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NIKON
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COOLPIX S550
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Dec 7, 2009, 8:47:17 AM
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Copper Phoenix by LastMorbidRose Copper Phoenix by LastMorbidRose
An interenting note about this phoenix -
when I was baking it in the oven, it caught fire (and set off the smoke alarm in my dorm -_- and had to be mostly redone).

It wasn't as funny at the time, but its a very nice irony, the phoenix burns and has to be made anew.

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Dreams are funny things, sometimes you lose sight of them, and sometimes you think you have lost them to the past.

Your dreams never forget you.

When I was little, I wanted to be a vet. Then I got into art and dismissed the idea of being a veterinarian. Now its back! I'm taking Biological Illustration classes and considering getting a masters in veterinary illustration. Plus, I'm looking to intern at a pet food company and design packages for them.

The bead in its mouth is a small frosted glass bead. Originally I had planned to place a somewhat larger crystal there, but while looking for the crystal I found a small collection of these beads. They came from my grandmother's necklace. She was a watercolor artists and taught me all of my colors, so it seemed important to have her in here.

I chose copper and gold to paint this sculpture because no matter how much copper tarnishes, it can be polished and look as good as new. Gold is warm, and the metal is soft and pliable.

No matter how hard things get, you can always dream. As my mother says, the sun is always shining above the clouds.

Sculpey and model magic over a wire frame, and it stands with one wing fully in the air.

18" wingtip to wingtip
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AssaixFedajini Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
OH WOW! STUNNING!!! :wow:
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Nadezhda Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
That's actually pretty awesome about the fire. I mean, not that you had to redo it, but that it was a phoenix and you redid it after. Does that sound bad? I hope you get what I mean!

It's funny that you want to go to school to be a vet. I did too! I actually worked at a vet for 3 years. Working there kinda helped show me that it wasn't what I wanted to do. Now I'm in art school. It's kinda funny how that work out =D
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Blanco-Lobo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's incredible! :jawdrop:
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LastMorbidRose Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Thank you!
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Falcolf Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Good luck, I hope you do really well. :) This is really beautiful and intricate work.
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LastMorbidRose Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Thank you!
Me too ^_^
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jackal-god Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
Lovely sculpture!

I'm in my second year of veterinary school right now- I also gave up on it for a little while, but inevitably came back to that dream :).

Biological illustration is a great way to combine art with science!
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LastMorbidRose Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Nice! How's veterinary school? I'm considering taking a few classes in it to aid my understanding so I can do better and more useful illustrations.

Thanks!
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jackal-god Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
It's great! A ton of work, though! Anatomy, diseases and drugs are all different for all the different species, and we have to learn all of them @__@. Just the same, I definitely don't regret doing it yet :) (I miss having time to draw, though)
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LastMorbidRose Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
I imagine dogs are really hard because there are such a variety anatomically... like mastiff vs shitzu... biiiggg diffs there
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