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Celestia WIP How-To Tutorial Part 5 by Blackout-Comix Celestia WIP How-To Tutorial Part 5 by Blackout-Comix
Hey everyone. I'm very sorry for the delay. I just got a bunch of watchers and then delayed way too long. This part took me way longer then I thought it would. I had to discover brand new techniques that I had never done before. It's finally coming together and I hope it will be worth the wait when it's all said and done. Just keep in mind that everything you see in terms of the sculpt is subject to change. I will probably decide last minute that some big feature isn't right and just completely redo it. If I change anything big though, I'll be sure to include it in the next part.

Sorry the formatting is different than previous parts. I lost the original files and had to create this from scratch.

Today I have the fifth part of my upcoming Celestia sculpt. She is nowhere near done, but she's coming along nicely.

I have been asked repeatedly to make a tutorial and since she's going to be my most involved and complicated sculpture to date, I figured it would be the perfect time to just get everything out. These multi-part WIP submissions should include everything I do when sculpting. I do not know how many parts this will end up being, but I'll keep making them until she's done.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Part 6: [link]

Best wishes.
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EnderHumanDude2 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  New member
How big is this sculpt? I thought it was a lot smaller till you held here hair in your hand, which seems to be about the same size
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Sparrow-Feather Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
lol chips ahoy
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Tearahk Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She looks beautiful. And I love how you did her hair.

I would be surprised if the end result doesn't end up on EQD :D
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Blackout-Comix Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Thank you. The hair was a lot of work. I'm glad you like it. :D
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Tearahk Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not surprised at all. It looks amazing. And but of course. It is a master piece in the making. Why wouldn't I love it? :3
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TH0RLEIF Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student General Artist
This WIP series is so awesome, so much great techniques to learn from it!
Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge with us!
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Blackout-Comix Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I'm happy to do it. There is no reason not to share what I've learned if it helps even one person out. My hope is that they'll make the world of sculpting seem a bit more accessible. :)
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batosan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! These are awesome!
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Blackout-Comix Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Thank you. I try to make them as best I can. If you had any additional questions not covered by them, then I'd be happy to answer them. Best wishes.
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candyponi Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is just a work of pure genius here. the way you've planned everything out and applied it so skillfully to your model is amazing and very inspirational! i've never been too good with clay but this tutorial is making me feel more confident in learning :3 thank you ever so much for making this because it's just outstanding and very informative!
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Blackout-Comix Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Thank you. It's kind words like these that keep me going. :)

If you decide to try, I'd love to see what you can do and I'd be happy to help you wherever I could.
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candyponi Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh i hope you do even greater things as time goes on! :3 even thought getting any more amazing would be a feat in itself! but aw thank you! i'll definitely keep that in mind :3
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ThePingasLord Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great tutorial, I'm learning a lot!
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Blackout-Comix Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
The great thing is your learning as I'm learning. Lots of what you see here I didn't know how to do prior to this. I just make things up as a I go and discover new methods through trial and error. :)
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royalppurpl3 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Part 5! WOOOO. BTW, my luna has been sitting mid paint job on my desk for weeks now. Her colors... Agh.
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Blackout-Comix Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Coloring can be a real pain. I still don't know how I'm going to do Celestia's hair color. Thank you and best of luck with your Luna. :D
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WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm sure she's going to look gorgeous when she's finished!
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Blackout-Comix Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I hope so. I've put way too many hours in her to fail now. :)
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hayluwolf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   Digital Artist
awesome, can't wait to see when it's finished! :D
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Blackout-Comix Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I'll do my best to make it worth seeing. :D
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is coming along beautifully! That hair looks kinda heavy but the space that the foil takes up must subtract from the weight I'll bet.
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Blackout-Comix Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
It does subtract from the weight a lot. It's still a bit heavy, but it's supported so well and the weight distributed evenly that's it's not an issue. From a 3-D perspective, Celestia's mane has to be pretty thick in order for it to make sense. It also needed to be proportional to the tail so ultimately I had to do it this way. Thank you. I'm glad you like how she's coming along. :)
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, that's true. The Celestia custom I made had no wires or foil in it but it was thin like a pancake when I formed it and then I wrinkled it so it made a wave-like shape. Turned out good but I think next time I'll go for the cloud-shaped look like yours...
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