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Devil Or Angel 1 by wingdthing Devil Or Angel 1 by wingdthing
New piece for the week of 10/20/09. One of a kind polymer sculpture.

Something fun, an idea I had in my head for a while. A request from a friend made her come to life. Hope you enjoy.

***On this photo in particular, her hand looks out of proportion. It is an optical illusion caused by the angle. Please don't tell me I messed up. I'm sure I'll still get comments on this since many people never bother to read artist comments. ***

Many additional photos can be viewed here: [link]

Available for sale here: [link]
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Given 2009-11-20
Devil Or Angel 1 by *wingdthing is wonderfully intuitive in its creation, the subtlety applied to the sculpture to fit the title. Little details such as the slipped halo, literally being held in place by one tiny black horn, as well as the cheeky mischievous pose really work well in making the view ask themselves whether she is really angelic or whether she comes with a darker side. ( Suggested by Spanglerart and Featured by Thebuild )
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wingdthing Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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FerranSan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010   Traditional Artist
What a beautiful Devil-Angel!!!

Is she friendly or want to devorate your soul? Great concept and awesome sculpture.



Thanks for sharing.
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wingdthing Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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Malja Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009   Digital Artist
Aww, adorable! I love how the hand is in front of the mouth. She looks very frightened!
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wingdthing Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Gladiot Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
When I first saw the images I thought "Wow, that's pretty good for ZBrush" but then I read they were actual freestanding sculptures... !?!

I'm not sure how polymer sculpting works. It obviously doesn't envolve a casting mold ('cus those poses would be impossible). I picture something made soft by heat to work with like a stable, durable version of wax?

Anyway, it works in wonderous ways. This particular one went for over $1300 on E-Bay (?). Yeah, you don't find originals of something like that very often so that strikes me as very reasonable.
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wingdthing Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! Polymer clay is a soft clay that has to be cured with heat. It's pretty much soft, but has to be kneaded to activate the polymer. Then it's cured in a home oven at about 265.

Yes, they are all hand sculpted, no molds. Each one is a true one of a kind. I'm lucky to still be receiving good money in this economy. Last year they were going for a bit more than this girl. But I am still very grateful that I get to create and share such wonderful things, AND get paid for it!

I'm glad you found me and hope you continue to enjoy my art.
Nicole
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Gladiot Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
Hello Nicole. I'm happy an artist of your exceptional talent found that sculpting technique so as to demonstrate to the world how it really should be done. Thanks for filling me in on some of the particulars. It actually sounds more traditional than I figured... at least at the shaping steps, although I don't know how its starting texture compares to typical modeling clay.

What throws me of is the coloring. Is the polymer clay very close to the flesh tone base color before and/or after curing? It has a translucent flesh quality that I would think would be impossible with applied coloring. Obviously certain areas have to have various colors but I would think the base color of the polymer is a made-to-order flesh tone.

Oh, and you have to be impressed with any artist that isn't afraid of hands... and you make fearless hands... and, yes, they are the right scale.
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wingdthing Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Well thank you! It is always wonderful to be appreciated. :icongwompplz:

I love to share what I can. Let me know if you have any other questions.

I think it is rather traditional in technique. Armature and clay, pretty simple. The textures vary by clay. Some are a bit gummy, some are really elastic. There is a similarity to modeling clay which is why I like polymer. They all have characteristics that I like. This is why I blend them to get the best of all of them. It's a fun medium that I highly recommend diving into. ;)
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ballet162 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
you have a great body.
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FlashyFashionFraud Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Professional Writer
Thats a sculpture.
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TazmanianTage Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009   Photographer
Cool!
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hotpopcorn Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
is she real?
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gubgub452 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
wow i don't know what to say, it's just beautiful.
p.s. i read your comments :) thou shall not fret
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wingdthing Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:love:
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MandyShorts Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Creepy.
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chericheri Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
sugoi, so beautiful :obsessed:
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Dreagon-emperor Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
This is a doll? *flipping out*
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kironomi Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I really like the eyes, my friend.Very intense.^_^
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Adella Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
People not reading the artist comments under art is soooooo annoying. My god.
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wingdthing Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:lmao:
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RazTwilight Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! And while a misproportioned hand may seem to make it imperfect, it makes it more unique and really shows to be hand made.
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wingdthing Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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Nax84 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
i know like, everyone has said i but i will also say it..

wow! purely wow! i mean it i also thought it was a person until i slicked! simply amazing! where can you buy materials to do such a sculpture i have always wanted to make some polymer sculptures but never found the materials...
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wingdthing Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Here are a few places you can shop for clay.

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Best of luck!
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Nax84 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
thank you!! :D hope i can do that good :o and you're welcome :D
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Jeishii Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay.. seriously.. I thought it was a real person for a moment until I noticed how unnaturally thin she looked and how the big eyes didn't seem to be all makeup - then I started reading your comment.

You're amazing D:
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sagethethird Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
I was going to say "DAMN she must have been sweating!" at which point I read it's a sculpture, and only at which point do I Read that it's a sculpture do I realize that this is in fact not a human hahaha

in that case MAGNIFICANT job :iconclapplz:
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wingdthing Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
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sagethethird Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
:boogie:
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ozma914 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
That's remarkable -- I thought it was a real person when I first looked at the photo.
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misterclutterfutt Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
Shes so gorgeous and lifelike I assumed it was a person at first, except for that hand being out of proportion. (*L* Im just kidding). Beautiful work. Really very lovely.
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wingdthing Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:lol: thank you!
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DonnieSieg Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009   Digital Artist
The flesh tones made me think that this is a photo edit, until I read your comment. This is great work.

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wingdthing Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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DonnieSieg Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009   Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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SkullzNFishnets Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is great! She is enchanting!
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Lead-Base Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
WOW great color! Great sculpt. The knee joint actually looks like a tissue-ey leg!
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wingdthing Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Knees are hard so I appreciate that. ;)
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Lead-Base Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome. I've dabbled with enough mediums to know where the real Achilles heals are lol
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wingdthing Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
You have a keen eye and deep appreciation then. :heart:
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Lead-Base Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I do have a wide appreciation. My mother started me off painting ceramics. Then I started watching Bob Ross. Since then I've spanned a lot of different mediums. So, I have VAST respect for art. lol
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ReversedAngles Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
she is hot!!!
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xokeiox Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
This is amazing. At passing glance I thought it was an actual person, and I think her hand looks fine.
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chenmeicai Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I was thinking whether or not she's for real! Amazing work of art! :D
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pecatrix Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
This is amazing -- very realistic. When I saw this at first I thought it was a photograph.
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FoxyLover96 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
VERY beautiful work. :D At first I thought it was a real person until I got a closer look. lol
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Tamamiko Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
Honestly, her hand wasn't what I noticed. To take a critical point of view for a moment, her waist, in this image, was what drew my attention. It seemed too... Skinny. Admittedly, I also thought she was real, at first glance.
Upon further inspection, I realized what awesome skill you have. Upon looking at all the pictures of your excellent sculpture, I am awed at your talent and skill and attention to detail. Fingernails... Need I say more?
In conclusion, there is no visible flaw in this phenomenal piece of art that you have displayed here on Deviant Art.
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wingdthing Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you so much. I know, I'm getting a lot of flack for the tiny waist, but she isn't real, so I like to bend rules. Wonder what they'd say if I made an obese girl? ;)
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Tamamiko Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
The waist isn't all that tiny, if I remember correctly, it was just the angle the picture was taken from.
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