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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 [link] and even 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.

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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!

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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...
MathTicksMeOff Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist Too amazing for words even! I love it! Very nice!!!
JamestheDrow Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg..i love you !!
chlojojo Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

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!!
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!

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!
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!
Leilanee Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!!!
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!

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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