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Eel Walker by MarkNewman Eel Walker by MarkNewman
This is a personal project I've been working on for awhile now. I finally took it to the foundry today to get molded and cast in bronze. It's sculpted in oil base clay and stands around 18" tall.
Both the figure and the eel were sculpted separately.
I had to cut and paste the eel together with the figure in photo shop and erase the armature supports in this photo to show how the finish will look.
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Given 2009-12-24
From suggestor: "The feel of the woman's walk along with the way the eel feels like it's floating beside her is so unbelievably well executed." Eel Walker by *MarkNewman definitely conjours the same impression when I look at it, the feel of weightlessness and fluidity. ( Suggested by RandyHand and Featured by Thebuild )
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walfredsan Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Very impressive work!!  really looks like move floating.
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Caliber123456789 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
wow this makes me want to learn sculpting. very nice work, wow.
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WimBer38 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great sculpture! I know how hard it's to realize!!
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:icondejan-delic:
dejan-delic Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous.
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BlackfootWillie Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  New member
That is so kewl!
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tgraschel40 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
beautiful work.
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valentinnikolaevich Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  New member Professional Artist
Unbelievable!Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1] 
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:iconmnimajneb:
mnimajneb Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
magnifique!
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luicandeias Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
How much to purchase a bronze version of this sculpture?
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MarkNewman Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is priced at $6,500 right now. 9 left in the edition of 20.

Here is the finished bronze sculpture...
marknewman.deviantart.com/art/…

e-mail me directly if you are still interested.
newmanmark@sbcglobal.net
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:iconzezonz:
zezonz Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ravishing
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AlexanderTHanson Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Very nice, the detail on the skin of the woman and the ornamentation harness bracelet, did you get it bronzed? 
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chocogirl10 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful sculpture! :clap:
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:iconbiyok:
biYok Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is just incredible!!!!
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:iconsoulpark:
Soulpark Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
SUPERRRRR.
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IntrepidStudent Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful and unique!!
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:iconcandyflosses:
CandyFlosses Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WHOA WOW OH. Awesome stuff. :O
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:iconmyques:
myques Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this. is. outstanding.
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martik642 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is absolutly fantastic.Clap 
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AJtheSENSEI Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
All man! I really like this piece. It's so well done. I like the elegance and sense of movement. 
I would really like to own it, but it's too expensive for me. So, does the eel still have a support bar in the real version? 
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fabu-gabi Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Muito bom, trampo lindão

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Boy-vs-world Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The motion in the eel is incredible 
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nyx613 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really beautiful, just curious what kind of eel did you use for a reference because it kinda looks like a Long-Fined NZ Eel. Anyway, gorgeous work.  
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MarkNewman Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. Actually it's a Moray Eel.
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nyx613 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Neither way it looks incredible! 
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annezca Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013   General Artist
This is just so beautiful and wonderful. WOW~!!!
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dvd009 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
do you sell your sculpture ?
if you do, i want this !!!
this is a really good work ;)
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MarkNewman Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. 
I do sell some of my work. This one is for sale. It's a limited edition bronze. Edition size of 20 and there are 9 still available. 
Here is the finished sculpture. marknewman.deviantart.com/art/…
The price right now is $6,500.
e-mail me if your still interested.
newmanmark@sbcglobal.net.

Mark.

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CirqueDuAwesome Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! I saw this in the Spectrum art books. That is very impressive.
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MarkNewman Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much

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TheBridges Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
bello
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RawSunlight Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning!
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doodlediddy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
This is absolutely your most beautiful piece ever. Grace, strength, beauty, and incredible detail. Are there any replicas on the market?
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ogham132004 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student General Artist
This is beautiful man. How long did this take you?
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Lixir Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had finally hit rock bottom this came at perfect timing for me this showed that money is power I had to share this with someone
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Realityblade Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had finally hit rock bottom this helped me back to my feet now there is no turning back no pressure just check it out
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BloodytheVampireBat Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Remids me of that Ruto chick from TLOZ ocarina of time... :iconthinkingplz:
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MarkNewman Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
??? Don't know what that is.
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Gizmosaurus Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
That piece just works so very well, I am just fascinated with the flow, the details and the "correctness" of the improbability of the pair of walkers.
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txay Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
gorgeous
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dave067 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Very fine, a lot of poetry
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jazewel Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh my goodness this is awesome! I would so love to be the girl in the photo. Eels are awesome.
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Blyostochka Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist
gorgeous delicate work
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