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Dodo sculpt by DonnKinney Dodo sculpt by DonnKinney

Strange things i do in my free time....

Since September ive been sculpting dodo parts in my increasingly sparse spare time, Ive always wanted to create a dodo recreation and Ive finally made some progress on it.

 Im not really trying to make a 100% accurate museum model, even if i wanted to i don’t have access to all the refs id need to do so (like a complete skeleton) but i would like to make it as accurate as Im able.

I sculpted the head over a cast of an actual dodo skull, I used photo refs of the Oxford mummified dodo head and the painting by Ustad Mansur (widely accepted as the ONLY work painted from a living dodo)

The foot was sculpted using measurements of the bones of a dodo foot, and photo refs of the preserved Oxford dodo foot as well as refs from turkeys and doves (doves being the closet living relative)

Not exactly sure if i should post this here or on my other DA page,:iconbishonenhouse: doesn't really fit in either on so here it will go..

I’ll post updates as i make progress :-)

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:iconladyiolanthe:
ladyiolanthe Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
I really like it!
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DonnKinney Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Im glad you like him so far :D Im actually a bit further along www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…

I need to post an update on here ;-)
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burgonartworks Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
love the foot detail!
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DonnKinney Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks, Im glad you like it :-)
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rgm501 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
looking very cool.
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DonnKinney Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks :-) I should have more progress pics to post soon (hopefully anyway) haha
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CJM99 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
neat - will it be one big sculpt? or are you planning to make it into a doll type sculpture with a movable armature?
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DonnKinney Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
It will be one big sculpt, Im casting the head and feet from my clay sculpts and ill probably carve the body out of foam and then cover with a thin layer of epoxy clay then add synthetic fur and feathers. When its done it wont be poseable (the first non jointed thing ill have sculpted in years) haha :D
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CJM99 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
sounds neato :) will look forward to seeing the progress
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ransomax Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Wow! very impressive!
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