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October 17, 2013
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Dragon Mountain by ginkgografix Dragon Mountain by ginkgografix
This was done for the one and only awesome Exillior!
She has put so much trust in me while doing this and i was always afraid i would break something or ruin it while painting it (you can't just simple fix something if you just work with one color).

But after weeks and months it is finally done and the dragon will start its flight to the big european island soon!
It was definitely a challenge to work on this. So many things to keep in mind, so many "hopefully it will work out this or that way". There was an overall plan for it, but its the tiny details that make it horrible at some moments lol.

I haven't counted how much time i really spent for this, but cutting and grinding the edges already took more than 10hours. Add the planning, doing the lineart, cutting out the lineart, painting the wood and combining everything with the light chain and you can get a feeling that this really took a long time :D
It's also the first time that i added some 3D effect to single elements. So when you move your finger over the dragon you can feel the teeth, limbs etc. Could have go one adding details here and there.

:pointr: If you are intereted in WIPs, you can see them at my blog:

- 6mm + 3mm plywood
- brown acrylics
- chain of light
- lots of glue

Other plywood artworks
Marilou by ginkgografix Snowman ~ Candleholder v2 by ginkgografix Moon Light by ginkgografix

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WDWParksGal-Stock Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: :jawdrop: This is amazing!!! It takes a steady hand to do such intricate carving! :iconbwavoplz:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
Or a stubborn mind that keeps trying and trying :giggle:

rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh wow, crazy amazing piece!
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Haha, thank you! :heart:
rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
missi-alicja Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great. If I may ask, how do you cut it so precisely? Its after all not very big and IS very detailed... You must be very patient and your hands must be totally not sdhaky. :P Anyways looks nice in darkness. :)
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Thank you!
It's a matter of practice i think. I am doing this since three years and with each piece you cut out you learn more how to handle to wood the best way. I have only very basic, simple tools. If you just go on doing something you would get better even if you don't realize it right away :aww:
astraldreamer Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic, the way it lights up really makes it special.
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Thank you :heart:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely stunning. I'm amazed at how the light and shadow when the room is dark and this is on really adds like another dimension to the piece. I don't mean this in a bad way, but the piece almost looks better the less you can see of it. It really shines when it's actually shining. I imagine that must have been hard playing with the textures and how the light was going to bounce off some textures and come through at other parts. I am so jealous of who ever has this cause its one of the coolest light decorations I've ever seen. :clap:
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