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Dandelion of screws
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Published: January 5, 2006
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About the image:

I wanted to create a construct that looks like a piece of jewellery. I had the idea that it could become an interesting picture if i build a dandelion out of screws. This would turn around the gravity for the parachutes so that they fall down fastly than fly away like in zero gravity.

How was the image made:

I modeled this Dandelion in 3DSMAX an Rhino. I used Rhino to model a "free sizable" main screw out of nurbs. In 3DS Max I used an XRef scene structure to be as flexible as possible. (And to be able to use proxys in the viewports,cause the polycount is about 2 million) The most difficult part was the lighting and shading. this was done in 3dsmax, too. This picture rendered about 5 hours on 2 P4´s (3Ghz + 1 Ghz) Finally i´ve added a DOF Filter thats able to create bokehs to underline the intention of a piece of jewellery.

The final resolution is A4 @ 400dpi. You can watch a zoomable highres version on [link]

"Dandelion of screws" is available on different postersizes for about 20$ on


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gwennyp's avatar
gwennyp|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Waw! Amazing!
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danielmarquezart|Professional Traditional Artist
how did you do this i like this idea a lot and am thinking of creating one irl
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Abstract-scientist|Hobbyist General Artist
Very original idea! Awesome :)
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Hello! I work for a fastener company, and would like to feature this image on our website, with a link to purchase the prints. Please email me at deanna858@gmail.com with approval, or to discuss further.
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ArtAgainstSociety|Professional Traditional Artist

Hello! I would like to notify you that I've featured you on my surreal and abstract art blog over on Tumblr. Your work really fits the theme, and you can see it on artagainstsociety.tumblr.com. Of course, I have given you credit and linked to your page. If for any reason you don't want it published any longer, just send me a message and I'll delete it pronto. Thanks, and congratulations! Your art is beautiful. Please note: If you don't see your art right away on my blog, it is probably still in the queue and has yet to be posted.

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AshyHunt|Professional Traditional Artist
Love it! The hard cold surface of the screws creating the image of the dandelion is awesome.
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DZEGraphics|Student Digital Artist
Very real man good job =)
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Asg16-4|Hobbyist General Artist
Omg the spam!
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Cosaco|Student Traditional Artist
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that's really cool 
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layer3's avatar
I didnt think there was a way out finding this was the greatest thing thats ever happened this put me in the lap of luxury this could be your big break
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I had tried everything I was able to regain my independence using this I was able to fill a void in my life you are perfect for this
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SheilaMB-Photography|Hobbyist Photographer
This wonderful work is featured here on my Sunday Features #3
Have a good day :hug:
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Olga-S|Student Digital Artist
Great idea !
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PoetryOD's avatar
Hey I featured your work
here, I hope you like it <3

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Kaniac101|Student Digital Artist
Very Creative!
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SugarSprinkledWalrus|Hobbyist Photographer
I don't know why, but I absolutely love this :meow:
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dr-malar|Hobbyist Photographer
awesome :) amazing piece of work :):)
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Teo-Hoble|Student Digital Artist
Wow, finally. I suggested this for a DD in 2008 from another account and nothing happened. And now, many years later, here I am browsing deviations and I see that you finally for featured. Congrats man, you earned it :)
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man's ability to technicize everything in nature - at least in a simulatory environment.


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vokimhop|Professional Interface Designer
hahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh, [you know i mean] ? =))
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love the contrast concept of solid and softness...brilliant use of element...creative though you have!
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