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Hey guys! I got back from the cottage which was super fun and gave me a chance to get some nice outdoor photos of six new sculptures. All six will be listed for sale tomorrow around 4pm EST. The link to my etsy shop is below. They don’t all have names or exact prices yet, but they will range from about $225 to $550 and I do take payments. More information will be available in the etsy descriptions once they go for sale tomorrow.

All of my sculptures are one of a kind, made from polymer clay over a wire and foil base and painted in acrylics. 

Etsy Link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/scenceable

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Question!

Hey followers and fellow artists. I have a question. Ideas welcome!

I am making a giant (like 12 inches tall) rearing pegasus that will be pegged off one leg, similar to the twisty kirin I am working on, but heavier due to the wings. The base is going to be a cloud, and will hopefully be able to be suspended somehow (like clipped to the side of a desk or hung up or something). I am planning to do a lot of the sculpting with ultralight sculpey. 

My dilemma is regarding what materials to use for a durable, preferably lightweight, cloud. Clay wouldn’t look too nice, and someone suggested cotton balls which I’m not a fan of because they look bad and degrade over time. Anyone have any suggestions? They can be terrible suggestions, I’m blanking at the moment so any suggestions you have are welcome! 

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A preview of six new sculptures that are now done and ready for photos. All six will be for sale on etsy in a few days. Keep an eye on this page - I’ll post the link when they’re up.

All sculptures handmade from polymer clay over a wire and foil frame.

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Hey guys, I get a lot of questions about tutorials and happened across this youtube channel - it’s really helpful for sculpting horses! Check it out  :) 

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homemadehorrors:

crispyfishsticks:

yellowfur:

witchpaws:

-SIGNAL BOOST-
Okay, so many of my watchers on deviantART are already aware of this, but last month I was scammed for thousands of dollars by a user named Pixlett / ToxicMutagen. (They both use the same PayPal address) Pixlett has since deactivated her account.
My account of the fraud:
[ Part 1] [ Part 2 (Today) ]
Pixlett bought some artwork from me for very large sums of money. Then, a few months later, I notice that a couple grand went missing from my PayPal, because she filed a credit card chargeback against me, claiming that she never got the item. Obviously, it was digital artwork, so there was no physical item to ship. She did this for every single piece of artwork she bought from me, and even after backing myself up with a ton of evidence, PayPal ruled in her favor.
And now, today, it has happened AGAIN. Pixlett has filed MORE chargebacks against me, putting me into negative $2,000 in my PayPal account. I start school in a week and need money to pay for my new textbooks, supplies, and gas, but looks like that’s not gonna happen thanks to this fraud.
I have set up a PayPal Donation button on my page, where you can help me out. Even just a dollar helps. Small amounts add up quickly, and I need to get out of the negatives as soon as possible.
I apologize, because I never ask for help, but this is just beyond my capacity of fixing in such a short amount of time. Several other people were also affected by this scammer, so please consider helping them out too.
Thank you! ;u; If you have any questions or concerns, you can message me on here or on my dA.
-witchpaws

FUCKING SIGNAL BOOST THIS
ALSO DO NOT TAKE COMMISSIONS OR SELL ADOPTABLES TO THE PERSON MENTIONED
also - wow … WOW .. I´m fucking mad about this person and paypal - this is really fucked up. this is really a slap in the face for digital artists …

Signal boosting, this is not cool.  

Reblogging for relevance; this is terrible… and it seems to happen with alarming frequency; ourselves, as well as several other artists who deal in physical media were scammed on etsy last year the same way. One of the complicating factors in a chargeback scam is that ultimately the decision lies with the credit card company (at least, this is what paypal told us). The cc company has zero reason to rule against their cardholder, who they will potentially lose as a client if they do.One suggestion for those dealing in digital art: for high price point commissions, send a USB with the file through registered mail. Its STILL not a guarantee against fraud, but it gives you extra proof of delivered goods at least.So sorry that the OP is going through this!

This happened to me last year, and I had proof (I had tracking, delivery confirmation, AND an email from the buyer saying she loved it AND positive feedback on etsy) and they credit card still gave her the money back. I think they said if it’s over $250 you need signature confirmation or something, which is super super expensive with Canada Post. 
People like this are criminals. It’s one thing to steal from a huge store, this is ripping off small, individual artists who are barely scraping by as it is. Awful. 
Apparently the person who scammed me a year and a half ago CURRENTLY has 30 pending chargebacks on her credit card. She’s still very much at large and still scamming people. Her name is Brooke Alison Kutik, if anyone else sees this and wants to add her to their list. Ugh.

homemadehorrors:

crispyfishsticks:

yellowfur:

witchpaws:

-SIGNAL BOOST-

Okay, so many of my watchers on deviantART are already aware of this, but last month I was scammed for thousands of dollars by a user named Pixlett / ToxicMutagen. (They both use the same PayPal address) Pixlett has since deactivated her account.

My account of the fraud:

[ Part 1] [ Part 2 (Today) ]

Pixlett bought some artwork from me for very large sums of money. Then, a few months later, I notice that a couple grand went missing from my PayPal, because she filed a credit card chargeback against me, claiming that she never got the item. Obviously, it was digital artwork, so there was no physical item to ship. She did this for every single piece of artwork she bought from me, and even after backing myself up with a ton of evidence, PayPal ruled in her favor.

And now, today, it has happened AGAIN. Pixlett has filed MORE chargebacks against me, putting me into negative $2,000 in my PayPal account. I start school in a week and need money to pay for my new textbooks, supplies, and gas, but looks like that’s not gonna happen thanks to this fraud.

I have set up a PayPal Donation button on my page, where you can help me out. Even just a dollar helps. Small amounts add up quickly, and I need to get out of the negatives as soon as possible.

I apologize, because I never ask for help, but this is just beyond my capacity of fixing in such a short amount of time. Several other people were also affected by this scammer, so please consider helping them out too.

Thank you! ;u; If you have any questions or concerns, you can message me on here or on my dA.

-witchpaws

FUCKING SIGNAL BOOST THIS

ALSO DO NOT TAKE COMMISSIONS OR SELL ADOPTABLES TO THE PERSON MENTIONED

also - wow … WOW .. I´m fucking mad about this person and paypal - this is really fucked up. this is really a slap in the face for digital artists …

Signal boosting, this is not cool.  

Reblogging for relevance; this is terrible… and it seems to happen with alarming frequency; ourselves, as well as several other artists who deal in physical media were scammed on etsy last year the same way.

One of the complicating factors in a chargeback scam is that ultimately the decision lies with the credit card company (at least, this is what paypal told us). The cc company has zero reason to rule against their cardholder, who they will potentially lose as a client if they do.

One suggestion for those dealing in digital art: for high price point commissions, send a USB with the file through registered mail. Its STILL not a guarantee against fraud, but it gives you extra proof of delivered goods at least.
So sorry that the OP is going through this!

This happened to me last year, and I had proof (I had tracking, delivery confirmation, AND an email from the buyer saying she loved it AND positive feedback on etsy) and they credit card still gave her the money back. I think they said if it’s over $250 you need signature confirmation or something, which is super super expensive with Canada Post. 

People like this are criminals. It’s one thing to steal from a huge store, this is ripping off small, individual artists who are barely scraping by as it is. Awful. 

Apparently the person who scammed me a year and a half ago CURRENTLY has 30 pending chargebacks on her credit card. She’s still very much at large and still scamming people. Her name is Brooke Alison Kutik, if anyone else sees this and wants to add her to their list. Ugh.

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two horses I sculpted ages ago are now finally painted! They just need hair. They were sculpted back in like, december or something, poor things. Both will be for sale sometime within the next week. 
both are made from polymer clay over wire and foil, and painted in acrylics. The big kirin looking in on the back still needs a fair bit of work.
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two horses I sculpted ages ago are now finally painted! They just need hair. They were sculpted back in like, december or something, poor things. Both will be for sale sometime within the next week. 

both are made from polymer clay over wire and foil, and painted in acrylics. The big kirin looking in on the back still needs a fair bit of work.

facebook.com/quequinoxart

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preview of the “twisty” kirin. She’s been painted and now her base just needs a bit of work and then she needs hair. I probably could have done the hair today but it’s so hot and sticky out I didn’t want to. She’ll be done this week though!

Made from polymer clay over wire and foil, painted in acrylic. Facebook.com/quequinoxart

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custom order Kirin by ~creaturesfromel
I have to share this… my commission from Ellen is done! So excited, he turned out stunning. I’m going to pick him up next Monday! :)

Exciting news, this weekend I am travelling to Guelph to attend a sculpting workshop put on by Ellen from Creatures from El. This is the first time I’ve ever done any sort of formal art workshop since beginning to sculpt and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I’ve loved Ellen’s work for ages. This is the kirin I commissioned from her in 2012, it’ll be so nice to go back and see her again and learn from her. I’ll definitely be sharing pictures when I get back! 

quequinoxart:

custom order Kirin by ~creaturesfromel

I have to share this… my commission from Ellen is done! So excited, he turned out stunning. I’m going to pick him up next Monday! :)

Exciting news, this weekend I am travelling to Guelph to attend a sculpting workshop put on by Ellen from Creatures from El. This is the first time I’ve ever done any sort of formal art workshop since beginning to sculpt and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I’ve loved Ellen’s work for ages. This is the kirin I commissioned from her in 2012, it’ll be so nice to go back and see her again and learn from her. I’ll definitely be sharing pictures when I get back! 

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Paint paint painting all day. It’s so hot out. 

Polymer clay sculpture, made over wire and foil, painted in acrylics.

Paint paint painting all day. It’s so hot out.

Polymer clay sculpture, made over wire and foil, painted in acrylics.

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preview of the chestnut appaloosa I’ve been working on. She’s done now except for hair. She’ll be for sale when I get photos!

She’s been a difficult one. I had a lot of trouble painting her and while I like the end result I still feel like it could be more detailed or better, I dunno why. I think I’ve put over 15 hours into painting her already because I keep redoing it. 

I’m going to take a break from appaloosas and do a dapple grey next! 

sculptures are made from polymer clay over wire and foil and painted in acrylics :) 

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The twisty tree kirin is coming along… she needs to be painted at the moment but is almost done! I think I’ve decided on palomino for the colour scheme. 

She’s made from polymer clay over wire and foil

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Preview of the new zombie unicorn sculpture… she still needs hair but is otherwise done and will be for sale on etsy. She’s more rotting and contused than my previous zombie unicorn who just looked like he was bleeding all over. 
More pics to follow! All my sculptures are made from polymer clay and painted in acrylic.

Preview of the new zombie unicorn sculpture… she still needs hair but is otherwise done and will be for sale on etsy. She’s more rotting and contused than my previous zombie unicorn who just looked like he was bleeding all over. 

More pics to follow! All my sculptures are made from polymer clay and painted in acrylic.

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Workdesk at the moment, though there are a few guys missing. 
Giant twisty kirin - going to be palomino with blue flowers/ vines growing out of her horns
Chestnut appaloosa - has bright green eyes, the mapping on her is coming along nicely finally. I’ve spent over 10 hours painting her so far because I keep messing it up. 
zombie unicorn - needs to be painted. I’m waiting for inspiration to hit.
eternal - gypsy vanner/ cob with a starry night paint theme
All of these will be for sale on etsy when finished except for the vanner who is for someone already. I also have another arabian horse that will be bay, but she’s not in the photo. 

Workdesk at the moment, though there are a few guys missing. 

Giant twisty kirin - going to be palomino with blue flowers/ vines growing out of her horns

Chestnut appaloosa - has bright green eyes, the mapping on her is coming along nicely finally. I’ve spent over 10 hours painting her so far because I keep messing it up. 

zombie unicorn - needs to be painted. I’m waiting for inspiration to hit.

eternal - gypsy vanner/ cob with a starry night paint theme

All of these will be for sale on etsy when finished except for the vanner who is for someone already. I also have another arabian horse that will be bay, but she’s not in the photo. 

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"Eternal" the vanner/ cob type fantasy horse. She’ll be painted with a sort of starry night theme with silvery hair. Her one leg will have a peg in it so is made from apoxie sculpt, it’s not quite done. I think she needs a bit more belly too. :)

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Two kirins that I’m working on.

The more vertical one with no hair has been casually called “twisty” and is more recent. She’ll be painted and given mohair and sold on etsy when she’s done.

The giant guy will have sculpted hair and my intent is to get him cast. But, that’s been over a year in the works so I have no idea when he’ll be available. But he’s coming along! The position will likely make him a huge pain to cast. I’ve never done casts before so it’s a new venture for me. It’s still a far way into the future though, gotta get him done before I worry too much about it. 

Both are made from polymer clay/ apoxie sculpt over wire and foil.

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