Coelacanth Sculpt

Coelacanths are amazing fish that were once thought to be extinct exactly 65 million years ago! I thought it would be a great addition to the museum that my husband and I are building. *More on that in a later post!

I had a lot of fun with this sculpt. I found a great reference photo (thank you,
Smithsonian Institute) that helped with some accurate proportions of the fish. After a few hours and a glass or two of wine, I decided to spray with water and cover up with plastic. For the days following, I blocked out more details and cleaned up some of the edges.

I am still in the process of making a mold, but will post the final plaster fish once it’s finished.

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