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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: ginkgografix.de/wp/


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



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:iconrachelillustrates:
rachelillustrates Apr 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh wow, crazy amazing piece!
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:iconginkgografix:
Haha, thank you! :heart:
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missi-alicja 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. :)
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:iconginkgografix:
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:
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astraldreamer Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic, the way it lights up really makes it special.
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3rdeye88 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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:iconginkgografix:
I often like the lighted versions more, because then it just looks so much better. :la:
This one was a challenge for sure. While i had the linearts and basic idea, i never was sure it it would really work at all - can be tricky to figure out how to hide all the light stuff and add it in a way that works the best with the wood (as for highlighting shapes and such)

Thank you :heart:
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3rdeye88 Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well that's kinda how the thing is supposed to look once its all done, so that makes sense.

I have a feeling I'd be really good at that. My art has a lot of "make it work but keep it looking good." That's like every day and any piece in my kind of artwork. :giggle: Me, i probably woulda made the end of some wizard's staff one of the light bulbs. :XD: I love it when art integrates function or design. That's probably why I love building sculptures using Bionicles more than regular lego.

You're welcome dearie. :D
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:iconginkgografix:
It's always nice when the thing you create have that little extra to make it a bit more special :nod:

When i was still dealing with Lego there was no Bionicle-stuff :giggle:
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