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Postby raoux » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:21 pm

Hi all. The last netsuke: 5 x 2 cm. Boxwood, mammoth, ebony.

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Re: Dragon

Postby chonchon » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:41 pm

Raoux, are you self-taught?

Size is something.

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Re: Dragon

Postby raoux » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:21 pm

Hi Chonchon. Yes i'm a self-taught. I never learned how to carve. I think there is no school to learn how to carve netsuke. You must look seriously the old netsuke to understand the rules. I don't know if i have all understood, i try to have pleasure to carve, it's a lot for me.

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Re: Dragon

Postby carlomagno » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:36 pm

Your just hatched dragon is giving me some tender feelings.
Nec spe nec metu

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Re: Dragon

Postby HLH » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:11 am


What a great piece you have made! How long does it take to carv? I suppose it takes a lot more than a Sunday afternoon to put all these fantastic details into place. If you compare the materials you use, which one is it harder to work with?
I would love to have one like this in my collection.

Be careful out there

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Re: Dragon

Postby maric » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:12 am

Hi Raoux
It's a lovely carving of a dragon. How many hours did you spend on the carving?
Wes Thorpe

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Re: Dragon

Postby raoux » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:50 am

Hi all. I think that It needs 25/30 hours to carve this dragon. i don't know how much time exactly i carve. The most interesting mateial to carve was ivory. Now, i prefer boxwood, it's the better after ivory. I take mammouth iovry or ebony just for details.

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