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Sonic the Hedgehog (1) by CalvinMudge Sonic the Hedgehog (1) by CalvinMudge
It's taken me over a year of on-off work, (150 hours of work time) but it is finally done! This is my first big project since college and my first time using castilene. It takes getting used to, but I like it a lot more than polymer clay. However did I encounter an unexpected annoyance in the form of dark smudges on the surface. Any wax sculptors out there with advice?

As a fan, I have always had trouble finding good figurines of sonic - most I have found, have been either static, poorly executed, or both - so as a sculptor, I decided to take that as a challenge. It certainly was a challenge - he's both organic and geometric at the same time. Tracing Sonic's artistic representations from the beginning, it seems like he has always had difficulty being represented in 3D. From the first time you see Sonic's back (in Sonic 2) artists have done their best trying to figure out what to do with those spines - are they cones or wedges? I have always thought the wedges made more sense in terms of the spin-attack thing and I wanted to make sure he had a strong profile, so that's what I settled with.

As for the pose, I really wanted to do my best to portray him in motion and make it dynamic and exciting. In past attempts of sculpting figures in motion, I have found that it is quite difficult to not have it look stiff; I think this is my most successful attempt so far.

I am still very much a novice, hoping to break into the professional realm, so any critique, comment, or professional advice would make this aspiring toy sculptor very happy.
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TheNewBlu Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Whoa. Holy sweet. This is un-describable!
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bobcat72 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That looks awesome almost like it's carved from marble
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InceptusNovus Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Omgh xDDD I can't tell you how much I loooooveee thiiiisssss. Looks like the training at scad has helped!

I agree about the spikes being wedges. Cones always looked so god damned stupid. I dont think it looks stiff at all! Absolutely fabulous!
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CalvinMudge Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional
Thanks, Bonnie! Glad to hear. :)
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InceptusNovus Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
<3
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anime-lover530 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how big is it ( height and weight )?
and castilene is a type of wax right?
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CalvinMudge Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional
It's 1.2lbs, 7in. tall, and 9.5in. long.

Yes. Castilene is a type of wax-based clay.
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anime-lover530 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool thanks
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Mdragonflame Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student General Artist
I actually like the black smudges o: makes him look like stone. Will you paint it?
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CalvinMudge Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional
it's not exactly a material that can be painted. It'd be cool though.
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TiggerCustoms Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's usually molded and cast so that it can be painted. You have no plans to do that?
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CalvinMudge Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional
I'd really like to, I just don't have the experience or money to do that right now. We'll see what the future holds...
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TiggerCustoms Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well hopefully you can eventually! It's a beautiful sculpt.
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CalvinMudge Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional
thanks.
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Mdragonflame Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
oh I see o: thats good then. I like the way he looks.
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CalvinMudge Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional
thanks.
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Mdragonflame Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome
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nekocookie1995 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
wow that is so amazing, i love it
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CalvinMudge Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional
Thanks.
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