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Dragon Azul by jshapeshifter Dragon Azul by jshapeshifter
A single and larger picture of the dragon previously posted...remember, there's not a touch of paint on this thing. It's all clay! His name is Azul. He is mounted on Azurite and gold leaf. he took 6 months to create and has over 80 shades of clay........The azurite is from an old mine here near Tucson, Arizona.....
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Given 2010-02-11
While Dragon Azul by *jshapeshifter has a great level of detail to it, one of the discerning features pointed out to me by the suggester is that it has no paint work done to it whatsoever, the piece has been sculpted using coloured clay. To get the details and to keep the colour uniform as well as blending here and there must have been an incredible challenge. ( Suggested by unclefreak and Featured by Thebuild )
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jshapeshifter Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
Thank you so very very much for showing my art. I, do have more coming but I was waylaid by some health problems. Again, Thank you so much..............jss (jack)
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ArticWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014   Traditional Artist
amazing
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EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
brilliant view of this one!
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EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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Foxfireflames Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...Just wow.
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Farelle Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ohhh I can sooooo imagine how much work that was :O exspecially those color blendings with clay O.o

just one question: have you done the "mixed" colors with just "intuition" how the color should look or was it measured like 1:3 ratio for that color and 1:2 for another one and so on? XD
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jshapeshifter Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Thank you for your kindness.I used both ways to creat and "bridge" my colors...............jss (call me jack)
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Farelle Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe cool^^ guess I'll try that out somewhen, but first I have to learn how to make good looking scales harhar ^^
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gmfate Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My hat is off to you , that is an INCREDIBLE piece of work ! I salute you !!!
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ArtfullyMarcelle Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Such fabulous blending! A well deserved DD. :D
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jshapeshifter Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Thank you very much. I appreciate your comment......jss (call me jack)
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sapphire44456 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Man no matter how many times I look at this, it's still amazing every time! :iconiloveitplz:
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jshapeshifter Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Sorry I'm so far behind, but thank you so very much!!! jss
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sapphire44456 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
NP
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DasTierLockjaw Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, no pant at all? Amazing, real talent here. Im quite envious haha! Im pretty curious though, how do you do it? Like, decided what clay to use for which shades, keeping the sclulptures form while keeping colors smooth, ect. Keep up the great work!
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jshapeshifter Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
I've discovered I can get over 4000 shades of clay out of the 30 original colors. It takes a long time, but the results is really high def.....thanks for asking, jss (call me jack)
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NeonAngelWolf Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Omg you live in tucson arizona? I live near there (:
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jshapeshifter Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
I am totally disabled with Post Polio Syndrome, a heart attack, and stokes..........All I can say is:
I get knocked down, but I get up again, they will never, ever keep me down.........J the Shifter Of Shape
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jshapeshifter Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
That should be Strokes, my typing, writing drawing, walking, talking, simply sucks
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jshapeshifter Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
But I can still sculpt!!!
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jshapeshifter Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Azul is mounted on Azurite from an old mine here near Tucson, Arizona. The rest is gold leaf........
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
What can I say that hasn't already been said. Congrats on the DD!
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Common sense is not very common.
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leaves4clovers Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
amazing!! very unique and realistic, i love it
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airforlife2011 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really awsome..I love dragons.. and I love those colors.. Great talent!
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jshapeshifter Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Thank you so very much! Your words are just what I needed to read...........again, my new friend, thank you,jss (call me jack)
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airforlife2011 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome..:)..Well I just write what i think..:)
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horber95 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
its amazing.. I love it ... you rock ... This look sooo awesome
the colors really mmake it look real

good job

( now I go and start a new sculpture :woohoo: )
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jshapeshifter Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Pam
It is an honor to have my work featured by you!!
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LuluDeathkisser Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Fantastic! Truly spectacular. I don't think my eyes can tear away, specially know you didn't use paint.
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Holy crap! that's wicked!!
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jshapeshifter Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Thanks!! jshapeshifter (jack)
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Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
:clap: really nice work
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jshapeshifter Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Love your Avatar, and thank you...........j
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BandGeekNinja0723 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Student General Artist
No paint?! That takes major skill and patience haha. The colors are so blended and beautiful. I love teal. And all those horns! Wow 6 months. Just amazing.
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EqualToYou Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I'm so impressed you got clay to do this, blending the colors so well, the whiskers are always a pain, and horns. How do you get it to work so well.
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jshapeshifter Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
Sorry I'm so late, but my peices take me forever, I bridgew each shade with a mathematical schem, and this is how they come out...there's over 80 shades in this piece alone....Thanks for asking...jshapeshifter
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jshapeshifter Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
Sorry about my typing. My hands dont always work right...j
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jshapeshifter Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
Most people think I'm 18 with 40 years experience........actually my behavior proves I'm much younger..j
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Blaze7the7Cat Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
That's just unbelievable!:wow:
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Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing and inspiring work!
I love the colours! :clap:
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jshapeshifter Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Your words are inspiring......thanks, jss (jack)
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Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: :heart:
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Xenbonzacura Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's kind of crepy, in a good way, but that's how you know it's good...
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glunac Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010   General Artist
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SilverFlameWanderer Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so spectacular! The colors blend as smoothly as though they had been airbrushed. And I love the details on the scales and spines.
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amayaTHEcat Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
o_0 holy crap!!!!!!!!.......hum new project, Azul is amazing none of mine are any were close
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ShiningMoonStarWing Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
that is a dragon wow i am more dragon then that thing
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