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  • joepaulbutler
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    I've only looked at your dragon a dozen times. I can see what you mean by fragile! If I could have got as far as you've gotten, I would use up a carton of super glue.

    There is really no reason to tell you what a great carving/sculpture this is, Just read all the preceding comments. Aw but what the heck------this is truly a remarkable piece of work, can't wait for the finish day.

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  • DiLeon
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    Originally posted by Claude View Post
    Fantastic carving, Dileon! Awesome details!

    Claude
    Thanks Clauda....hope he turns out ok, he is so darn fragile....I am hoping he does not come crashing down...smile.

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  • DiLeon
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    Originally posted by carver33 View Post
    Fantastic piece! I've been wanting to carve a dragon for some time, and this just may be the inspiration to get me kickstarted. Thanks for sharing.
    When I was learning to carve I got a few of Shawn Cipa books and carved about three of his dragons....they were a great start.....into dragon carving. I have always wanted my own dragon statue, in fact each year for Christmas I would beg for one....never got it. So I figure if I want one I will have to carve it..... good luck in your dragon carving.

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  • Claude
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    Fantastic carving, Dileon! Awesome details!

    Claude

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  • carver33
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    Fantastic piece! I've been wanting to carve a dragon for some time, and this just may be the inspiration to get me kickstarted. Thanks for sharing.

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  • DiLeon
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    Al.....I decided before I die I would be doing master works. On that note: I know the ones that create awesome works, takes major time, patience, doing and redoing until you get it right. So if it fails you need to do again, a different way.
    Nomad ......thanks for the support .... I can use all I can get, I remember your words when it gets tough and rough....the words help me to keep on going on.
    Tinwood.....Chaos of creation is a hard road to travel,....thank you again for your support.
    Sappy..... that amount of work is often called the brink of insanity, ...thank you for your kind words.

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  • sappy
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    Truly awesome! I can not fathom the amount of work!

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  • Tinwood
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    Good God Di, your rough work looks better than any of my finished stuff! Those are pretty nice works you've got going there.

    Tinwood

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  • Nomad
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    That has definite wow factor. Wow!!!

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  • DiLeon
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    See you guys I am still carving ...,..... just working on very hard, long projects.....

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  • DiLeon
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    IMG_0388_1.JPGOne thing bad about my studio is it open ....to outside and that means cats spraying the goods.....so dragon gets wrapped in towels and then a shower curtain. This green plastic roofing as cat pee guard which gets sprayed often....yuk. the roofing is wired shut and topped with pillows. One bad thing about cat pee it stinks like a skunk and one thing you do not want is a statue smelling like it. Hawaii is terrible about rats, they are major problem here. So I keep the cats and yes they are fixed and spray anyway..... and I cover wood.

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  • DiLeon
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    IMG_0385_1.JPGOne thing bad about my work, it is so detail and so 3 D..... (it made as a central work to walk around) that it is impossible to show on photographs..... Like turtle it is not until people see it that they are amazed. This is the back side of him...as you can see I am starting to getting the muscle down to a science....LOL while muttering under my breath. Of coarse the finish product will not look nothing like this it show enough details to show where I will take it.

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  • Guest
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    That is an awsome project, Dileon! Please keepusosted on progress.

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  • DiLeon
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    IMG_0386_1.JPGThis is the base which has been a pain in the rear end she was a 400 pound log.....that has been shaped into beginning rough out.....it sits on the ground and will sport a village.....still working on the details. Like turtle this is not drawn out...it is create as I go kind of work. This log is out side when I pulled the tarp off he had a bunch of frogs on it....to bad they left before I got the camera. The top of the base is about to my belly button. She weighs about 150?? right now and I plan to get rid of at least a good 70 pounds which means hollowing the bottom some.

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  • DiLeon
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    IMG_0387_1.JPGThis is a koa turn bowl that that has the bottom cut out and split in half ....this will be shaped in the dragon wings, which I have a pattern but do not know where that is at this moment. Koa is used because it can be very thin and yet very strong wood..... This one I am living on a prayer that this idea works....smile. Note I have never done this kind of work.....so we are living on a creative prayer.

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