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Japanesque Sea Monster by ou8nrtist2 Japanesque Sea Monster by ou8nrtist2
Welded steel-wingspan 5 ft.
The coloration was accomplished with torch in one hand and spray bottle of water in the other,heating and quenching in a trial and error manner until the appropriate pattern and colors were achieved. Then a coat of lacquer to "fix" the colors. They fade over time anyway but the lacquer slows the process considerably.
This was a site specific commission meant to be a guardian figure over an archway at the top of wide stairs entering a large house...

I have used this sculpture in a fantasy photo manipulation:
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:iconnativeart:
nativeart Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
he is really cool.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional
Thank you.
As mentioned in the artist's comments,this is a guardian figure installed at the top of a broad stairway over a large entrance way.It felt very much like entering a Viking Long hall and the house is decorated with the most eclectic collection of Japanese and Celtic artifacts,so I sort of split the difference with my design of the dragon...
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nativeart Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Sounds like a wonderful collection and a nice piece for the entry way for sure.
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adorety Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Great work.
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional
Thank you Arthur.
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Xerces Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
That looks incredible! such beautiful detail and shape. the wings are very impressive :)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional
Thanks Kitty.
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
No problem!
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CrafterGod Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is amazing. I love it.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional
Thank you Rosso...
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CrafterGod Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are very welcome :)
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Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, nice work!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional
Thank you...
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:iconchrist1nme:
Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome. =]
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Madelei Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Student Filmographer
awesome!!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Professional
Thank you Madeleine...
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joharasaluki Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
So this is what you were talking about....awesome!
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Professional
Thank you.
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camilah Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
Really cool picture:-)
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Professional
Thank you friend...
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:iconcamilah:
camilah Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
Your welcome:-)
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Ignisburns Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
Beautiful! :)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Professional
Thank you Tihana...
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Ignisburns Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
You are very welcome. Your metalworks are just incredible. :)
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Heartion Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the wings the best on this dragon.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Professional
That seems to be the consensus...
It was exceedingly difficult to capture the detail of the head in a photograph.
I never really did get it right. But I was shooting film then.
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wendyf Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
Love this. I'm a dragon fan.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007  Professional
IThank you Wendy,
f you get a picture of your monitor I'd love to see it...
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wendyf Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
You're welcome. :) I just put a pic of the monitor up here [link]
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007  Professional
How incredible,
Here's a piece I made as a demonstration to my students when I was teaching in the art dept. at U.C. Berkeley ,in my capacity as sculpture technician. The photos for my reference were monitors and Blue Tongues so it's sort of a hybrid...
[link]
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wendyf Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
Just imagine one of these fellows about 4-5 foot long running up your horses leg and up your back to sit on your hat :D it happened to my grandfather.
These guys run really fast!
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hernameisrio Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Loving the wings!
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Professional
Hey you,
OK (thanks to Facebook)I now actually believe you have a twin OK...
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verdigrisjester Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
So, what I want to know, is there a cliff notes version of "How ou8nrtist2 became so cool"? really, i'd love the to know about whatever grimoire and familiars you use to achieve the whole "artistic god" titling. All I have is the dreaded "Mechronomicon", reffered to by the drak machinist H.P. Craftwork. Don't get me wrong, when the mad arab Abdul Al-Hazard-warning wrote it, he included all the good stuff, but left out the section on "sexying up your machinations", lol. nice piece. The patination works well on it. nice contrast of cool metal/warm door. you like dragons, don't you? lol.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Professional
I DO like dragons but I've only made them when I had a commission...
Lot's of people like dragons.
I thought the Mechronomicon was in "Army of Darkness"(cool flick)
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verdigrisjester Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
lol - that's "The Necronomicon". H.P. lovecraft originally made literary references to it, along with other books of darkness and grimoires he made up. After the gentleman from providence passed away, alot of his writings were forgotten. There was a resurgence through the sixties, seventies and Eighties of horror, through pulp magazines at first, c0mic books and then movies such as "army of darkness" Inspired by his writings, especially what is lumped together as "the Cthulhu Mythos". There actually was a modern "Necronomicon" published in the 1970's during the heyday of the psychadelic and drug movements. very esoteric, and it causes alot of confusion because people really think it's a modern reprint of a hellish book from around 500 a.d. Babylon. - so in short, I was being funny by playing on the name. Instead it backfired and I look like an idiot, lol. Typical, (laughing heartily)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Professional
"gentleman from providence"??????????
What does that mean.
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verdigrisjester Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
The nickname of H.P. lovecraft. He was originally from providence, Rhode Island. I've heard him refered to as the gentleman from providence on a few occasions. He'll of a writer. gets you into his stories. weird freaky stuff. He probably has been the biggest influence on modern horror writers short of Edgar A. Poe. Sorry for the lack of clarity there.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Professional
Having studied a good deal of esoterica for my first degree,I should know all about Lovecraft. However I was told early on to "avoid him" ,by someone I doubtless trusted and irrationally refused to encounter his works these many years. A current friend who is WAY into esoterica currently and producing a marvelous animated video on the kabbalah told me last week that he was not all bad,and had many valuable concepts worthy of study. I've only known of his tenure in London and didn't realize he was American.
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verdigrisjester Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
Avoid him? Hmm.... I'll give it this much, The "necronomicon" is generally agreed to be a made up book. Whether that is the case or not, I really don't know. I've heard of Abramelin (have a copy... somewhere) and have glossd over and read some occult texts. If the necro was real, your friend would be making sense. As for in general, his writing is dark. It deals with "Cosmic Horror". things that make the heaven / hell paradigm look simplistic. So if he was warning you to stay away from him cause of negative energy, meh. He may have a point. All and All, I think Lovecraft would confuse anyone early into occultic studies, if for no other reson than that the books he refers to sound real. That would screw up anyone. The gunny thing about ol' H.P., is aside from having the racial views of his day (white good / everyone else-not so good), was that he was quite a nice guy. Really loved working with younger authors and mentored alot through letters and correspondence.Very seculded man who was somewhat out of his time. Probably should've lived in 1870 or so, instead of the 1920's. Can empathize with that somewhat.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007  Professional
gunny ?
Where on earth did you find that adjective ?
and what on earth does it mean ?
Oh shit sorry,it's TYPO...
I thought you were teaching me something new...LOL
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
Very impressive.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Professional
Thank you Don.
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Sweborn Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007   Photographer
lovely =)
were they asian? the customers?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Professional
No in fact,
but I made many pieces for them with different influences. They patronized my "explorations"in Japonisme,in Celtic Art,in Zen compositions,and even organic design of bathroom fixtures (crenelated bronze sink).
They had sold their business in L.A. which was a very famous used record store,then retired up here in Sonoma County and retrofit a lovely house on a dead end road about 5 miles from the ocean. It is one of the most exquisitely beautiful and isolated spots I've seen in the county ,yet only about 20 minutes from Sebastopol...I'd live in their house in a heartbeat...
They've redecorated with much stonework both inside and outside the house,hardwood floors,flagstone bathtub,huge year round garden fenced for the deer and only indigenous plantings for all landscaping...
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Sweborn Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007   Photographer
wow, it sounds amazing. I like people that have that drive to get there own spot in a quiet place
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007  Professional
In this case it took lots of money and some fortuitous luck...
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Sweborn Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007   Photographer
of course
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Caged2007 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
Ahhh! the house of Drauuuilia:) excelent as per usual :)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007  Professional
Which house is that ?
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