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Turanga Leela Sculpture by artanis-one Turanga Leela Sculpture by artanis-one
Edit: Wow, First Comedy Central showed my work and then it went viral from [link] and buzzfeed.com [link] and even thinkgeek.com tweeted me! This is unreal..

Sculpted in super sculpey blend. Ball bearing eye.

Pony tail is sculpted separately to allow for easier casting.

I hope you all enjoyed my real life renditions.

RAY
LIN
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This is something I definitely did not expect! A realistic approach to how the iconic Futurama characters would appear to look like, with the others currently up, they look brilliant! Whilst I'm writing a critique for this one, I'm speaking for all of them! The approach you've taken is brilliant, it really tries to capture how these characters would look in real life, and it does that superbly well, The extra angles really provide a complete overview of this bust of Leela, which captures her original style fantastically as well as having a realistic stylisation to it. As I mentioned before, this is completely unexpected, and all the characters you have created so far have such a surprisingly real approach to them.

Away from the idea, now to the actual bust, you've done a fantastic job, everything seems to be proportionally correct, the hair is brilliantly done, the face is really well detailed and I can't see much, if anything, wrong with this! The eye is also pretty striking compared to the rest of the bust.

Great job, keep it up! Fav'd + watching, and can't wait to see the rest of the characters!

~Adam
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ConorXPetunia Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! I've always wondered how Leela would look rendered in a realistic manner. This is incredible! :D

:iconzappbranniganplz:: I find the most erotic part of this sculpture is the boobies.
:iconkifplz:: Ugh...
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MathTicksMeOff Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This...is...wow. Too amazing for words even! I love it! Very nice!!!
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JamestheDrow Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg..i love you !!
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chlojojo Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi!

I am a High School Art Major, and for my Major work I am going to be doing something very similar to what you have done here. I am curious to know, did you fire this work? How durable is the clay once fired, and did you hollow it out?

I'm sorry for these questions, but I don't want to create an amazing sculpture for my Major Work only to have something go wrong and leave me with nothing!

Thank you!!
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artanis-one Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
Hi Chloe,

First off, Ceramics is fun, But not very good for sculpting this kind of work. When water based clay dries, it shrinks so the sculpture you thought you had looks a bit skinnier than you intended. Its good for making LARGE sculptures and molding/casting when the clay is leather hard.

For smaller work. I suggest using polymer clay, super sculpey is a popular choice, also super sculpey grey firm. You don't need a kiln and can bake it in your home oven. You also don't need to hollow it out. Just use tin foil/wax paper as a base to start sculpting with.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Keep making art!

RAY
LIN
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chlojojo Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for taking the time to reply!

I'll do some more research into Super Sculpey and Super Sculpey Grey Firm, since I was concerned with using water based clay. I've heard way too many horror stories about the clay not being wedged properly, and exploding in the kiln! The home oven option with polymer clay sounds much more appealing!

Again, thank you!
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artanis-one Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
No problem!

Alternatively you could also use a heat gun to cure the clay. Be sure to share your works :) Good luck!
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Leilanee Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!!!
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darthziggy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Awesome! I did one a few years ago and sold it as a kit. You can see it in my gallery.

Very cool!

DZ
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artanis-one Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
Did you produce your own kits or did you sell it to a producer?
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darthziggy Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
I did my own casting. It was limited to about 25 kits. Ran out of money for resin, oil skyrocketed, I had 2 heart attacks...

Classic "boy meets hobby" - "boy can't afford hobby" story.


Thinking of doing a run? These guys are refiners of polymers and rubber.
[link]
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artanis-one Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011   Traditional Artist
Oh neat. I cast using smooth-on resins. But I'm thinking in the future I'd outsource my work... :X
I figure, do what you love and the money will come. :)
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SanLouNie Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
nice!
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Britt315 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow great sculpting!:D
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demonjack123 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
As Duke would say "Hell I'de still hit it!"
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y0l3itches Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Can you sculpt fry as a reference, these sculptures are very realistically creepy and there needs to be a control sculpture.
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artanis-one Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011   Traditional Artist
Stay tuned :)
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Starshadow666 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
These are amazing. Really nice work!
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artanis-one Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks for stopping by!
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SkaraManger Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
wow....lovely work on the hair (really digging the bottom right photo) would this be too delicate to take a mold/cast of to do a colour piece with? Again amazing result...the eye is downright super!
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artanis-one Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
I'm a whale biologist. Enough said :D
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Djake Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ball bearing eyes! Brilliant! I need to try that in my next sculpt...
I haven't been able to find a convenient vendor for glass dolls' eyes, and have been resorting to sculpting my own; but have never been pleased with the results. This solution is simple, yet wonderfully effective!
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artanis-one Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011   Traditional Artist
Step ya game up then. Make Art :D
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Djake Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hear-hear! :dance:
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Icutmyself Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
These are great :D,you should do Amy or/and Hermes
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artanis-one Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011   Traditional Artist
In due time XD
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Sorikai Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous! I don't suppose you would consider selling any of your sculptures?
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artanis-one Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011   Traditional Artist
Shoot me an email if you're interested. :)
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deamera Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is so amazing and freaky at the same time. The hair is done beautifully, I love how the negative space works between the head and the ponytail in the side view. Awesome job dude, awesome job.
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artanis-one Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011   Traditional Artist
<3 More to come. Stay tuned! ;)
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zarimox Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool! :D
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artanis-one Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
<3! :D
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xeiaka Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
now all you need to do is paint it then applay at HOLLYWOOD!!
Damn your works amazing!!!!
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artanis-one Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
ah, that's the dream!
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on the recent showcase of your "Futurama" sculptures on the blog io9!

As stated with my comment for your Zoidberg model, io9 is calling these realistic "Futurama" takes more scary than their already bizarre cartoon counterparts, but I really don't see that, especially with Leela here.

Beyond the obvious (and well constructed) eyeball, your Leela has a wonderfully unorthodox beauty about her, sort of like those female character actress who often play gruff / undesirable types in films, but in real life or the rare screen role, they clean up quite well, or are actually quite cute.

Sadly the only two examples of which that come to mind is Amanda Plummer, Carole Ann Ford, and (somewhat unfairly) Mimi Rogers.

That's the best way I can describe this Leela, but it beautifully works, considering the characters background and personality as a do-or-die space captain. Actually, now thinking about it, Sigourney Weaver would be another good example, if not a better one.

BTW...any chance we might get your take on Morbo or the Robot Devil?
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artanis-one Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you for your in-depth analysis, I worked hard to play off different facial features and landmarks to come to the final one.. She does have a little Katey Sagal about her too!

Morbo definitely. Robots I'm having trouble with, because I've been redesigning them to fit in a realistic fashion yet trying to stay true to their original design. Its quite difficult to find that balance. But I will keep trying!
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
*slaps his forehead* Katey Segal, but of course!

She kind of fits into that unorthodox beauty category, but admittedly I've always found more attractive than the previous people I mentioned. Very much so I might add. Now that you mention it, I totally see Katey within your Leela sculpture, especially that sly but pleasant smile of her's.

Thank so much for the reply, and yes, I understand the situation with the robots, even if they are quite 'cartoony' in their designs to begin with, mechanical origins aside. attempting to make the robot's realistic borderlines on total redesign (i.e. the recent "Transformers" trilogy), and possibly to the point that it defeats the very purpose of what your series is doing here.

Thankfully, "Futurama" has many bizarre biological characters to play around with, and look forward to your rendition of Morbo, which I can only imagine would be epic in your style. But than again, anyone you do is equally as welcomed.

I know these are serious works of art, so please take my suggestions only as sincere suggestions, and not as simple fan requests. With that said however, of the human cast from the series, the disembody head of Richard Nixon, inside an actual glass casing, might be an interesting, if fairly simple addition. And with that wonderfully perplexed / angry expression the character gives in the show.
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artanis-one Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thats funny you say that, because Nixon was one of the first heads I was working on. However its very difficult to get his likeness. That furrowed brow and his jowls are really subtle and his iconic nose can easy be exaggerated. I need to keep tweaking til I hit the right notes.
As a matter of fact I went down to Madame Tussauds wax museum for references. :D
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
A while back, I once tried to do the likeness of B-movie actors from the 1950s and 1960s, and it was pretty hard to get their exact likeness done, and subtlety so, without going overboard into cartoon satire territory. So yeah, I can totally see your point here.

I originally thought that by being a famous historical figure, that making a sculptor would be easy, but in the realistic style that your accomplishing here, the task needs a delicate execution, again to avoid satirical renditions. Nixon is still worth tackling however, due to his (infamous) popularity in and out of "Futurama" (not to mention the very surprising 'lovable Nixon' version from recent "Doctor Who" episodes).

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum? You lucky dog you! I'm in Los Angeles, California, and all we have is the admittedly crummy Hollywood Wax Museum.
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artanis-one Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
LA? That's where I want to be one day.. ahhh must be like life.
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windscryer Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
That is really fantastic! I love the details you put in and how lifelike it really looks!
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artanis-one Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you! I appreciate you checking out my work.
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lionelbee Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Was she modeled after Katey Sagal? Can't help to see a resemblance. Anyway, great work!
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artanis-one Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
good eye :)
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jcastick Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Amazing job on this one!!
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artanis-one Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you for stopping by!
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jcastick Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Your quite welcome!
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Ichipuff7 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
Whoaaaaaaa amazing
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artanis-one Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
Much appreciated.
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kasarific Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
I love it!!
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