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    COBRA sculpture (nearly 2YRS! in the making!)

    Hi guys,
    I don't know if any of you remember me, but I was quite active on this forum a couple of years ago (my name is Sabrina, 21 years old from Sweden). Tonight I FINALLY dusted off my cobra sculpture (my fourth sculpture and first attempt at realism) that I started nearly TWO years ago!! Wow, time really does fly... Well, I finally finished the sculpting and have started painting it. Here are some photos (comments, especially constructive criticism, are very welcome!):

    COBRA sculpture (nearly 2YRS! in the making!)

    COBRA sculpture (nearly 2YRS! in the making!)

    COBRA sculpture (nearly 2YRS! in the making!)

    COBRA sculpture (nearly 2YRS! in the making!)

    COBRA sculpture (nearly 2YRS! in the making!)

    COBRA sculpture (nearly 2YRS! in the making!)

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    Cool sculpt Sabrina... I have only been on this forum a year almost so let me say welcome back. The cobra looks fierce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mah ' Crub View Post
    Cool sculpt Sabrina... I have only been on this forum a year almost so let me say welcome back. The cobra looks fierce.

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    Thank you so much Mah ' Crub, I really appreciate it!!

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    Yay Sabrina!!!! Welcome back!!!

    I think that your cobra looks great! Did you have any problems with the clay drying out while it was sitting on your shelf for two years??

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    Quote Originally Posted by VulgarDragon View Post
    Yay Sabrina!!!! Welcome back!!!

    I think that your cobra looks great! Did you have any problems with the clay drying out while it was sitting on your shelf for two years??
    Yay, thank you Mike!! I'm glad to be back! ^^ Actually, strangely enough I found the clay still to be workable, after all that time. I was afraid that the clay would have completely dried up and that I would have had to redo the body completely (the head was already baked), but luckily that wasn't the case!

    I'm glad you like the cobra, I think it's my best sculpt yet! Hopefully there will be many more to come after this one! ^^

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    Of course I remember Time really does fly! I was wondering what happened to that sculpt You are lucky it didn't dry and crack - happened to me a few times with abandoned projects. The cobra came out very nice, looking forward to see it completed. Maybe a wash with darker paint will bring the details more (but you probably was going to do it anyway

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    hello again, has it really been 2 years?! you started the cobra just after i joined the forum nice to see it finished, the glass (?) eyes really set it off. So what have you planned next?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilivo View Post
    Of course I remember Time really does fly! I was wondering what happened to that sculpt You are lucky it didn't dry and crack - happened to me a few times with abandoned projects. The cobra came out very nice, looking forward to see it completed. Maybe a wash with darker paint will bring the details more (but you probably was going to do it anyway

    Makes me really happy to hear that I'm still remembered! Yes, it's crazy how fast time flies!! Thank you for the tip about the paint job - and yes, I was thinking of painting it a bit darker later on. The paint in the pictures is just the basic paint. I'm also looking forward to seeing it complete, heehee, since it's been dusting on my shelf for way too long now. xD

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMN Creative View Post
    hello again, has it really been 2 years?! you started the cobra just after i joined the forum nice to see it finished, the glass (?) eyes really set it off. So what have you planned next?...
    Yes, I can hardly believe it myself! I looked at my old thread when I started with the cobra and it was dated octobre, 2008(!) Yes, the eyes are made of glass. I bought them from www.glasseyes.com. I still have two pairs of glass eyes left, a pair of reptillian eyes and a pair of avian eyes. The reptile eyes were bought with a dragon sculpture in mind and the avian eyes with a sculpture of an African Grey parrot, so hopefully I can start on one of these projects soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burkeburt View Post
    @fruit dot your efforts really shows it's really an brilliant that i never seen out in mine like sculpture and two years is not wasted.Just keep out the good work continue.
    Thank you so much for your kind comment burkeburt, it means a lot!!

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    More "w.i.p." photos + pictures of the finished sculpture!

    COBRA sculpture (nearly 2YRS! in the making!)

    COBRA sculpture (nearly 2YRS! in the making!)

    COBRA sculpture (nearly 2YRS! in the making!)

    COBRA sculpture (nearly 2YRS! in the making!)

    COBRA sculpture (nearly 2YRS! in the making!)

    COBRA sculpture (nearly 2YRS! in the making!)

    COBRA sculpture (nearly 2YRS! in the making!)

    COBRA sculpture (nearly 2YRS! in the making!)

    COBRA sculpture (nearly 2YRS! in the making!)

    COBRA sculpture (nearly 2YRS! in the making!)

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    Some more photos (comments and constructive criticism are still very welcome! :

    COBRA sculpture (nearly 2YRS! in the making!)

    COBRA sculpture (nearly 2YRS! in the making!)

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    COBRA sculpture (nearly 2YRS! in the making!)

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    Yay Sabrina's Back!!! I was wondering how you were doing. Great to still you're still sculpting!!
    It's cool you've got the cobra done, congrats for finishing!
    My little crit would be on the paint, the brown on his head seems to be a little flat?...its hiding some of your detailing I think. Just my 2 pennies

    Really good to see ya back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeaMonster View Post
    Yay Sabrina's Back!!! I was wondering how you were doing. Great to still you're still sculpting!!
    It's cool you've got the cobra done, congrats for finishing!
    My little crit would be on the paint, the brown on his head seems to be a little flat?...its hiding some of your detailing I think. Just my 2 pennies

    Really good to see ya back!
    Thank you so much, I'm very glad to be back!! I'm doing great, I've just been a very busy bee lately, haha! I agree with your critique, I think I got a little lazy with the detail in painting in the end - I just wanted to see my sculpture finished I think, lol! That's probably my biggest mistake when it comes to sculpting - I get too eager and tend to rush it, which also takes away the chance to get that "something extra" in my creations. Well, I guess I'll just have to learn to take it slow! :p I could try to better the paint job on the cobras head though - some day!

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    Just a fun fact: I was born in the year 1989 and that makes my chinese zodiac the snake, haha, so the sculpture definately suits me.

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    Well Well Well,
    Super-Sculpey is cheap for you - if you only use one package every year and a half ;-)
    Soooo - is this the finish, or the start on something new?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aseyngel View Post
    Well Well Well,
    Super-Sculpey is cheap for you - if you only use one package every year and a half ;-)
    Soooo - is this the finish, or the start on something new?
    Hahaha, true! I haven't thought of it like that! xD
    This sculpture is finished, but I'm sure I'll begin with something new - hopefully not too far into the future.

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    cool one...a touch of slime would have made it complete i think...i can relate to you so very much when you say that you tend to rush things towards the end..hope we learn to be more patient..

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    Quote Originally Posted by docdee View Post
    cool one...a touch of slime would have made it complete i think...i can relate to you so very much when you say that you tend to rush things towards the end..hope we learn to be more patient..
    Thank you so much for your comment docdee! Slime? Do you mean over the entire snake? I did add some "shine" over the paint - snakes aren't slimy though. Yes, I hope we'll learn to be more patient aswell, haha! It's just so darn fun to see the "final product" and hold it in your hand, after all that time working with it, so I just can't help myself toward the end. xD

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    That's awesome. You should do another snake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by draw the line View Post
    That's awesome. You should do another snake.
    Wow thanks, maybe I will!

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    Welcome back (but I don't remember you because I've only been here since last fall...) It's cool that you picked up a project again and finished it after 2 years....usually when I go that long not working on something it becomes permanently abandoned because I lose interest in it.

    So this guy is only your first realism sculpture? Pretty impressive! Are we going to get to see some more stuff from you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SavageGoldfish View Post
    Welcome back (but I don't remember you because I've only been here since last fall...) It's cool that you picked up a project again and finished it after 2 years....usually when I go that long not working on something it becomes permanently abandoned because I lose interest in it.

    So this guy is only your first realism sculpture? Pretty impressive! Are we going to get to see some more stuff from you?
    Thank you so much!! Well then, it's nice to "meet" you! I'll take a peek at your sculpting thread! ^^ Yes, it is my first attempt at realism. Usually I go with different fantasy figures because then I feel more free to experiment without being able to "go wrong" anatomy-wise, for instance. I sure hope that I'll get started (and also finished, haha!) with a new sculpture within the nearest future, right now I'm thinking of what I might want to attempt this time. The cobra was in the risk zone of being "lost and forgotten", I'll have to tell you that, so I'm really glad that I finally kicked myself in the butt and finished the guy!

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