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babirusa by EatToast babirusa by EatToast
toy #2 in my endangered and ugly animals project, the babirusa! a kind of pig native to Indonesia, babirusa have an extra set of tusks that never stop growing. time willing, they will grow to almost a full circle. They're used mainly to lock together in combat to turn the opposing pig over, kind of like how stag beetles fight. For their impressive looks, the tusks are actually quite fragile, so fights are rare, and the tusks are more for show than function. Babirusa are mainly endangered due to habitat loss and being hunted for bushmeat.

the sculpture is about 4 1/2 inches tall, and 7 1/2 inches long.

made of sculpey, with detail paint in acrylics.

enjoy!

the project has gone in a bit of a different direction, my advisor wants me to work on deep sea fish toys (which i am TOTALLY fine with, i love them so much). so expect creepy fish in the near future. :)
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xJupi Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!! Such detailing! :o
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What a cool little creature.
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:iconelaclairesskies:
Deep Sea Fish? Oh how fun!! This babirusa is gorgeous in itself, and the detail and size is staggeringly good!!

Would you ever do commissions for similiar figures?
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EatToast Feb 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! i'd be more than happy to do commissions. note me anytime if you have anything in mind.
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amubleu Feb 14, 2011   Artisan Crafter
The detail on this guy is pretty amazing. I would love to see some rare deep sea creatures as well.
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EatToast Feb 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!!! the fish are going to be a lot of fun to make :)
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reincarnationOFfoxes Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the texture of its skin :) And deep sea fish are awesome, looking forward to seeing them!
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EatToast Feb 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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Cataclysm-X Feb 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
this is a great species I've never heard of nor seen. They look very impressive.
Such a beautiful sculpture!

Deep sea fish toys sound like fun :D will you work on sea creature only? Or on mammals like these as well? :)
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