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Silver Koi Kirin by Reptangle Silver Koi Kirin by Reptangle
I airbrushed each individual scale of this male Kirin with shading like the scales of a stylized silver koi.
I forgot to count them again.

He is a gypsum reproduction of my original sculpture produced by Windstone editions.
This kirin will eventually be sold either on ebay or out of the "special pieces" section of the Windstone Editions online shop.
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:iconmoondustfox:
moondustfox Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Looks Chinese; is it? Very nice detail!
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lucidfairy Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
awwww
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JoanaCartaxo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
love it!
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:iconrasenth:
rasenth Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
I love how you sculpt the faces! The eyes are so large and cute! ;3;
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:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your beautiful work is featured in our group's December Feature :iconsoulcollectors: [link] :hug:
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:iconreptangle:
Reptangle Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! It is an honor!
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:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
always my pleasure :love:
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WebbyToes Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love the koi paint style so much!
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TabootwinYin Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish they had a 'paint your own' design for this style of Kirin, they only have the one of him rearing up.
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:iconreptangle:
Reptangle Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I have been planning to do another pyo kirin in a different position, but haven't gotten to it yet! Kirins take a long time to sculpt because each scale needs to be sanded and polished individually .
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TabootwinYin Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, yeah I can imagine how that would take forever. I've always enjoyed the 'Paint Your Own' pieces, I'm trying to get better at them :]
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GabriellesBabrielles Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
wow!
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:iconreptangle:
Reptangle Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the wow!
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AP-Lobo Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! I love Kirin's and your very traditional take on them. Great job :D
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:iconreptangle:
Reptangle Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Aly!
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AtlanteanAngel Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Writer
I adore all your Koi themed designs
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:iconreptangle:
Reptangle Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I am glad you do , thank you!
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BooFrickidyWho Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Also so beautiful!!!
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:iconreptangle:
Reptangle Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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BooFrickidyWho Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You're very welcome! It's an honor to have you say that. I've loved and been a fan of your sculptures since I was very, very young! And also, I was wondering if you needed any new ideas for any new pieces, because I saw this video recently that I fell in love with called, The Butterfly Dragon, and there are these deer-like creatures that remind me of your Kirin's and I was thinking that it would be pretty cool if you made a sculpture of those creatures or something. :) ANd if you've seen anything Harry Potter, there are creatures called Thestrals that I think are absolutely FASCINATING. So yeah, I just thought those would be some cool ideas if you needed something new to come up with. :) Thanks again, amazing job, and keep up the INCREDIBLE work!!!
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I always welcome new ideas. For example, I would of never considered making a foo-dog if people hadn't suggested it!
However, creatures from other people's books and games, such as Thestrals, are copyrighted. You can do fan art of other peoples characters, but not produce and sell them without permission.
The exception seems to be My Little Ponies... wow, those are sold everywhere by everybody!The company must not care.
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bassistforlife27 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
What are they made from? The are so beautiful. It can't be clay.
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:iconreptangle:
Reptangle Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is a casting made from gypsum ( dense casting plaster)
I made the original sculpture from clay. A mold was made on that sculpture and a reproduction cast from it. I (and a talented assistant) sanded and polished the gypsum reproduction until it was perfect, and the final molds were made from that one. This is one of the finished pieces from those molds.
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bassistforlife27 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thank you.
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Bluestarfirejay Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ERMAGERD! AMAZING! Tht must have taken frever!
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:iconreptangle:
Reptangle Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It didn't take as long as you'd think , once you get your airbrush working properly it is just fst-fst-fst on each scale -a few million times.
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Bluestarfirejay Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Well, it's very pretty!
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ForeverMittens Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He's so pretty!
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:iconreptangle:
Reptangle Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconstonebutterflies:
StoneButterflies Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this is wonderful!
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:iconreptangle:
Reptangle Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjennyfeare:
jennyfeare Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great!
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:iconreptangle:
Reptangle Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconthelaughingdreamer:
TheLaughingDreamer Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so beautiful
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:iconreptangle:
Reptangle Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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:iconrebel-mel:
Rebel-Mel Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is gorgeous! I love the details of the scales, they really make it.
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:iconreptangle:
Reptangle Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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ButchxButtercup1996 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Photographer
Haha! Fantastic!
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:iconreptangle:
Reptangle Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I am glad you like it!
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ButchxButtercup1996 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Photographer
Welcome! This somewhat reminds me of a chinese figurine. That may be why I love it so
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:iconatsirka:
atsirka Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aaaw it's so cute!!
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:iconreptangle:
Reptangle Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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atsirka Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful work... send you a request of my group :iconsoulcollectors:
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:iconreptangle:
Reptangle Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Accepted! Thank you!
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:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
always my pleasure and thanks for the accept :love:
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KhanLovr75 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
How lovely! Gorgeous kirin for sure! :)
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:iconreptangle:
Reptangle Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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KhanLovr75 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
You're welcome! I love kirins! :)
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