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Reaching The Stars by Groovebird Reaching The Stars by Groovebird
Princess Celestia and her faithful student
The first composition I've ever made.
It was a challenge on many levels.
One: I've only tried once making a figurine from SuperSculpey before this. So these figurines are the second plasticine sculptures in my life.
Two: The tower itself gave me a lot to think about, because it's relatively big, and I tried to make it the most precise I could to achieve the decent effect.
And if it's not enough, It became clear to me, that it isn't so easy to make a photo in the dark. Measuring my photographer also gave me a lot of work.
And the result? Well, I let you decide if it was worth laying all this energy into the composition.

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:iconhart-fort:
Hart-Fort Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  New member
Awesome sculptures. Be cool to also see more backgrounds like this with your other sculptures.
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:iconmlpislove:
mlpislove Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
just i give up on life Princess Luna Like a boss Emoticon 
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:iconsoulstar11:
SoulStar11 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow
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:iconpepsi-coia:
Pepsi-CoIa Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
amazing simply amazing
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ForeverKarsten Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh My Celestia!!! Must have took 5 weeks to complete!!! It's beautiful!!! Don't listen to the haters!!! You put to much hard work into this for them to criticize you!!! Much details!!! Their facial expressions!!! Princess Celestia's wings!!! They look like wings of a Goddess!!! Your gonna go far kid!!! Very soon!!! Keep up the good, no, GREAT work!!! <3 Live life forever <3 
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:icongroovebird:
Groovebird Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
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:iconpepsi-coia:
Pepsi-CoIa Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I agree
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:iconmimii8976:
mimii8976 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student Artist
Cool. But y does twilight look sad?!

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:iconforeverkarsten:
ForeverKarsten Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student General Artist
She's actually looking into the telescope
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:iconforeverkarsten:
ForeverKarsten Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Studying the constellations
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:icongroovebird:
Groovebird Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yup, that's right.
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:iconmangopegasus:
MangoPegasus Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is unbelievable…         Clapping Pony Icon - Octavia 
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:iconkrazzulimaii:
Krazzulimaii Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The wings did it for me. Such detail in them
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:iconhiyopanda:
hiyopanda Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student Artist
awesome it make it so real with a background!!!
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:icontwiflutterpie:
twiflutterpie Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
oh my god! sooo spectacular :D how? just, wow. u blew my mind
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
You did a terrific job at every step. First off, the teacher and student each look terrific, but even much more so together. Celestia's very nicely detailed wing reaching over her preoccupied student is very charming indeed, plus both seem very enamored of the gorgeous night sky. The princess' mane and tail have great color to them, and her overall affect is very dignified while also comfortable. The telescope is exceptionally cool as well.

As for the photograph, you did an excellent job putting enough light on the subjects from a great angle to give them some moonlight shadows and light up their firms so we can enjoy the details. It must have been tough to do that with the bright backlight from inside the tower too. (They must be outside of a study or such since bedrooms and especially an observatory platform would have curtains. The use of a portable telescope fits in that case.) Are the stars tiny Christmas lights, holes poked in construction paper, or something else? The effect is sweet.
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:icongroovebird:
Groovebird Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the critics. I'm glad you noticed how much work I've invested into this scene. The stars in the background are in fact a big cardboard with tiny holes on it in front of my LCD TV ) with white background as you noticed).
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:iconfragmentedfrost:
fragmentedfrost Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Interface Designer
it's certainly no less than spectacular!
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:icongroovebird:
Groovebird Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I1m happy if you like it. :)
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:iconfragmentedfrost:
fragmentedfrost Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Interface Designer
i love it!
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:iconkonayiarts:
KonayiArts Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i love this!Definitly on my christmas list!
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:iconinfinteshine:
Infinteshine Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow... I am trying to convince myself those wings are real!
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:iconfancymareinblue:
Fancymareinblue Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice!~
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xXBysiaXx Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
wow!  C;  You have a talent !
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:iconask-nightshine:
ask-nightshine Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student General Artist
inspiring please tell me what type of material did you use to sculpt this and what type of paint to paint with your art work is amazing
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:icongroovebird:
Groovebird Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've made them from Super Sculpey, the background is mainly paper. I use water-based acrylic paint for painting them.
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:iconask-nightshine:
ask-nightshine Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you for the information I think I might try a hand in making one sometime
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:iconferdrimmler:
Ferdrimmler Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Measuring your photographer gave you a lot of work?
... so what were her measurements?
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:icongroovebird:
Groovebird Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was very hard to measure. The more professional a camera is, the more you have to change manually. I don't remember the exact measurements I made, then and there I searched for some tips on the internet, but I didn't have to use it since then.
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Phoenix001 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
O_O :heart: :worship:
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Rainbow-Lizzard Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IT'S AMAZING!!! :iconfluttershyyayplz:
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D3i Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Oh my....the poses, the moment , the backround.
Feels.
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:iconeiko82:
Eiko82 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Amazing work!
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:icongroovebird:
Groovebird Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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Aitsuki-no-Kitsune Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Stunning!! It's so breath taking...
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:iconneyzilla:
neyzilla Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
wow! fantastic texturing!
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:icongroovebird:
Groovebird Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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LilMissLuce Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
i i (is speakless) l l oo vv ee ii tt
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:iconnimblenote:
NimbleNote Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! I can see why Dusty is watching you.
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:icongroovebird:
Groovebird Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. We watch eatch other. I like his works.
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:iconjreidsma:
jreidsma Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful! Such a warm and emotional picture this is. Great job!
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:icongroovebird:
Groovebird Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. ^^
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:iconflyingslash:
FlyingSlash Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
WANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNT
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:iconnanorider426:
Nanorider426 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
No! Me want!
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:iconflyingslash:
FlyingSlash Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
NO ME
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:icongamerprincesswoona:
GamerPrincessWoona Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
FAHK CHU GUYS * Takes It And Runs Off With It *
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:icontheironhorse:
TheIronHorse Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
you built the tower too! Wow!
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:iconsameasusual:
SameAsUsual Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Definitely worth it, even if dark pictures are a real pain!
This is a beautiful shot.
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:icongroovebird:
Groovebird Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I'm happy if you like it. ^^
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:iconmaddynamite:
maddynamite Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Beautiful shot! Not only are the sculptures great, but you did a nice job on the photograph as a whole :D
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