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Ness Figurine by Masae Ness Figurine by Masae
This took so much work it wasn't even funny.. My first attempt at making a humanoid character! Made this for a friend for Christmas.. And I'm super happy with how it came out!

I kind of got carried away with the grass... and ended up regretting it because of how fragile they were. Lesson learned, figure out how to make that sturdier! Oh well.
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Torch59 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god, how on EARTH are you so multitalented.
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ConnorDermont Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm guessing the "friend" was good ol' Chuggaaconroy? Amazing statue by the way! Wish I could get my hands on one like it...
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Sondilyn Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:O I just saw this (before looking at the comments) and was like "I swear I saw this on a Chuggaaconroy's Facebook!" And then I looked at the comments and saw that I was right!

How did you make the core of this? Was it a foil skeleton or just full clay? This came out really nice. What glaze did you use as well? I've tried a couple clear paints and they get really sticky after a little or when it's hot out.

-I'm sorry I ask so many questions...
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Masae Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there! :) Yup, you were right about that! Haha. Don't worry about asking questions. If it helps out I'm more than happy to answer!

The core of this is made up of a wire frame wrapped in foil. There were two parts of this-- the head half, and the body half. The head half was just a foil ball with a hole underneath. Near the neck-portion of the body I just had a wire hoop sticking out of it so I could later attach the head to the body after the first bake.

As for a glaze I just used a clear, acrylic sealant. It's fairly easy to use, just spray the whole thing and let it sit. :)
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Sondilyn Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I really love your work!
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sakebottleswing Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
I wish you could teach me how to do that. It's been ages since I've done any sort of sculpting and I miss it.
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Masae Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sculpting's definitely a lot of fun. :D I mainly learned from sculpting tutorials here on DeviantART! :) Try searching for a few, they have really good tips!
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sakebottleswing Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Thanks for the suggestion! I'll add it to my list of hobbies to get into.
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crysluvsa7x Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Let me guess. This friend goes by the name Chugga. Chuggaaconroy.
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Izzie-Kikue Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013   General Artist
That came out Supertastic sensational!
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VeeSwan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's absolutely adorable! You did a terrific job with it. What type of clay do you use, I've been wanting to get my hands on some and just make little figurines too. My mom used to sculpt with clay but it is one of those arts that she never got around to teaching me. Once you mold the items do you then bake?
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Masae Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, Vee! :) I use a mix of Super Sculpey, and Super Sculpey firm.. Usually it's 50/50, but sometimes I lean towards one or the other depending on whether I want the clay to be more flexible, or more sturdy.

As for baking, yes.. You mold, then bake the items, but sometimes I do a pre-bake and bake pieces of the sculpture separately so that I don't accidentally mess up other areas. For example, on this one I baked the head and the body/stand separately, then attached them later and re-baked after they cooled.. The grass, flowers, and a couple other details were also done on the second bake.
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VeeSwan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is so amazing! Thank you for the information. I nearly bought some clay a few days ago but thought I better get some info first lol, it is so pricey for a small amount. I'd like to try my hand at some smaller items for pendants, and I'd really like to get into resin but that stuff is REALLY pricey! Thank you so much for sharing your technique! :heart:
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theNintendoUboy Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
whoa awesomeness!
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MidnightDestiny04 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I myself wish I was your friend because I want one too. Lol :XD:
But seriously, this is very cool. ^^
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ShadowBionics Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's awesome Masae. And very great job, too. Also very nice of you to make this as a gift. I wish I could make something like that. For now, I can at least make drawings for friends.

for your first attempt at a humanoid character, it turned out nicely. I even like the details on Mr. Saturn as well. Great job, overall. :)
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LivonaTori Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like...something Chuggaa got xD
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NaikoPako Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, this is absolutely adorable, and amazing in technique! :) I am sure your friend LOVES it~
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DraconicOni Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Cuuute n.n
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AnikiGin Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012   Digital Artist
He's so cute! :D Earthbound is always a favorite. Very well done :>
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LyraZeldaCyndaquil Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
I knew you made this the moment I saw this on Chugga's Facebook!
This looks amaaazing, though.
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Alxamei-Niji Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Aw... I saw which friend that was. That's so sweet of you! It turned out really well for your first attempt, or even for a pro!
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DarkX1122 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Nifty! Nice detail on having Mr. Saturn in there. :)

Did Chugga do an Earthbound LP? Or does he just like the character?
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castlecrashergirl Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
He did, I think it was his first LP.
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DarkX1122 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Huh. I'm no Chugga fan, but I might investigate that...
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ShadowKirby777 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I say this on Chugga's FB page! :D That's really cool looking
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kngdmhrts2 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So amazing all over!!
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oceanblaze13 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
awesome job! :3
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Virgillia-Auera Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
This is pretty cool nice job Masae!
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Leminz Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Saw his post about it! Great job!!
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Masae Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like it :)
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Leminz Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yep! :D
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Zephyrift Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Artist
Woah, cool!
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Masae Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Zephyrift Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Artist
I 'm not much of an Earthbound fan but this work inspires me to become one. And you are quite welcome! (Typing with my tablet is not the greatest idea I''ve had.)
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kevinj2010 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Hooo wee when we were talking while you were making this I was not expecting such a beautiful figure! Like, not that I wouldn't expect it to be good, but I was expecting just this little dinky sized thing (kinda like Ness in Brawl) but this looks awesome and blew away my expectations! Keep it up, looks amazing! :)
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Masae Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha.. Nope, it's a good six-ish inches tall. Thank you so much :)
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BearPawMedia Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Masae, have you heard of PeanutButterGamer? His girlfriend recently made him a majora's mask statue for Christmas! I think you'd dig it, after seeing this.

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This is your first attempt? It looks pretty freakin' awesome! Nice job!
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Masae Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've heard the name before.. But that's pretty dang awesome! I have to practice more! Hahaha

Thank you so much, glad you like it.
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roflcopta111 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Did you make that for Chuggaaconoroy?
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Masae Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep!
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shinjanator Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
That is seriously so awesome. I would pay for one of those! Hahaha, well done Masae! :D Hope you had a fantastic Christmas.
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Masae Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Jaclyn! :) Glad you like it. Definitely did have a wonderful Christmas, I hope you did as well!
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