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The Littlest Pangolin - Sculpture by LuxDani The Littlest Pangolin - Sculpture by LuxDani
When I asked for suggestions a very short while back, I was instantly inspired by :iconshepaintswithblood:'s suggestion of a pangolin! I knew I had to give one a shot, such wonderful little creatures.

That being said, I'd totally dig hearing suggestions in regards to sculptures! Keep in mind that these are not requests, but simply suggestions for subjects (so no personal characters, etc). And if your suggestion does tickle my fancy and I sculpt it up, I'll mention ya in the submission description. C:

Took awhile to decide on a pose, so I drew up a couple sketches and went with this one. I may add to it later, possibly pose a butterfly or a smaller pangolin reaching for a butterfly on the tail.

I originally was not going to go with wings, but it was very hard to balance this little guy on his back, so wings it would be. Naturally went with moth wings, choosing a Luna Moth for the shape and pattern (although not colouration).

I love the little feeties <3<3

Here are some close-ups and alternate views :

Enjoy folks! :heart::heart::heart:

For sale in my Etsy shop! www.etsy.com/ca/listing/157407...

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:iconbabou-shka:
Babou-Shka Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Gorgeous, so well done! Love the details and pose.
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! <3
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:iconbabou-shka:
Babou-Shka Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
You're welcome :)
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:iconfloralaurel:
FloraLaurel Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was planning on making a pangolin sculpture, but I'm sure it won't turn out as epic as yours! I love it!
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Go for it! =D
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:iconfloralaurel:
FloraLaurel Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: Thanks for the encouragement!
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:iconmonochromera:
monochromera Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
I am at a complete loss of words here...
gosh... it's just... too darn adorable... 
*dies* 



:heart: 
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
=D
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:iconglacialwolf13:
Glacialwolf13 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
sculpt a  cockatrice
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:iconmamalucia:
MamaLucia Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww, it's adorable! :D
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awe thanks! =D
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:iconsparklemehappy:
SparkleMeHappy Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow you did a great job! :dalove: I heard about pangolins only last week and saw one at the San Diego Zoo super up close! They're quite interesting creatures. When I saw this deviation, I recognized it right away haha. Apparently there's only 1 in the entire U.S., but I don't know how common they are in Canada. XD
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've never been fortunate enough to see one up close, but I really hope to! They're so fascinating, like their "scales" are actually made of hair.
And thank you!
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SparkleMeHappy Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! Yes! To me, the scales looked more like feathers the closer I got but yep, it's hair! They have tongues the are so long that they actually start from inside their lower body. XD 
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WendyMitchell Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconwonderful-world: Congratulations! This work has been included in our latest Wonderful Wednesdays feature www.deviantart.com/journal/Won...
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yaaaay, thank you! :la:
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:iconladyicefyre:
LadyIcefyre Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Omg this guy is so cute! I think one one these little guys would look great as a Dreamweaver. :)
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree! =D
And thank you!
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:iconladyicefyre:
LadyIcefyre Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
You are quite welcome! :)
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:iconsqushies:
Squshies Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Love pangolins! Absolutely gorgeous work! All the detail! Very nicely done. 
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pangolins are so neat!
Thank youuuu <3<3
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:iconcarlsbergensis:
Carlsbergensis Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is really fantastic work. The detail is simply amazing.
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awe thank you! The detail was time consuming but was good practice!
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:iconprincebardon:
princebardon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome works!!!
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!!
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:iconprincebardon:
princebardon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconmnrthumbsupplz:
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional
love it
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
=D
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:iconfantasma-x:
Fantasma-X Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is amazing! :D
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! =D
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SybilaSulfur Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG OMG OMG!! Pangoliiiiiiiin :3 I love pangolins, they are so CUTE!! And this pangolin is the cutest I've ever seen!! :3
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aren't they awesome? And so few people seem to know about them!
Thank you!! <3
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aren't they awesome? And so few people seem to know about them!
Thank you!! <3
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:iconsybilasulfur:
SybilaSulfur Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Huehuehue :3 They are so cute :3
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:iconsteampixy:
SteamPixy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is just incredible. 
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awe thank you!
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:iconsahasa:
Sahasa Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
This is awesome. Adorable tiny hands and feets :love:

If you're still looking for inspirations, try going through this a few times: www.arkive.org/random-species using this 'random species' option sometimes gives really cool and inspiring results!
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is perfect! Thanks so much for that link! <3<3
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:iconsahasa:
Sahasa Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
You're welcome, I find it very useful too :XD:
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:iconyama-no-mouken:
Yama-no-Mouken Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautifully done! I love it!
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Yama-no-Mouken Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!:D
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MorganCrone Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
I didn't think many people even knew about pangolins!
They are one of those animals that don't seem to get the love that fuzzy ones do.
They are such cute little critters though and it's great that you sculpted one :D I bet those scales took a long time to do! It would be adorable to have a little moth or butterfly sitting on the end of its tail, it looks like it's staring at its tail.
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've always known of the pangolin (due to as a child my nickname was The Walking Animal Encyclopedia hehe) but it is definitely shocking how many people are unaware! They're so neat :)

And thank you! I may end up adding a little moth on the tail.
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epic-otaku8 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness this is an amazing piece of art!!! :D love it!!!
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :D
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:iconfencingfool4:
Fencingfool4 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
I love pangolins and luna moths, this is just too cute <3
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awe thanks!
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ShittyChickenBang Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
OMG, it is stunningly adorable! You have made a great job here!
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