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Chilly the Hippocamp by soulofwinter Chilly the Hippocamp by soulofwinter
Everyone meet Chilly! His colors aren't based on anything in particular, I mostly just wanted to paint a silvery/pearlescent hippocamp. The white scale on his head is actually a real opal stone, cut just for him. It flashes green at just the right angle! There are also some super subtle reds in warmer light, but I didn't manage to catch them with the camera. (As a note, it's just the larger stone that's opal, the smaller bit below is pearly acrylic. This is about as small as I can go with my equipment, anything smaller might drive Crystal insane xD)

Chilly is FOR SALE here

Blank and custom casts sold here

Figurine Info:
*Scale/Size: 3" tall x 5.5" long
*Sculpted in Sculpey, cast in a sturdy urethane resin.
*Edition: Currently undetermined. Most likely I'll keep it to one mold (30-50 casts).
*Hand painted with acrylic and pastels.
*Custom Painted slots and blank casts are open!
*More info is located on the store page.
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Deaddo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my gosh, when I was a little kid (like I mean 6 years old) I was obsessed with "sea stallions" and that's exactly how I tried to depict them (in scribbles) to make a "book" out of note cards. Only they had fins instead of hooves too. How inspiring to see your hippocamp. <3 What a beautiful representation that reminds me of childhood fantasies. :)
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ah, neat! Glad the Hippocamp could bring back some good childhood memories. It's fun to go back every now and then to remember what wild things we came up with as kids :D
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Deaddo Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes, it really made me smile. :)
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Astralseed Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
This piece has been featured here [link] :aww:
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh wow, thank you much for the feature! (Both on this guy and Desert Dunes, I really appreciate it :heart:)
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Astralseed Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
No problem :heart:
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bonefish Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty color scheme! "Chilly" is an accurate description of the mood it evokes.
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Phonexia Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh, did you really do that?!? :O If you did it.. well, unbelievable. Wow what great work!
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somuchluv Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Was the horse originally cast from a figurine or did you do it all yourself?
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Everything from sketches, to sculpting, casting, and these paint jobs were all done by myself :)
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Eviecats Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Oh man you hit my heart with that opal! =D I repruposed an old drop from an ear ring for my cousin's my little pony bride custom for her wedding gift last year, such charming stones! The entire hippocamp is just gorgeous, the transition between the two species is so flawless it looks real!
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ah, nice! Opals are such wonderful stones, I just love that flash of color <3 And thank you for the kind words!
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ZhengHu Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Filmographer
very realistic...
great work...
it's so lovely
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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ZhengHu Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
you're welcome...
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LauraGarabedian Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
He is LOVELY Crystal!
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks Laura! ^_^
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LauraGarabedian Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure!
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