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Young girl immersed in reading.
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Given 2010-03-30
I love the pose and strong texture in Captivated by *Eyth it has a huge amount of character, especially with the wind blown details as the figure gazes at the tiny book in her hands. ( Suggested by laurart and Featured by Thebuild )
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BlueStarWallpapers Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist
Very nice! Coincidentally, she reminds me of one of my OC's.
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Eyth Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Nalico Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Heh, not sure if you know or not but Deviantart on facebook posted about your work there which is probably the reason for all the new traffic :) 

Got to admit, this is beautifully sculpted, and there's something about the proportions and pose that just make it so charming. How big was the sculpture in real life? Also would you ever considering doing a second run of the mould for this one? It's really quite poetic. 
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Eyth Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
I wondered why all the attention on DevArt in the past few weeks.  I'll have to let people know that yes, this is available for purchase in bronze on a marble base. 
Thanks for your kind note!  Gratefully received.
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SanForD476 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gathering from the comments that this isn't mass produced or for sale, a shame for many! I'd definitely pick one up.
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Eyth Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you for your interest.  It IS for sale, in an edition of 75.  Bronze on a marble base.  Cost:  US $2,750. + shipping
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GodlyJewel Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
Oh gorgeous! 💖
This is totally me, nothing beats getting drawn into the world of a book. 📚
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Eyth Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!  Glad she struck a chord with you.   :):):)
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Grundelius Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing Lovely expression...
 I almost want to ask  to the lady....what is the name of book?
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Eyth Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the kind remarks.  Tried to capture the expression of someone on the verge of understanding ( a new idea, concept ) that she's reading about for the first time.  That explains the title "Captivated."  Name of the book ?
I'll let the viewer decide that one.  :)
Can I ask you where you saw this?   The sculpture's been on DevArt for years, and suddenly it's getting a lot of new faves.  I figure someone posted it to a new group or something?  Again, thank you.
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Grundelius Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
^_^
Thanks To You, for Your Work...
I saw it post it in the facebook page of DeviantArt....
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Eyth Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Professional General Artist
Aha, didn't know there was a FaceBook page.  Thanks.
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vikhug Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
AMAZING!!, CONGRATS,
MATERIAL?
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Eyth Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
THANKS!  Sculpted in oil based clay, cast in bronze with patina applied (what you see in the photos)
:)
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N1NCyb3R Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Wonderfull Love it
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Eyth Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!  Genuinely appreciated.   :)
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Small-LU Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
O.O!!!! That's soooo beautiful!! Is that stone? Or clay?
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Eyth Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!   Original was clay, the image your looking at was a bronze cast version on marble base.
Thanks for your interest.
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nagualart Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful...
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Eyth Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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mysteryadvocate Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Beautiful work.
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Eyth Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks Adam!  Tried accessing your website and got a "FORBIDDEN" error.  Great web design work in your gallery.
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mysteryadvocate Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, needs updating really, have done a load more since. Yeah, I'm in the process of moving servers and a re-design so should be back up shortly :)
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Sahasa Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Reminds me of reading books at my grandma's house when I was a child... Love it.
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Eyth Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love hearing comments like yours, thanks for making my day. :)
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swallowshadow Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
It doesn't look like she's properly proportioned, but that actually lends a lot to her attitude, her character, her intensity. It's really well-done, you're a great sculptor!
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Eyth Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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vonnbriggs Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow what talent you have
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Eyth Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey, thanks! :)
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ruskybird Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
A fabulous sculpture, the pose is so natural and you have caught the movement of wind blowing the dress and hair to perfection.
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Eyth Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I hope you post more photos of Jazz Dancer. Looks like a beautiful piece! :beer:
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ruskybird Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I will try. I did have some great photos of it when a larger version was caste at the Adonis foundry near Salt lake City.I think the photos are on original negs so might take some finding. Some how I feel I am wasting my time trying to find substitute for real clay, it is so responsive compared with other modelling materials. Mike
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Eyth Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
I agree, clay is best by far. I've been using un-sulphered, oil-based, plasteline clays, trying a variety just to see which works best. Softer ones are great for quick, sketchy sculpts, harder clays for smaller, more details & refined finish. Just starting to experiment with a 3D digital sculpting program, ZBrush. Challenging. :D
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ruskybird Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks for the information. Both clay and plasticine type clays seem to have their advantages and disadvantages. I hate having to wrap clay work up all the time but equally hate the unresponsive nature of plasticine. However I love not being under a time pressure when working with plasticine and being able to look at it all the time; but there are so many more ways of working with clay and it somehow feels much more natural. Zbrush sound interesting, can you apply it to all scales of work and in how much detail ?
Thanks again for getting back to me,
Mike
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Eyth Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Crucial part of getting plasteline to the right consistency is heat. I have a clay warmer that keeps it softer & more malleable, so it applies like waterbase. You ever try a heater? More info on ZBrush as soon as I have time to get more familiar with it. I'm so entry level at this point, but curious and lovin the stretch.
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ruskybird Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yup, I have a heating box and it does help enormously. The thing I miss when working with plasteline or similar is being able to smooth a surface with a piece of stretched fabric or wet paint brush ( which you can do when using clay ). On the plus side I find it helps to be able to look at a piece all the time without having to wrap it up. changing the subject slightly, the other consideration , which I am sure you have to cope with, is time management. Keeping the initial enthusiasm alive throughout the production of a piece. I don't know whether it is a good or bad thing but I have to complete one project before starting another; like food on a plate it has to be eaten; my Victorian upbringing I suppose!!
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Eyth Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Agreed. The enthusiasm part is often a challenge, plus I find I have days when sculpting is much easier. It's as if I can see more clearly and the process just flows better. I'll walk in to the studio, look at a piece and realize "that's just way off," or I'll see some flaws that weren't apparent the day before. Not sure what makes the difference, possibly just a good night of sleep. You're right about waterbased clay being more forgiving and the surface more impressionable. You can accomplish something similar with plasteline by using turpenoid, a solvent that softens the clay surface when you brush it on, giving you that ability to do painterly brush strokes to smooth the surface. Stiffer, flat wedge type brushes seem to offer the best results in "painting" the surface texture.
But I have to tell you . . your impulse to finish one piece first before starting another may be a habit you should break immediately. I have as many as 25 pieces in my studio, in various degrees of completion. Some times I'll walk in the studio and gravitate to a piece that I haven't touched in months. Something will just pull you to it. And THAT is the true beauty of oil-based clay. Never dries, and you have the luxury of surrounding yourself with sculpture and choices. Often one of those works in progress will tell you it needs attention. ;) Something very appealing about having a room full of works in progress, like children all trying to get your attention to help them grow.
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daskull Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
what is she made of?
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Eyth Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Original was sculpted in clay, the images you see are bronze, with chemical patina applied for colors, but cast from a mold of the clay original. Captivated is an edition (of 75) available for sale. Bronze on Italian Marble Base. Thank you for your interest. E
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daskull Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
it's incredible, I think it should be in a museum
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Eyth Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much, that's some grand praise. :) Made my day!
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daskull Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
did you received my note?
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:iconeyth:
Eyth Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Just sent a reply, thanks!
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TheLastRonin Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional
Stunning!
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Eyth Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hey thanks. Some great figure work in your gallery. The sculpts in particular. :beer:
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TheLastRonin Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional
Thank you kindly.
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HerRoyalSketchiness Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! How you got such a highly detailed and delicate form from such a hard medium is utterly mind blowing!

That being said, you always show such sensitivity and respect to every aspect of your characters no matter the medium; It's like each one is a snapshot of a story!

You sir, are phenomenal... I salute you! :salute:
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Eyth Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow. What a wonderful comment. I may go back and read that one daily, just to enjoy the kind flattery. I wish you success in your art & life!! :glomp:
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HerRoyalSketchiness Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you and the same to you!!!

Though I highly doubt you'll find my comment amoung the other hundreds still to some. :shrug:

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detourhk Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
so cute
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