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Flame by ChrisCalver Flame by ChrisCalver
Bronze figure with a hand carved marble base. Initially sculpted in monster clay over a wire armature then cast into bronze and polished.
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Given 2013-01-05
Flame by ~ChrisCalver ( Suggested by James--Steele and Featured by SRudy )
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LorenaWatson Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
amazing o.o
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:iconmatthewkoon:
MatthewKoon Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
You got skills, man.
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Skarlet-kitten Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist
I really like how the pose of this figure emblematises the "flame". She reaches her hand out just like a never satisfied fire that longs for new nourishment.
In addition to that, it seems so fragile that one has the feeling that she could be blown out (or away) any moment, just like a candlelight.
Really awesome! :love:
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:iconchriscalver:
ChrisCalver Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad you appreciate her :)
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:iconladyjudina:
ladyjudina Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Wonderful work!
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:iconsanta57:
Santa57 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
how did you get it to balance on its cape-ish thing?
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:iconchriscalver:
ChrisCalver Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorcery! Also a pin is cast into the bronze under her robe which fits into a hole in the marble base :)
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Santa57 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ahhh ok makes sense, thanks! ^^
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:icontseyan:
TseYan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Instantly reminds me of Janna from League of Legend xD <3
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:iconstacielavis:
stacielavis Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderfull
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:iconiastartov:
IAstartov Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Like the pose!
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:iconcherylhobbit:
cherylhobbit Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Just beeeautiful!
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:iconchriscalver:
ChrisCalver Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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:iconjoeltonongkh:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Impressive craftsmanship. Splendid!
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:iconchriscalver:
ChrisCalver Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconelenna-huntress:
Elenna-Huntress Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Lovely dynamism in the pose.
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:iconchriscalver:
ChrisCalver Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconlady-mystiana:
Lady-Mystiana Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Incredible.
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:iconchriscalver:
ChrisCalver Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconlady-mystiana:
Lady-Mystiana Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
No problem. I;m amazed. The statue is balanced enough to stay like that?
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:iconchriscalver:
ChrisCalver Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes it's totally stable. The base is really heavy!
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:iconlady-mystiana:
Lady-Mystiana Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
It's incredible! I know a little about how hard it is to get the right balance.
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:iconj-jinx-ann:
J-Jinx-Ann Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow
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:iconchriscalver:
ChrisCalver Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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:iconi-be-c:
i-be-c Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
wow~! great piece....:love:
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:iconchriscalver:
ChrisCalver Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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XxLoverDeepDownxX Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
This is beautiful.
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:iconchriscalver:
ChrisCalver Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:icondoublethefun:
doublethefun Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
amazing!!
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:iconchriscalver:
ChrisCalver Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmadnessinmayhem:
MadnessInMayhem Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Intriguing
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:iconchriscalver:
ChrisCalver Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconryua:
Ryua Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely balancing on this. The form and lines really do flow beautifully. She looks effortlessly posed.
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:iconchriscalver:
ChrisCalver Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconmetranome:
Metranome Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
HOW?? D:
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:iconchriscalver:
ChrisCalver Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Magic! :)
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FlyingLimes Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Dang! Nice work man.
Though, I feel like it'll fall over any second. Ah, XD
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:iconchriscalver:
ChrisCalver Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! The base is extremely heavy so she's not going anywhere :)
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:iconflyinglimes:
FlyingLimes Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
So, I'm very new to the casting stuff. Does the bronze just go over the sculpture, or did you have to make a mold?
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:iconchriscalver:
ChrisCalver Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I wish it was that simple! You have to make a mould of the original clay sculpture, then cast it in hollow wax, then attach a sprue system to it, then coat it in a form of cement, then bake it in a kiln and melt out the wax, then pour the bronze into the cavity that remains, then break off the cement shell, then cut, grind, weld, polish and colour the bronze, then mount it on a base :)
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Haddrian Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is incredibly elegant! I can almost see her sway in a light breeze.
Beautiful sculpture :D
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:iconchriscalver:
ChrisCalver Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Elegant is what I was going for :)
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:iconhaddrian:
Haddrian Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulation! You achieved it perfectly =D
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dreamsinhidefinition Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow amazing
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:iconchriscalver:
ChrisCalver Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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Bonnie-Lizzie Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconchriscalver:
ChrisCalver Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Cheers!
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Bonnie-Lizzie Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed, friend~ I love the art, by the way XD
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:iconhai-ikurei:
Hai-Ikurei Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student
Simply amazing -clapx10000-
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ChrisCalver Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That's a lot of claps! Thank you! :)
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