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April 28, 2013
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Ikatere by scenceable Ikatere by scenceable
Ikatere is a ooak (one of a kind) handmade water demon sculpture. He is made from polymer clay over a wire and foil armature, with no moulding or casting of any kind involved. He is about 4 inches long from chest to bum, 8.5 inches long from tail to nose, and about 7 inches tall from feet to horn tips. He's got inset resin eyes that are a greenish yellow.

I started Ikatere about a year ago, but he kept getting pushed aside for other things. I finally finished sculpting him 4-5 months ago and he sat unpainted on my desk until now! I'm glad I waited until inspiration hit to paint him, because I really like how he turned out. He is very iridescent, painted in several interference colours and pearlescent powders. His body is teal/ turquoise in the middle and fades out to pearl white at the legs and to a deep royal blue at the horns and tail. These photos are actually quite accurate to what his colours look like in person, though he does shimmer different colours in different light.

I've taken to just calling him a water demon because I'm not really sure what he is. Someone said lizard wolf, someone else said kirin, so I don't even know. He's got fur, some feathers on his chest, scales, paws in front and claws behind, furry ears and tail, and horns. I was just making it up as I went along with the sculpting, trying to do something different (so it's sort of ironic someone said he looks like a kirin, teach me to try something different!)

:star: Ikatere is for sale on etsy! [link]

If you are interested in following my sculpture work and seeing progress photos feel free to check out my facebook [link] or tumblr [link]

Thanks for looking!
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Lyhli Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! The colors, the body, the design, everything! Very creative!
Awesome! I love the colors.
scenceable Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cloudrunner64 Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not sure how I'm only seeing this boy just now but your painting job is phenomenal! :love:
scenceable Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
I love the colors you used!
scenceable Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
TripleRainbowDash Jun 22, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I love the transition of colors! It gives the piece a sense of realism, which can't be achieved easily when using polymer clay. Fantastic job! :heart:
scenceable Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :) 
MamaLucia Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Delicious!!! :D :D :D
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