleiliaclay:
LeiliaClay Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem, I completely understand. :)
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thatīs so adorable!
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:iconleiliaclay:
LeiliaClay Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! ^^
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!
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KibaWolf06 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
So cute! Awesome!
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:iconleiliaclay:
LeiliaClay Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! :D
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:iconfiat500s:
fiat500S Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous! You've really captured the sweetness of the moment.
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:iconleiliaclay:
LeiliaClay Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, thank you! :)
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ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
These look great! You must have put a lot of work into them :)
The model turf could have come over as tacky, but it doesn't at all, it helps make the whole scene even better. I think it's because you did such a great job on the texturing and colouring of the rock and making it look real that the grass works so well with the scene. The characters look so smooth and neat too. Bet you have one happy customer ^-^
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:iconleiliaclay:
LeiliaClay Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!

I'm glad the model turf turned out well. I'm always looking for more excuses to use it. XD I think it looks so neat when done right, but I do agree that it definitely only looks good for certain pieces.
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ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wondered afterward if I was wrong about the turf potentially being tacky, as when I thought about it, I wasn't sure. But I guess it's like sticking textures on digital paintings, sometimes it looks amazing or adds something to the piece, but if you're not careful it could look messy. The main thing is, you made it look great here!
And you're very welcome, it's nice to see you're making it through your art block :D
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darkdress Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww!!
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LeiliaClay Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! ^_^
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darkdress Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome :handshake:
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Aaronfanatic Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
aw very cute!!
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:iconleiliaclay:
LeiliaClay Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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:iconlupana:
Lupana Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
sdfshjdkasdf I cannot WAIT to see this in person! XD
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:iconleiliaclay:
LeiliaClay Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D I am so happy you like it! I promise it looks even more awesome in person as well!
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KumoriYori Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
That looks amazing! You do such a cute job :D
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:iconleiliaclay:
LeiliaClay Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww, thank you! ^^
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cerine Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
I can't help but want to go "Your work is so cute!" every time you update. I'm turning into one of those "THE COLOURS!" comment people, aren't I? xD I really enjoy this, I guess because it's like a sculptural illustration, in a sense? It's neat you made it so the fireflies glow in the dark, too. *_*
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LeiliaClay Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahaha, thanks so much! I think I'm definitely guilty of being one of those types of commenters quite often! XD

Yeah, it really was, I had to think of it more like a picture of a scene instead of a single sculpture, which was quite interesting. I'm really happy that it ended up turning out pretty much exactly how I had envisioned it. :)
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Robo-Shark Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is gorgeous! The way you've set up the base with the rocks is really awesome, all of the wolves look so cute. The textures really add to the environment too.
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:iconleiliaclay:
LeiliaClay Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah, thank you so much! :D
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AnOwlatNoon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So cute!
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LeiliaClay Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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