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Growlithe and Arcanine Sculptures by LeiliaK Growlithe and Arcanine Sculptures by LeiliaK
Wooo, my first finished pieces of the new year, and they just happen to be of my all-time favorite Pokemon! :D

These two doggies were a commission for :iconrdario:. I was so excited for the opportunity to work on these guys, and I really am so pleased with how they came out. :) That Arcanine gave me quite some trouble with all her fluff, but I managed to get it to look alright, I think. It was so incredibly hard for me to have to send these two away, though. ;_; Especially that Growlithe, I wanted to keep her so badly! I hope they have a safe trip to their new owner.

You can see individual pictures here:


Arcanine is definitely my biggest Pokemon sculpture(or any sculpture for that matter), measuring in at 5.25” tall and 6” long. Growlithe measures 3.25” tall and 4.5” long. They are both sculpted from Super Sculpey/Sculpey Firm over a wire and foil armature, painted with acrylic paint and sealed with a matte finish.



Etsy Shop: [link] Commission Info: [link] Twitter: [link] Tumblr: [link]
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danicarae Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
ITS A FAMILY  I figured out
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soundofthecrocodile Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
do u post your sculptures with your iphone 2?
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Vivid-Dreamer-Kimiko Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
They are amazing! great job :D
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:iconleiliak:
LeiliaK Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! ^^
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SilverGriffin534 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwe so cute! I love them ^.^
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Devious-Creations Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Super adorable! :iconspazhugplz:
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:iconleiliak:
LeiliaK Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, thanks. :)
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:iconkimmyken1991:
kimmyken1991 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
a pity you don't sell it anymore ^^i love them <3 my email is born_with_angeldust@hotmail.com
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:iconleiliak:
LeiliaK Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
These pieces were a commission so they were already sold. :)  I do still take sculpture commissions. Though I don't re-sculpt characters in the exact same pose, I can definitely sculpt the same Pokemon again. You can find out more information about my commissions here: fav.me/d3n177o
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Necrophilliacness Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Love it!! :)
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:iconleiliak:
LeiliaK Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, thanks! :D
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Isaacsporcaelus Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with the person below. I've only just gotten into clay recently, and I've only made an Eevee for my mum so far, but Arcanine is one of my favourite pokemon (always in my team!) and this is so inspiring! You have such talent!
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:iconleiliak:
LeiliaK Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww, thank you!  Sculpting just takes a lot of practice and patience, so I'm sure you will continue to improve as well!  I'm so happy to be able to inspire others to try sculpting as well, it is such a fun craft! :D 
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RedBeanIceCream Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
<3
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:iconleiliak:
LeiliaK Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
^__^
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:iconagentsonic:
AgentSonic Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm going to be making an Arcanine figure someday, and this really inspires me. Wonderful sculpture
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:iconleiliak:
LeiliaK Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, thank you! I'm so happy to inspire others to sculpt as well! :D
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MegaDan1213 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So Cutee :)
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:iconleiliak:
LeiliaK Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! ^^
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HerOnceWhiteWings Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love them both, especially Arcanine :heart: If I may ask, how did you apply the acrylic colour so smoothly? My sculptures have little lumbs from the colour, and the brush streaks are often visible. But yours is flawless :O Really, how?
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:iconleiliak:
LeiliaK Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :)

Making sure the paint is smooth can be very tedious!  I typically water my paint down a bit, and use multiple thin layers instead of one thick layer.  This keeps the paint from getting lumpy.  I try to use the largest size brush I can and paint in one direction to avoid a lot of streaking.  I hope that helps some!
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HerOnceWhiteWings Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That actually helped more than you think <3 Thanks for being so kind 
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:iconleiliak:
LeiliaK Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome!  I'm always happy to help. :)
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AkuAoMidori Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a question. If this is sculpture out of polymer clay, wouldn't it get burnt??? Otherwise, great job!!! Keep up the fantastic work!!! XD
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:iconleiliak:
LeiliaK Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! Though I'm really not sure what you mean by the sculpture getting burnt?
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:iconakuaomidori:
AkuAoMidori Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like, since it's a sculpture, it need lots time to bake. But most people on Youtube, they have their sculpture all burnt and they have to apply more clay on. Then they paint over it. Did you did that, or just got the colors of clay and started forming the Growlithe and Arcanine?? (Sorry if it's hard to understand. I suck at Language Arts!!!) XD
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:iconleiliak:
LeiliaK Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, the sculptures shouldn't be coming out burnt if they were baked at the right temperature and time. :) I also do not work with colored clay, all of my pieces are painted. It's a different piece, but here is a step-by-step on how I sculpt more of my pieces: [link]
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:iconakuaomidori:
AkuAoMidori Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the info!!!! And, I never knew you knew about League of Legends. Great Teemo sculpture (action figure)!!!!!! XD Have a nice Summer!!!!
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:iconleiliak:
LeiliaK Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome, always happy to help! ^_^
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:iconakuaomidori:
AkuAoMidori Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
By the way, is Growlithe your favorite Pokemon???
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:iconleiliak:
LeiliaK Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, it most definitely is! :D
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those are awesome!
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:iconleiliak:
LeiliaK Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome!
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werewolffangs Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
i love these two growlithe is one of my favoites :) do you fire the clay?
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:iconleiliak:
LeiliaK Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! ^^ I use polymer clay, which needs to be baked in an oven in order to harden. :)
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werewolffangs Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Ok and like how long does it take to bake?
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:iconleiliak:
LeiliaK Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It depends on the size of your piece and the type of polymer clay you are using. :) My pieces take anywhere between 20-45 minutes to bake typically.
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werewolffangs Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
And last question do you use just a normal kitchen oven or like a toaster oven?
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:iconleiliak:
LeiliaK Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I use a regular kitchen oven, though a toaster oven can be used for smaller pieces as well.
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abigail3942 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student Artist
:heart:
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PuppyBroAustin Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
omg cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute how do you make 'em?
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:iconleiliak:
LeiliaK Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hehe, thanks so much! Well, short answer is that they are sculpted from polymer clay and hand painted with acrylics. If this link works, you can see the progression of Arcanine here: [link]
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PuppyBroAustin Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh wow! this is highly impressive :D
if i could, id love to put them from you. Arcanine is one of my top 5 favorite pokemon X3
Your talent is amazing!
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LeiliaK Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Arcanine is indeed an awesome Pokemon, one of my favorites as well. ^_^ Thank you for the kind words!
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:iconpuppybroaustin:
PuppyBroAustin Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Not a problem :)
have you perhaps ever thought of making poochyena and mightyena?
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:iconleiliak:
LeiliaK Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Here is a very old sculpture I did of a shiny Poochyena: [link]
I'd definitely love to do another sculpture of Poochyena, as well as Mightyena. They are also some of my favorite Pokemon. :D
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PuppyBroAustin Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awwwww you totally should! :D
seriously you could make some real money by doing this X3
how long does it take?
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:iconleiliak:
LeiliaK Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, well, I do take commissions and sell pieces at conventions from time to time. ;)
It really depends on the size and difficulty. For instance the Arcanine is pretty big and has a lot of detail, so that one took me several days worth of work. Smaller pieces can take just a few hours, though.
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ShinranRanger Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
O.o holy crap awesome sculptures!
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