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Wayfinders WIP by akelataka Wayfinders WIP by akelataka
Here are some more shots of the wayfinders I made, including work-in-progress, backside and size comparison shots. I made a total six of them but the first three didn't come out pretty well (actually, one of them is quite OK but I changed the shape of the sigil during the process as I stopped being satisfied with the one I was using at the beginning).

Materials used: Metal wires, crystal resin, air-drying modeling clay, shape-plast, 3D varnish, Decorlack acryl paints, Rub-n-buff silver and golden colors, acryl varnish, leather string, wax string.
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FlamingSpazkitten Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Do u sell those? I'd love one!
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akelataka Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am really sorry but I don't... I will have a spare blue one (because I invented a new technique and NEEDEED to try it) and I could sell that one, but I probably won't take commissions for these any time soon because they were so hard to make that the price would be too big.
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FlamingSpazkitten Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats ok. Thanks for taking the time to reply! They really are cool. And they do look hard to make.
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666Random4life Dec 4, 2011  Student General Artist
u kno u should sell some of these people (+me) would pay a lot of money for these XD
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akelataka Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Heheh, no, they would not. Everybody thinks that 100 USD for one of these is way too much (and actually I think it myself, but since they are really hard to make/time consuming, I would not be able to sell them for any less.)
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:iconkisamefanfromhell:
Cool. :) makes me want to start sculpting with clay. Just too bad I don't have any at home right now.
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wolfie131 Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woa these are cool! (: I like the green one :3
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:iconspyromushu:
wow i love them :3 i could never make these well done <3
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:iconcaterfree10:
These are so good! Do you have any plans on making a tutorial? The WIP shots aren't helping much in how it's being made. ^^;
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akelataka Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! A tutorial? Well... I don't think I will make one. It is true that the WIP shots won't help, they are just for an illustration; I concealed a lot of stuff I used in the process but that is not part of the finished wayfinders - like classic children modeling clay, wooden sticks, polythene sack, etc...

The reason why I don't think I could make a tutorial is that these are all an outcome of an experiment, each done a different way, and I am sure I could even make them better, effort-wise or look-wise. I used the children modeling clay to cast the sigils from the crystal resin - but removing the clay after hardening of the resin was a pain in the ass X-D And I had to use smoothing file to correct the result (or "rebuild" it). I am sure there must be some better way. Thus, I will rather help individually by answering questions about some minor parts of the process-making, than teaching people how to make the wayfinders the not-so-effective and hard way ^^;
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