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LUBlub
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Postby LUBlub » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:45 am

Good morning Gent's!

Today I'm glad to submit to your attention this other not common material in Netsukes: the coral.
How many coral pcs.we have around?...
Tks.in advance to share with us.

This is my initial contribution.

The LUB Coll.
Subject: fish seller woman
Material: white coral
Size: 4.2 cm H - 2.7 cn W
Signed : under feet, Chikuun

PS. very well detailed and fine work for this material and size.

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Postby DSW90049 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:11 pm

Lub, I've never seen such pretty coral carved so completely!
Usually, we see a branch or something very simple.

Amazing.Image

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Postby LUBlub » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:02 pm


DSW90049 wrote:Lub, I've never seen such pretty coral carved so completely!
Usually, we see a branch or something very simple.

Amazing.Image


In coral the Netsukes are normally very simple not because of the hardness (3.5 Mohs scale) but because of polishing and brightness (Clive and Brian much better than me they are the experts) in so small pieces...I believe...
Other point is how to achieve a hight quality netsuke in terms of aesthetics
and this is only in the artist hands...
The coral of my fish seller woman is the so called Corallium Elatius


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Postby DSW90049 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:20 pm

Lub, I thought coral was extremely hard and difficult to carve - that's why your netsuke here is so incredible - I'm sure it took a huge amount of patience to get this one as pretty and well carved as it turned out.

Are folks noticing what we are doing with the photos lately?
Credit goes to Old Kappa who, as I mentioned in another thread, has pushed the envelope of what this platform can do, and come up with a way to get these great detailed photos using hitherto unknown techniques ~ modern cyberspace alchemy!
- I'm really impressed that this can be done here -
Thanks, Old Kappa!8-):)Image

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Postby LUBlub » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:24 pm


This new contribution is the Islander with a branch of reddish coral.

The LUB Collection
Subject: Islander with a coral branch
Material : Ebony, amber inlaid eyes, gold bangles.
Size: H. 5.4 cm - W.4 cm
Signed: Ryomin (Ono) Tokyo 1833, See MCI page 655,
MCI registered only 2 netsukes in ebony and coral combined

PS: not easy to render the reality of the pc. in photo and with
this deep black wood...any way...
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Postby Vlad » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:38 pm


Many thanks to OldKappa for making it happen! Sometimes the pictures are to large, though, and make the whole thread not fitting the screen, as mentioned previously by Piers. Can this be controlled in some way?
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Postby Clive » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:50 pm


Folks must just learn to downsize pictures before they load them.. for those of you who don't know how to do this.. a free graphics program like Irfanview will help..



http://www.irfanview.com/



Simple download the software.. open it.. go into files in the menu.. click open.. your computers picture files should appear.. find our picture.. click it.. go into "image" in the menu.. then resize.. you want a pixel width of less than 1000.. about 800-900 usual is good for most forums. resize and then save.. either as same file or make a new picture. Picture should then be good to post on forum.





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Postby LUBlub » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:51 pm


Yes...how to avoid the problem mentioned by Vlad?
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Postby Vlad » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:57 pm


OK, if I understand it correctly then, not only the overall picture size needs to be less then 500KB, but also neither of the two dimensions can be more than 1000 pix, right? Or is just for the horizontal pixes?



Microsoft Picture Manager in the standard package allows picture downsizing as easily, by the way.
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Postby OldKappa » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:24 pm

No problem on the vertical size except using your mouse a lot in scrolling. It is polite to other users to restrict the horizontal size so that the posted picture doesn't force everyone to also scroll horizontally.


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