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Okami Amaterasu Necklace by Gatobob Okami Amaterasu Necklace by Gatobob
Oh my the pressure of sculpting a goddess! 

Haha in all seriousness though this necklace was a lot more challenging than I gave it credit for in the beginning. The sculpt was tough since I had to incorporate so much wire to achieve the look I wanted. There is wire in literally every chunk that pokes out. The fire, all the limbs, the head, tail, everything. I wanted it to be interesting but also wearable.

Then came the paint job o_o I figured imitating 2-D art with thick brushstrokes would be easy. Nope. It was painstaking. Every brush stroke had to be perfect, and getting the black outline look involved carefully painting all the side bits, nooks, and crannies with jet black paint and not accidentally touching all of the bright, light surroundings.

But it does help to imitate brush strokes with an actual brush. That part was satisfying XD

anyway.

[ 100% hand sculpted from super sculpy/super sculpy firm blend, hand painted with acrylic paint ]

Here's a pic of it on a person for size comparison v
Amaterasu Size Pic by Gatobob

Want to see more pictures of it or even buy it? Check it out at my store! -> www.etsy.com/shop/Gatobob?ref=…
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Escaron Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so masterful that I have no words for it, its just so..... AMAZING!!!!!!! And... add all other positive words ending on ING!!! Like stunning and perfecting and beautifuling. XD No but really WOOOOOOW!!!! I just wish I would have been around to buy it.  
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:icongatobob:
Gatobob Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Awww, thanks a bunch man! I'm a little sad it went so fast and I never got to hang on to it. Maybe someday I'll do another or at least something similar. 
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:iconescaron:
Escaron Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Im not such a woman that like to wear necklaces, or any jewelry really, but THIS I would wear any day! I simply have to cross my fingers for you to get the urge to make another and that I in some magical way will get my hands on it. :D
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Goldencloud Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful! It's not often that I see sculpted, actually holdable "fan art" and it always makes me happy when I do! I'm going to have to check out the rest of your gallery because you seem to do a lot of this sort of thing. Excellent work!
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:icongatobob:
Gatobob Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
d'aww, thank you! I hope I don't disappoint! 
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Rose-Hunter Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's amazing work.
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:icongatobob:
Gatobob Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Thank you! <3
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:iconrose-hunter:
Rose-Hunter Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Eee, I knew it was going to turn out awesome! What a fantastic piece - both the sculpting and the paint job are top notch. Such a beautiful piece of Okami fanart. <3
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:icongatobob:
Gatobob Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Thanks a bunch man!
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:iconheziv:
Heziv Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Okami~!!!She's adorable!
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:icontorikita:
torikita Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE IT. Goshhhh~!!! <3 She's so gorgeous!!!
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:iconastarabriarart:
AstaraBriarart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING! :O
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:icongatobob:
Gatobob Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Thank you :heart:
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AstaraBriarart Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
NP! :D
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dragongal13 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :happybounce:
I'm gonna have to order one of these at some point in the future! :)
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:iconrpcocmaker:
rpcocmaker Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014   Artist
cool
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:iconaidenshield:
AidenShield Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
I would want this as a full-sized wall decoration
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:iconasturas:
Asturas Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
glorious 
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:iconap-kun:
AP-kun Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Wow that looks really realllly nice, I love amaterasu so muchhhhhhhhhhhhh !! And btw I really like your other art too  xP, keep on doing the work :D
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:icongatobob:
Gatobob Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Thanks a bunch! <3
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Big-P95 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
That looks realy great ,good work man
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:icongatobob:
Gatobob Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Thanks a bunch!
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:iconomenaapple:
omenaapple Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ahh maaannnn! absolutely love the almost comic-like draw style on a sculpt, more so on a jewelry! it looks gorgeous, great job with the necklace! ;v;
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:icongatobob:
Gatobob Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Thank you very much <3
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:icongaaramegan4ever:
GaaraMegan4ever Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I love this :3
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:iconhuangxueli:
HUANGXUELI Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Cool!
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:iconkittycatcupcakes:
kittycatcupcakes Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Lol I just pulled this out of my game cabinet and played it last night. Now it's on the front page of DA. Talk about coincidence P:
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:icongatobob:
Gatobob Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
There's a radio tower somewhere that transmits right into all of our brains about which old games to bring out of the cupboard.

I'm thinking Psychonauts will be the next one *shifty eyes*
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kittycatcupcakes Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Hehehe :D
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:iconsyrinq:
Syrinq Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Yessssssssssssssssssssssssss.
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:icongatobob:
Gatobob Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Thankssssssssssssssss
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:iconsyrinq:
Syrinq Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Anytime B)
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WolfNproud Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student General Artist
0-0 AMAZING!! *Mind blows up*
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:icongatobob:
Gatobob Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Thank you!

*mops up mind chunks*
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:iconwolfnproud:
WolfNproud Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student General Artist
*Glues head back together with fur and stitches*
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work!
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:icongatobob:
Gatobob Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Thank you!
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:iconbrendamaryan:
BrendaMaryan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I want buy it!
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:icongatobob:
Gatobob Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Alas, it sold already- but I'm always making new things!
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:iconbrendamaryan:
BrendaMaryan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay ^^
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:iconhyperactivechaosgirl:
HyperactiveChaosgirl Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww that is awesome ^^
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:iconcynicalescapist:
CynicalEscapist Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
This is amazing! How did you make this?! Just...how...it's so good surely that cannot be possible. 
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:icongatobob:
Gatobob Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
^^; a very elaborate and time consuming version of 'smooshing clay around, baking it, then painting it' XD It does take many hours though :lmao:
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:iconragacce:
Ragacce Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
so COOL!!!!
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:iconnicool3:
Nicool3 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
omg awesome
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SylvestrisArt Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is wonderful! The paint job is stunning (I can see why it must've taken a long time too). I love the dynamic of the piece too- very eyecatching and interesting.
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:icongatobob:
Gatobob Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Thank you very much!

I'm so glad I stumbled across the sketch of the pose in my photobucket. Many months ago a customer commissioned me to make a dog, and this was a pose I drew but the customer wanted a different one. I found it again recently and though "man I can still use that pose. Just gotta mess with it to make it a wolf..."

Yesterday's rejects are today's front page popularity magnets I guess. Talk about recycling!
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werehogdog Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Beautiful
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