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Arcanine by retinence Arcanine by retinence
I got a DD!

If you are interested in a commission, either leave me a note or email me at Retinence@gmail.com.

-If anyone knows a brick and mortar store in central jersey that I can buy a decent backdrop from, please let me know. I have no idea where to buy photography equipment that isn't online.

This is my version of the Pokemon, Arcanine. It was made for Brickfair Virginia this past weekend. It took a full month of nonstop building to finish and has been in design since last December. This is my first real statue, in that it is entirely designed for this pose and cannot move.

This is entirely supported on its one front paw. There's no trick photography hiding the support structure. I left all of the imperfections of my backdrop in because photoshopping it out would've diminished the effect of the one paw support.

It'll break only if it tips to any side. Otherwise it is fairly stable, as Brickfair attendees can attest to.
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Given 2013-10-05
The suggester said: While there are a number of incredible MOCs in retinence's gallery, this one takes the cake in both skill and the ability to capture a very "live" piece of work. It's beyond outstanding, both technically and conceptually. Arcanine by ~retinence ( Suggested by Kayru-Kitsune and Featured by Astralseed )
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Minebot45 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconomastarplz:s and garters, how do you do it?
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:iconhellbeholder:
Hellbeholder Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there glue involved?
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:iconretinence:
retinence Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
No glue. Never used glue.
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:iconltashler:
LTAshler Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This Blew my mind
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:iconnefer007:
Nefer007 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
HOLY HELIX just how many HeroFactory chestpeices did you have to lay out to build this?
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:iconnefer007:
Nefer007 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The only way to describe it is if you had LDD and used it to buy the pieces needed to buy all the BIONICLE, TECHNIC and HeroFactory pieces needed for the set! You MUST tell Nintendo that they could make so much more with LEGO!
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:iconkaysavage:
KaySavage Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are damn good.
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:iconadamphillip:
adamphillip Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student Filmographer
oh god thats awesome
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:iconbatterymanaaa:
BatterymanAAA Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap. This is amazing.
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:iconicy-cami:
Icy-Cami Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
what is it made of??/ i love arcanines!
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:iconretinence:
retinence Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Lego.
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:iconvissova38:
Vissova38 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely freaking incredible.
I could look at many of your sets and know right away what they're supposed to be. Amazing work.
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:iconsoraismyhomeboy:
SoraIsMyHomeboy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HOLY SHOOT....THIS IS BEYOND IMPRESSIVE
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:iconfinnish909:
Finnish909 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
That tells me, it took a while.
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:iconnovembereyes:
NovemberEyes Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013   General Artist
WOOOOW, Have you thought about working for Lego Land?
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:iconretinence:
retinence Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
I have but the position I want hasn't been available.
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:iconnovembereyes:
NovemberEyes Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013   General Artist
Awww well I hope you get the job. It would be a joy to see your work there and Pokemon Lego kits on the shelves. I wish you luck :)
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TMC-on-DevArt Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn! Now THAT'S a Lego!
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:iconjonesomega54:
JonesOmega54 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student Writer
Why does the tail look so weird?
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:iconretinence:
retinence Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
I was following a drawing.  I could only get a certain curve with my technique so I did the best I could to make a billowing tail.
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:iconhotchick42o:
HotChick42O Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Wow your lego sculptures are absolutely stunning!
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:iconminecrafroger:
minecrafroger Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
YOUR INSANE!
you shod work for Lego and try to make a sereis of lego pokemon stuff. your be rich
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WerewolfWilson Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! This is truly amazing! A well deserved DD. Congrats!
Arcanine is my favorite pokemon, and you made it look wonderful!

If you don't mind me asking, how long (on average) does it take you to build one of these? 
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:iconretinence:
retinence Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Simpler creations take about a week or two.  Difficult ones take a month or two.  Some require me to learn a new skill so those take much longer.
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WerewolfWilson Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah thats cool! Thanks for the reply!
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:icongozerth23:
gozerth23 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
so cool
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:icondragonricca:
dragonricca Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg amazing :wow:
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:icontoadjacara:
ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Epic :)
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:iconwildwithin:
WildWithin Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG Is this made of Legos?!
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:iconretinence:
retinence Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Yup.  I work with oddly shaped Lego parts.
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:iconwildwithin:
WildWithin Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional
nice job
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconmarxforever:
MarxForever Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude, I think you've ascended to the next level...
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:icontyranous-king:
Tyranous-King Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is just so freaking awesome!!!!!
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:iconkingcheet:
kingcheet Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student General Artist
awsome :) love it. what it made out of?
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:iconretinence:
retinence Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Lego.
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:iconkingcheet:
kingcheet Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student General Artist
cool that is awsome.
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:iconzerosity:
Zerosity Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
That is amazing, I like how you even added the crushed floor.  Very nice!
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:icon4dextreme:
4DExtreme Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
What's that thing behind him??
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:iconbazookatortise:
bazookatortise Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the blue wall or the tail?
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:iconfurfit:
Furfit Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's his tail, yo
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:iconribikoto:
Ribikoto Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Really cool!
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:iconnatsart687:
NATSART687 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what a Pokemon looks so good :D
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TheDemonLady Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow!! really is amazing, I have no words to describe it. is a great job, must have been very difficult to assemble. Sorprendido 
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RubberyParts Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god where are you I want to kiss you for this amazing piece of Arcanine omfg
You even captured a bit of his Japanese name in it (Windy) and made him look twice as badass how do you even
i mean
just
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ShittyChickenBang Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Simply amazing! Well done and congrats on a DD!
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:iconblackwolfofdoomasjia:
blackwolfofdoomasjia Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student Artist
AWESOME!
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:iconcyber8:
Cyber8 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Hi, God.
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:iconretinence:
retinence Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Hello!
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