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Voodoo Economics
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Published: November 1, 2004
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I picked up this crappy IKEA coffee table thing last spring when everyone was moving out of the dorms for the summer and burned it until it stopped being boring. I used every pyrography blade in my collection, plus the blowtorch to finish this one. I burned in all my favorite things...there's a crazy border, a badass dragon, and the whole world's on fire. Hooray! Escaflowne nerds might recognize the little guy with the sword at the bottom. It's supposed to look like an altar table for some kind of insane money-worshipping cult. Maybe psychics can use it to tell the future of the stock market. I'm using it to hold my junk.
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EmiAysu's avatar
The detail in this is amazing.  I hope I can get this good with more practice.
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CatariaNigra|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, very cool!
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NinjaB0b|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely WOW!!!!
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jonnyrobot|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i'm sure the picture does it no justice.
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AzeFish|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is probably one of my favorite dragon pieces on DA, phenomenal wood burning!
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sorskc|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy shit. I burned some stuff in art class once, but I would never have imagined something like this was even possible!! It's fucking /AMAZING/. And it just goes to show that people can make astonishing artwork using all kinds of methods... It never occurred to me that this was an art medium. Seriously I couldn't do this even if I practiced for my entire life LOL. Also, Escaflowne is awesome. Also also, the fact that it looks like money is awesome. Okay there's pretty much nothing about this that isn't awesome.

I'll just be starting at this for the next couple of hours... :heart:
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allyestarrystarfish|Student General Artist
aw man. i don't know which is better, the imagery itself, or the fact that you burned it into some sort of crappy IKEA coffee table. either way, pretty damn sweet. you go. :+favlove:.
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ApricotProductions|Student Traditional Artist
Fantastic, I never thought you could make something that impressive from burning.

I love how you've done it in the style of american banknotes too, it's a brilliant piece. :D
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that is a fuckin' badass coffee table, my friend.
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reidge|Professional Interface Designer
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JadedAngelofLight's avatar
Oooooohhh............Mommy I want one....
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winter--storm's avatar
lol you have the lementals here as well, just in animal form
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once-january's avatar
Okay, I fav'ed this ages ago...and it's still amazing every time I see it.
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Eireme|Hobbyist General Artist
wow that's absolutely amazing!! :wow: I'd love to have a coffee table like that...must have taken you forever and a day...i love the incredible detail :D
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Wow this is amazing! I'm absolutely mesmerized by the detail, and it looks fairly big at that. The credo is very witty. :)
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I.... can't believe you burned this into a table. That's.... unbelievable. Why do the dragon and crow represent the comex and nasdaq? Any reason? I can see the fish and bull for nikkei/dow... so I was just wondering if there was any reasoning behind the other two.
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KreepingSpawn|Professional Digital Artist
fanastic! i applaud your drive and dedication! :clap:
the detail is amazing and the overall composition is balanced and interesting, as well as making a powerful statement. success! :D
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This is... wow.
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HakuhoNoKaze|Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful job! ^^
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faithroll's avatar
gotta love this <3
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crazymacdragon|Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful piece, I love the dollar bill concept!
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gigino84b|Hobbyist General Artist
Really great job !!!!
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