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PYO Phoenix by Reptangle PYO Phoenix by Reptangle
I painted the first casting we made of this phoenix in shades of grey to see if the details needed any more fixing before we made the final molds.
He is a composite of my pet peacock and pet cockatiel, who were my models while I sculpted this.
We sell this sculpture unpainted for folks to customize themselves (PYO stands for paint-your-own)
He is about 7 inches tall.
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Athreana Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
cuute-cute, and smart-looking birdie:D (ehem, sorry, phoenix. ) :D I love the shades of the feathers, and all the colours.
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I am glad you like this.
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Onyx-Starchild Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Pet peacock and pet cockatiel?
I have a feeling you live in a zoo.
Lucky.
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julianwilbury Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student General Artist
I adopted an cockatiel about a week ago who stays with me downstairs (he's my babby, even if he is six years old), and I gotta say, I keep on thinking of this sculpture when I look at him.

Just thought you should know, that yer that damn good and all, anyway.
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xXMeganMavelousXx Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do you make the molds when they have such detail?
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The-Rasmus-Raven Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011   General Artist
Stunning :)
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Deadpassion Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
It's so damned cute!! XD
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Falcolf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Really magnificent work :heart:
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sparkpaw Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Why.... are you NOT more popular?! Geez. I've always wanted to be able to sculpt and do crafts- but alas, I have tried painting both on canvas and on different types of pottery and sculpture. And I took ceramics in High school for two years- I only made two things I'm fully proud of out of MANY different objects. XD And so, I commend you and all those at Windstone Editions. <3
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I think I am doing pretty well! I realy have only been posting pics for less than two weeks, though I've had an account for years.
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sparkpaw Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh, I see. In that case- you probably are! :3
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YikYik Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
I really love this one! So graceful and pretty looking! Also, I like the neat colouring very much! Not the classic red/yellow! :aww: How much does one of these cost btw? :)
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I definitely see the cockatiel influence in the face and wings. This isn't a bad color scheme, either! :D
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HalloweenMAGE Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Thats gorgeous . Well done , Melody .
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh it's so gorgeous....but I'm bummed, because you aren't selling a line of painted ones. I can't paint for my life nor do I have time for it...although I guess I could buy a PYO anyway and just leave it unpainted....I must have one of these!
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
There are lots of brilliant painters that would love rto be commissioned to paint one for you on the Windstone Forum!
They look fine unpainted.
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Treyos Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice! And you've got a pet peacock? Hope it's not as noisy as the ones down at the local zoo. ;P
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
They are all noisy and the ones inside the house are louder.
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Treyos Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Sounds like you've got a lot of birds running around your house (I saw you mention emus somewhere!)... you must have to go pretty far for peace and quiet. :) Maybe once you've got you're caught up on submitting your artwork you can throw up a few shots of your pets.
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M-Skirvin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Whoa. Pet peacock? Awesome. What else have you had as pets? I'm sure you have fur or feather children of some kind....:D

This reminds me of the oriental phoenix... I want to paint one someday. This is awesome sauce....
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
We moved here, to our present location with 45 fellow earthlings of other species. I had to re-home about 50 others before we moved. It was pretty out of control.
Hello , my name is Melody and I am an animal-aholic.
It is a long list.
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M-Skirvin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Good heavens! I'd have more if my husband could cope. There was a time when I was bent on having a bobcat, but after finding out what it takes to have one, I decided against it. If my state had a program for rehabilitating bats, I would get the rabies series of shots (required) and happily bottle-feed bat babies. I'm the one that lost, injured, or orphaned critters end up with....

The squirrel was a REAL challenge, since he was a determined chewer. He could chew through anything, and did. His cage was made of sheet aluminum and he destroyed large sections of it...

My dream fur children would be a herd of miniature horses.....
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I had hand raised squirrels continuously for about 22 years. Oy vey It's like living with weaponized anti gravity furry potatoes. With ten fishooks. Up your back.
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M-Skirvin Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Ah, I remember all too well. I would don two sweatshirts before taking Dizzy out of his cage. Then he'd go nuts (so to speak) and run around and around my body at great speed. You could hear the ripping sounds of his claws as he went. He was a weird little guy too. He had this "thing" for 3x5 cards that I can't explain. If I gave him one, he'd hug it to himself, rubbing it with his front paws as if caressing it, then he'd just fall over backward with it. It was so odd that for many years, it was great fun to show people his "trick". Then we'd all have a good laugh and speculate just what was going on in his little pea sized brain...

Oh, added a new insect to my collection today. I got a QUEEN vespa mandarinia or Japanese Tiger Wasp. It's the largest wasp species in the world. This particular one is 55 mm from mandible to stinger. Crazy huge! I've wanted a queen for a long time. Found one on Etsy of all places...
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Can you post a photo???
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M-Skirvin Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
[link] There you go...:D
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
YIKE
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
No wait, I did the math wrong...long day... four fishhooks on each front foot, five on the back ones, right? 18 fish hooks up your back. With a 1 1/2 pound furry potato attached
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KibaOkamiStarwind Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
what paint do you use for your sculpture?
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Acrylic paint is what we recommend. I use "Golden" brand, but there are many other good brands. The cheap acrylics in bottles that are sold in craft supply shops work just fine, but they often aren't guaranteed to be light fast.There is a tutorial on painting these ... on our forum somewhere, I gotta find it and post a link.
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KibaOkamiStarwind Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Thank you
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NightmarishWaltz452 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
I want to paint one of those so bad.
I don't usually like greys but that looks very nicely done.
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daisybits Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Gorgeous sculpt.
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