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Spyro Sculpture by Gatobob Spyro Sculpture by Gatobob
I finally finished it :happycry:

I made this is a special trophy to myself for my 10 year anniversary with DA ^o^ I've always wanted classic Spyro merchandise, but there's very little out there and I can't afford most of it XD

EDIT: Thank you so much for the DD!! I've added a few alternate shots for the curious below :D

Spyro Sculpture - Alternate Shots by Gatobob

My design for him is mainly based on in-game graphics but with some modifications of my own. Most notably, I altered the style of the wings to be different on the tops and bottoms of the wings- this was completely a stylistic preference. I also chose to ignore the box-art high poly model's unique additions since I don't really care for them ( claws on the tips of his wings, spikes along his back, yellow claws ) I instead went with what I felt they were trying to get across in game with textures on the low poly model.

His base is based on my favourite level: Crystal Islands of Spyro: Year of the Dragon. His props represent the three classic games; a gem for Spyro the Dragon, an orb for Spyro: Ripto's Rage, and a dragon egg for Spyro: Year of the Dragon.

The base is wood, but it's covered in Super Sculpy. Everything else is sculpted from various mixes of Super Sculpy and Super Sculpy firm ( he also has a metal armature ). It's painted in acrylics and finished with a matte coating. There's a bit of glossy varnish on a few parts. If you'd like to see my process in building him, I have an album devoted to him at my store's facebook page here.

Unpainted:

Spyro Sculpture - Primed by Gatobob

As of now, I do not take statue commissions. Sorry!
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Spyro Sculpture by Gatobob ( Suggested by Nazegoreng and Featured by cakecrumbs )
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MissUnamusedNerd Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  New Deviant
When I saw that I thought it was for sale before I saw the website's name DX 

Still very awesome 👍
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:iconagilesharks:
AgileSharks Featured By Owner Edited Jun 22, 2015  New Deviant
Holy cow that's incredible! What i'd give to have a sculpture like that!
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:icontheobscurite:
theObscurite Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015   Artist
Voici ma création ^^ -->     scontent-bru2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/h…
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:icongatobob:
Gatobob Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
ahhh!!! THAT LOOKS SO AWESOME!
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:iconmaskedfoxes:
MaskedFoxes Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
That's so amazing! And its coloured perfectly!
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:icongatobob:
Gatobob Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
ahh thank youuuu <3<3<3
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Neffertity Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely fantastic. :love: You've really made my heart leap at the nostalgia. Thank you for making this wonderful piece of art.
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Gatobob Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
Eeeee, thank youuuu!
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Neffertity Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish more people would bring back the older games in forms like this. Seems like the games nowadays just don't have that same level of enjoyment that the 1990's ones did.
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spyrothedraglover122 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
This is amazing! You have captured all the detail in this perfectly.
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:icongatobob:
Gatobob Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
thank you very much!! ^o^
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:iconspyrothedraglover122:
spyrothedraglover122 Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
You're very welcome! ^^
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companioncube40 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
This is beautiful 
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:icongatobob:
Gatobob Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Thank you!! <3
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ZePip Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student General Artist
Amazing work, keep it up! I'd totally buy one! 
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AkeraBronzpaw Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOU MUST!!! PLEASE I WANT ONE SO BAD!!!! I will pay!!!
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Ghostbusterlover Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so amazing! *_* Superb job! :clap::+favlove:
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:icongatobob:
Gatobob Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Thank you so much! ^o^
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Ghostbusterlover Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! ^_^
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Benkku Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous work! It always makes me so happy to see the original Spyro in fanarts/sculpts etc. You captured his looks so well, it looks better than the official stuff. :love: Well done, indeed.
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Gatobob Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
ahh, thank you so much!! :heart:
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floravola Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just love this sculpture !

I can't get over how detailed it is 
It must have been an amazing amount of work !

I like how you added the gem, orb and egg ; they work as reminder of the 3 first games x3

It's just perfect, it's just like the model in the Spyro's games !
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:icongatobob:
Gatobob Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Thanks man! ^o^
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ellorathelombax Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
how did you make that
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shanedaman2014 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014   Filmographer
looks awesome, very good job sir
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:icongatobob:
Gatobob Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Thank you kindly! :bow:
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shanedaman2014 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014   Filmographer
Your welcome keep it up
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:iconmastersot:
MASTERSOT Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Shut up and take my money!!!!!
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:iconcleon999:
Cleon999 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*О*
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kimmylia Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That is just awesome :D I mean you got the orb, gem and dragon egg :3 And of course Spyro!!
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:icongatobob:
Gatobob Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
Thank you! ^o^ The egg was definitely hard, it's a strange texture I've never had to try to paint before O-o
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kimmylia Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Your telling me the egg was definitely hard... I think EVERYTHING about It was/is definitely hard, but so awe-some. But seriously, you did a great job. It looks typical Spyro
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Falcolf Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Filmographer
This is just fantastic and it gives me so much nostalgia! I really miss these games and I wish there had been more. (More like the original three that is.)
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Gatobob Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Very true, very true. It's taken me years to come to terms with the fact that 3 is all I'm ever going to get. But that doesn't mean I love them any less!!
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BLEACH-ED Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That was my favorite level too! Mainly cause of all the shiny crystals! :)
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GoldenGriffiness Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
what's a matte coating?
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GoldenGriffiness Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
I had no iea you were a spyro fan :D Do you like legens to?
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TrueArena111 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Student General Artist
MY CHILDHOOD
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FreezingIceKirby Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's incredible!  Wish I had even HALF of the skills to pull off something this awesome. :o (Eek) 
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Estefanoida Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Filmographer
Hello, I just wanted to say I love your work, it is so acurate to the in game Spyro I grew with, things like this makes me happy, to know that there's still people that remember the old school Spyro, I miss him so much...anyway exellent work with the cartoonish style you gave him! I don't want to bother you but, it'll be an honor if you could se the Spyro sculpture I just made estefanoida.deviantart.com/art…, I just happen to find yours and I don't think mine's as good as this one.
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Gatobob Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Thanks a bunch, and yeah I'll def check it out!
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BLEACH-ED Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love spyro, I've played all the games from the gameboy, to nintendo, even to PS1-PS3, and wii. I'm so impressed that you sculpted the crystals from the Avalar realm so well! Very cool!
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Gatobob Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Thank you!! <3
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BLEACH-ED Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No problem! :D
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IvioryEbonyLuna Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
I so jealous. I want one.
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great job :clap:
...he looks a lot better than my efforts out of cake :D...congrats on the DD :heart:
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Gatobob Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Thank you very much!

That's not a very fair comparison though, my materials are way easier to work with! Your gallery is beautiful ( and delicious looking!! )
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou :aww:

...and credit, where credits due, your piece of work is beautiful. I would have loved to have made the cake basing it on your design....with permission obviously ^^. 

Thankyou for the llama by the way :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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:icongatobob:
Gatobob Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
thank you very much ^o^
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