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Attempt number two AOW by The-Build Attempt number two AOW by The-Build
EDIT 3: Ok so I lied about edit 2 being the last one, so sue me. I've had to make a few major changes including the weapon ends (as you can see new ones are still WIPS) and I need to tidy the whole piece up a little.

The style I've used on the necklace is a new one, but it's growing on me, probably just need to practice a bit more.

EDIT 2: Last update before the finished piece with paint.

Just have weapon work and ornaments left to finish now, plus a couple of other bits and pieces, but it's pretty much there now.

EDIT: New photos for you and links below to more photos, going with a fist smashing rock which is why you have those bizarre chunks, at the moment they're just there to add thickness and shape to the next layer.

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So as you may or may not have seen the large Lizardman I sculpted for Avatars of war turned out to be too large for the range.

Although it's annoying when things like these happen, it's primarily my fault for getting carried away and adopting the Pete Jackson mantra of "make it bigger".

Never one to get too knocked down and perhaps too special enough to admit defeat, I've already begun on a replacement, definitely smaller and with much longer arms.

I've been drawing on the work of Allan Carassco (hideously talented miniature sculptor) and so have come up with a design for a great weapon wielding monster of a lizard. You can't see it yet but I'm also drawing on real life lizards and so this one will be using a lot of inspiration taking from the thorny devil and so covered in a large amount of spikes and scales, though I'm determined to add some variety to make this one stand out from all previous lizard sculpts.

More to come soon.

Sculpted with kneadatite, wire and patience.

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:icongerethbr:
GerethBR Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Has this piece been finished? Will it be cast by AoW?
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:iconthe-build:
The-Build Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've no idea what's happening on that.

I sculpted and finished it a while back and Felix has it, but I've no idea if or when it's going to see production.
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:icongerethbr:
GerethBR Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Dang! That thing is awesome. Wish we could see it released soon. We can only hope.
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:iconthe-build:
The-Build Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've no idea on the plans for it, best bet is to ask them on their forums, or email.
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:iconwilllake:
Willlake Featured By Owner May 25, 2014   Digital Artist
I can literally hear the echoing roar from this fella, nice one'
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:iconthe-build:
The-Build Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks mate.
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:icondoomedlioness:
Doomedlioness Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm not a big fan of lizards but this one looks great ;)
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:iconthe-build:
The-Build Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, glad you like it.
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:iconalbatrash:
albatrash Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
I'm GREEN with envy. Great work. It really is a fine art(not just a hobby).
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:iconforestrogers:
ForestRogers Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
A Formidable Personage!!
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:iconthe-build:
The-Build Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :la:
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:iconwood-splitter-lee:
Wood-Splitter-Lee Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This one is exceptionally exquisite! So much detail and the proportions are phenomenal and my goodness...If those are you're fingers in the picture, it is even more impressive at such a small scale! :jawdrop:
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:iconthe-build:
The-Build Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol, I made a few mistakes on this one, the insertions of Pec major I managed to get wrong, along with the twist of obliques (internal +external) and the serratus anterior.


But it's all good practice, I did an advanced anatomy course afterwards so became more aware of how everything works together and it beats trying to pose in a mirror to see how your body/muscles move.


Thanks! :highfive:
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Wood-Splitter-Lee Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Your very welcome, :thanks:
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evilsyndicatemember Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Artist
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWESOME. I love the details and the preciseness of this piece. Great work with the shaping and the fierceness of the character. Keep it up! :D
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:iconthe-build:
The-Build Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers sah! :salute:
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:iconevilsyndicatemember:
evilsyndicatemember Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Artist
No worries. :3
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Teiidae-37 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Btw, do you think you can post of this beast beside your lizardman champion/hero? Because I am looking for lizardman miniature that's large like the D&D ogres( I forget scale). Anyways best of luck to you man and I cannot wait to one day own this badass lizard.
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:iconthe-build:
The-Build Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't have any copies of the lizardman hero I did unfortunately, but I can tell you how large it is compare with the GW kroxigors, it is however, definitely large enough to use as a D&D ogre.
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Teiidae-37 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Perfect,I cant wait to one day get him...Because there are very few large lizardmen. Have a good day and thanks for the quick response.
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:iconthe-build:
The-Build Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No worries, enjoy the rest of the weekend.
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kazarr Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looking at this sculpt again, I find myself reminded of a better sculpted version of a Kroxigor, interestingly. Did any inspiration come from Warhammer's Lizardmen?
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:iconthe-build:
The-Build Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Only the occasional piece of artwork, but that doesn't tend to go any further than the heads.
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evilsyndicatemember Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Artist
You are so skilled with your hands. I wonder what else you're skilled at. :eyes:

I love the details of the piece, very believable statue!
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:iconthe-build:
The-Build Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wouldn't you like to know? :iconquagmireplz:

Cheers, got loads more to do with loads more detailing.
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:iconevilsyndicatemember:
evilsyndicatemember Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Artist
I would actually. :eyes:

Good luck! :D
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unreal-hunter Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
the level of detail in this sculpt is very impressive, you must have a great deal of practise and patience to pull that off.
also, i had never heard of kneadatite before, so thank you for bringing the stuff to my attention. it certainly looks interesting enough to try it someday ^^
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:iconthe-build:
The-Build Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers, I don't have as much patience as I'd like though. ;p
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unreal-hunter Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
now THAT is a problem we all share ^^;
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WOTTAN92 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow it looks ****ing awesome!!
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:iconthe-build:
The-Build Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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WOTTAN92 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome
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ASteriFegari Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Artist
AMAZING!
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Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Really lovely!
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:iconthe-build:
The-Build Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers.
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:iconzeroelements:
ZeroElements Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's really rad dude. Your sculpture is really detailed. I'm impressed. :D
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:iconthe-build:
The-Build Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers, should be cast and painted soon too.
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ginkgografix Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Looks good. Making all those tiny details would make me crazy though :dummy:
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:iconthe-build:
The-Build Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, it is fun though. :B
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Tinoculars Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
That looks awesome. :O Do you have to bake the clay to dry it? I assume you don't dry it at all until it's all finished?
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:iconthe-build:
The-Build Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The apoxy dries by itself, working time tends to be about two hours, after which it becomes hard to move or manipulate
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superhippieman Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
How many hours total do you think you will spend on this? and, did you put the teeth on one by one? scales/spikes? (if you've already answered this in your description I do not apologize...lets face it, that thing is freaking long...)
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The-Build Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I still don't know for sure.

I've had to do quite a few corrections and changes, but time wise I don't really keep track of, I just try to focus on getting everything completed.

Teeth and scales are always sculpted individually.
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JarrettOnions Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
can you make me a 4 hour free tutorial on how you sculpted this, then i will give you all the millions of moooney in my piggy bank if you can get me a cast :) hehe
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:iconthe-build:
The-Build Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm death staring you right now. :icondeathstareplz:






:iconjustkiddingplz:
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:iconjarrettonions:
JarrettOnions Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
hehe :D
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RandyHand Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Really looking great Rich!
Hope all has been great with you my friend...
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:iconthe-build:
The-Build Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll let you know in a few weeks, going for another one in a million chance at the moment and keeping fingers crossed.

Cheers Randy!
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RandyHand Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Good luck Rich!
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:iconthe-build:
The-Build Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers!

I shall let you know how it all goes.
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