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Dragonair Hanging Figure by ChibiSilverWings Dragonair Hanging Figure by ChibiSilverWings
Dragonair was commissioned by a good friend of mine :iconarcmoonblade:.

She asked for me to work for [link] this pose. And I kinda couldn't use my usual "sit on a surface" style for this one. We agreed on me making it as an ornament and I triedddd. I'm really really pleased with the figure and the design as a whole but I have no practice at all in making a free-hanging figure. The problem is the head is a lot heavier that the back half so it doesn't hang straight... I.... am not really sure what to do to fix it. Suggestions welcomed!

I'm sorry :iconarcmoonblade: T.T I hope you still like her, despite the design flaw.
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Syra-Syra Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is neat, but its amazing to see how you've improved~~~~
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ChibiSilverWings Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I've been working really hard to keep getting better all the time :D
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gabrielsangel Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Student Artist
I LOVE HER! SHE"S SO BEAUTIFUL!
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ChibiSilverWings Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah, this was might first time with a non-Jizo looking one and I thought she turned out nicely ^-^
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gabrielsangel Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Student Artist
She turned out great! :D
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ChibiSilverWings Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww thanks!
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gabrielsangel Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Student Artist
Welcome! :D
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Doom-Wulf Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Cool Dragonair figure. It Is awesome. ^^
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ChibiSilverWings Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Doom-Wulf Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome. :)
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Saku-chu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks a bit sleepy but still cute *___*
the shape turned out quite well :D
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ChibiSilverWings Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hehe that's actually the style I make a lot of mine in, they have their eyes closed because they're praying, it's just hard to tell with a character with no hands haha

And I thought so too! Thank you!
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Reikaza Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Use a wire for support- shape it into the pose and put the clay around that, so essentially the wire will be in the middle of the sculpture.

In any case, this is adorable. Nice work!
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ChibiSilverWings Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I did use wire in several areas but that won't make the front less heavy? Unless I'm misunderstanding what you're saying? The problem is that when I hang it up, the font part leans forward, the clay doesn't sag, it's the whole sculpture.
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Reikaza Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
OH derp, I'm sorry. I misunderstood you.

Hmmm, The only thing I can think of to help that is putting tiny weights in there or something.
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ChibiSilverWings Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah it's okay XD Anyways I'll think about it next time @.@.
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ArcMoonblade Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Gleee! It is cuute. You might be able to offset the head-heavyness by making the body thicker, like more proportioned to the neck.

Other than that, I've no idea.
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ChibiSilverWings Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
urf I can't really do that after it's cooked though @.@ I hope you still enjoy it.
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ArcMoonblade Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
I know, no worries. It's just a thought for if you ever have to try it again. But I like mine: It's cuuute. <3
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ChibiSilverWings Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
X3 Yay! Well I'll give it to you when I see you next!
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ArcMoonblade Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Can't wait to pick it up, by the way. ^_^
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Leashe Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
ah, I *love* how this one turned out, it has a very nice flow to it and the details are very well done. As for balance, I suppose it is a little late, but maybe fashioning the end of the tail out of armature wire? Or something a little heavy?

If not, I mean having her look like she is diving isn't all to bad either.
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ChibiSilverWings Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I was happy with the sculpture at least, just not the hang-ability ... This is true... But at least this might help for future stuff if need be.

And I hope she's okay with it...
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