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Discussions, identification and analysis of the different types of natural shell and corals
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Postby chonchon » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:51 am

Luigi beat me to it. Well done on producing such a 3-D effect in that thin material. The rabbit's head and expression is very convincing too. Excellent work!

Size is something.

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Postby DSW90049 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:40 pm

Brian, that one is well done and quite pretty.
Nice material that you used too!
Thanks for sharing.Image

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Postby Brian_I » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:51 pm

Thanks for the encouragement everyone :).

I really would like to become a full-time netsuke artist in the future, so it helps to hear a good (Or bad) word in regards to carving. The carving looks much cuter in person :S.

It's odd. When I first look at it, I only see what I don't like :D. But then... it grows on me. I wanted to leave a matte finish on the piece, also the eyes, so that it glows. In real life, it glows a lot from the matte finish trapping the light.

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