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The smiling dog by RamiRama7i The smiling dog by RamiRama7i
Im pretty sure most of you remember this bad boy...(My special pet) was [link] of the first deviations Ive ever submitted ;)
I have this habit of going back to my old ideas and concepts and trying to enhance them in such away. during all this time I have learned alot and still learning, and felt like I should apply whatever I've gained from artistic knowledge to this guy. I fixed up the anatomy so that he resembles an actual dog, ofcoarse the facial is just ridiculous but hey that's whats so special about him isnt it ;)
I tried so hard not to ruin the character from its original in terms of the personality and the overall gesture form.
I hope hes still as like-bale, what do you guys think,, let me know
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AndresPerezdelgado Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
warning mad dog
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RamiRama7i Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hes really friendly though... he just bites a little now and then :)
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jsnferns Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Filmographer
man id love to animate that
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Kudos1567 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
bbbbbbbbbrrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiillllllllllliiiiiiiiiiiaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnttttt
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RamiRama7i Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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rojus Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He he, awesome stuff, now I want one too... wish I could get my hands on it, texture it up, put a collar and tame the beast :D

Anyways.. nice job with the update, the change is most impressive when you compare the legs. The old one looks more like a frog than an dog :) yet even then it was cool. But yeah, you nailed it, it's way better now. Also like that you compared before and after shots, it gives some sense of your development, I find it interesting just by its own.

To be picky, I would ask, how realistic do you want it to be? Off course paws could use some work, skin and whatever, but the face..ah.. that's what bothers you, isn't it? You said that you didn't want it to loose character, well.. I would suggest you to experiment with face separately see if you can make it work in real life (like: can he close his jaw? or can he move his head? and etc.) and maybe by the end you'll have something that you'll like more than the original.
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RamiRama7i Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Rojus I really appreciate it, very good points you raised here
The paws im definitely not entirely happy with yet
I was thinking adding tiny fuzzy hair on his skin just so hes doesnt look like a shaved chicken ;)
and as for the face yes i did try certain approachs to make since of his jaw anatomy, i even have the topology done accurately, should be good in case i wanna animate him later.
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rojus Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wouldn't suggest to go with the fur just yet, the paws at the moment look really stiff and don't seem to be able to bend properly, especially the front ones. If you would imagine it running, it would be a heck of an awkward bouncing around :)
Other than that, adding detail is just a matter of time. Basically you could tweak it forever to get the perfect wrinkle and etc. :)
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RamiRama7i Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Not to worry. Im actually experimenting with many options just to make sure i got it right :thumbsup:
I have a certain idea about the fur, and im studying it carefully in terms of appeal and where it should be growing. if it doesnt look right then I wont show it for sure. you can trust me on that ;)
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rojus Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, have fun :)
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VoodoomanDan Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Cool sculpt! I wouldn't change anything, It's got lots of character. Cheers!
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:iconramirama7i:
RamiRama7i Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
you mean the original one?
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FelidaeCat Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
love it :] ! <3
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RamiRama7i Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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CG-Gabe Featured By Owner May 7, 2013   General Artist
Awesome!!
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RamiRama7i Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Da-Bacon-master Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Haha this is awesome!
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RamiRama7i Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
glad you like :D
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Vir-Norin Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks great :)
OMG, It's a third sculpt that I like in a recent days and what a big surprise - all of them are done by the same person :)
My personal position about old sculpts is absolutely opposite - it's hard to even open some old ZTL's and I never making any changes to them. Maybe it's because after opening some of them I just start thinking "What kind of idiot sculpt them? How can I made so many mistakes?". And sometimes I cannot even explain it. I'm continuing one project now, started 6 months ago and I already cannot force myself to made drastic changes to the girl's face simply because I'm afraid to ruin already existed personality. So I 100% understand your worrying about maintaining its original appearance.
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RamiRama7i Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Anton, I really appreciate it and really glad you like my stuff.
you have some great work your self, the progress you have is promising, Ill be watching :)
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Vir-Norin Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for a kind words :)
I'll be watching you too.
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