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Brachiosaurus Teapot by DaffoDille Brachiosaurus Teapot by DaffoDille
This is one of the school projects that has kept me from doing regular art for a while. The assignment was to make a teapot that was based on a preexisting object. Lucky for my my roommate had a Brachiosaurus model she was willing to let me borrow. And thus Rupert was born! (But I keep changing his name. I'm waiting for one to stick.)

He is almost completely hollow. The only part that isn't is the last half or so of his tail. I'm trying to think of the best way to glaze him so as to emphasize all his wrinkly glory. Right now I'm leaning towards using terra sigillata followed by black glaze once he's out of the bisque. Well see! I'll probably make some test tiles just to be sure.
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Howikin Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is making me want to go pull out all my old dinosaur toys. Amazin!
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha that's precisely what I was going for. ;> Thank you!
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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic sculpt, I love the details you put into the skin. 
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! It was a very tricky process but I just love the final result. It's so light. :u
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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's wonderful. Has he been fired yet? 
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah he got finished up a while ago. I haven't posted a finished picture as I wasn't able to get a decent one. :/ He looks about the same though.
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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sure he's just lovely! 
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GilmourApatosaur Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really awesome (reminds me of my ceramics class)! Must have been hard to hollow it out, especially in the narrower neck.
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah the whole process was pretty complicated. I just hollowed each piece before connecting it. All the effort paid off though because it's actually surprisingly light. :O
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TyrackWolfII Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
A teapot? That is beyond awesome. :3
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Livandriya Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excuse me, what material did you use for this?
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walkingdead600 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i want
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That. Is. Awesome. :icononionx3plz: I absolutely love it.
Reminds me of a jar I made in maybe 10th grade that resembled an Aztec jaguar heart-container... Only it wasn't supposed to contain hearts. :'D
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Dino-Mario Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I'd really like to have a teapot like that!!! Cool Job!!!
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Nala15 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Genius! :D
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CatalystOfTheSoul Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
..........Dear God.
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Did your brain explode from the unbridled awesomeness...??
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CatalystOfTheSoul Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly.
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Aikachi02 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
I bet there is a strong market out there for dinosaur-shaped teapots, you may have stumbled into a goldmine!

Looks amazing! :D Can't wait to see the finished product after you paint it C:

On a side note, my sister, who is not a member of any art websites and does not actively watch anybody is always excited when I mention that you've uploaded something new c: she remembers your art from when I showed her your gallery on the archive C:
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! I've found my niche at last! :'>

Thank you! I'm going to have to test some tiles with a similar texture to them before I can commit to a glaze technique. It's like I have too many options at the point and have no idea what would look best. x'D

And wow! That's super flattering; I'm glad she likes my stuff. Nice that she's gotten to see me improve if she's been following me for that long haha. :b The archive seems pretty dead nowadays, it makes me kind of sad. :C
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Aikachi02 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
I know! I know part of the problem is that a lot of artists have grown up and now have less time for fandom, whether it is because they have gone to school, now have professional careers, or have just lost interest. There are loads of new artists there that have the same amount of enthusiasm for the archive that we all had in the beginning, but making friends with the newbies is sometimes difficult when you're not that active yourself. I bet it you popped into sketcher it would be flooded within minutes, full of people excited to watch you draw ^^

Anyway, stay awesome :D Me and my sister both eagerly anticipate your next works
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Sipper-Paws Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
That's amazing! :0
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like. :>
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BearlyFeline Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
FFFT! You're amazing oh my gosh! The detail and texture, shape and form are just gorgeous. I love seeing your 3D stuff as well as the 2D.

Can't wait to see this finished 8D
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Masku! It was loads of fun to make. I'd love to do more of these silly teapots; it really wasn't as hard as I thought it'd be.

And yeah me neither. I wanna bring him home!
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MuffinToppz Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student General Artist
SO COOL! XD except how do you make it all hollow?
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha that was a challenge for sure. :b There are different techniques for the different body parts, (he was assembled from many separate pieces.) Have you ever made a pinch pot? The thick portion of the tail and the torso were formed using a similar technique, except instead of looking like a bowl you aim for it to look more like a taco shell. And for the legs and neck what you do it take a blob of clay and then jam your pink in it 'til it comes out the other side. Then you keep adding clay until it's the length you want it.

Sorry for the long answer but hopefully that's what you wanted. ^^;
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MuffinToppz Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student General Artist
HAHAH great ^^ thanks...now i know how to make a hollow dino pot XD lol
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GedankenTheory Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An amazing idea for a teapot! Looking forward to seeing the finished creation. :) Good luck for the project. c:

I'd try to get my hands on one of these if they ever came out in the shops. xD
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! And I'll be sure to put up the final photos of my class projects--we've made some pretty interesting stuff so far. :)

And yeah, if I ever get a studio and a kiln of my own I think I'd like to make more of these for selling!
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KashimusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is an amazing Teapot!
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm pretty darn proud of it. c:
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JessiRenee Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012   Digital Artist
That's so cool! Could you actually heat water inside him and make tea? Seriously, that's so epic! :la:
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not yet, but once he's been fired and glazed he certainly could! :)
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JessiRenee Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012   Digital Artist
cool, dinosaur tea :XD:
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds appetizing doesn't it? :b
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oneblacksheep Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is amazing. What an awesome idea. I remember having to do a similar project; interesting to see what everyone can come up with. c:
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It was a challenge, but I could totally see myself doing it again. There's so many options for things that would make good teapots haha.
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