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Walking, Beard-Twirl Tree Man by Angi-kat Walking, Beard-Twirl Tree Man by Angi-kat
EDIT: OMG!!! A DD!!!! :O

I was.... so not expecting to see this on the DD page when I went there to check out the latest showcases!

My mind, it has been blown!

(I literally did a double take when I realized that the DD I just skimmed past was mine!)

Thanks so much guys! =D I'm glad you like my little creation here.


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So I got this call from my bro-in-law a few days ago... he wanted to thank me for the sculpture I'd made. He LOVED it! Said it was the coolest thing he owned. =D

In fact, he was so fond of it, he asked me to make another!

This one is a gift for a friend of his. He didn't want one as elaborate as the one I'd made him. So no cell phone holders... not key loops... not fancy stuff like that. Just a nice sculpture.

I was happy to oblige! This took me like... half as long to do as his! XD And I'm pretty sure a quarter of that time was spent trying to figure out wtf to do with the stupid arms.

It is surprisingly hard to find interesting poses for arms on a figure who's just casually walking and not doing anything or holding anything.

And since I was working on a small budget (he'd set a price ahead of time), I wasn't going to get real elaborate.

But yea... luckily for me, the beard design I'd come up with had this suuuuuper long mustache... and guys, ya'll totally know that when you have long facial hair, sometimes you just gotta twirl your fingers through it. So that worked out perfectly!

Also tried out new designs for leafy tree tops. And I am VERY PLEASED with how they turned out! I honestly wasn't expecting it to work out this well. Now I'm really wishing I'd done this on my original tree man. lol

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Texture was done by turning off my welding gas and running beads across the body. This darkened the metal, giving it that nice color.

I added a bit of green spray paint to the feet, hands, and leaves. Since I wanted the leaves to have a bit of an autumn feel to them, I lightly dusted them with gold spray paint.

Once that was done, I coated the whole thing with a clear satin finish to protect the color.

The base I got from Hobby Lobby. I didn't use any stains or anything on it.

Still debating it I wanna add eyes.... even though I have eye sockets cut out, the beads weren't setting into place very well, and the shape of the head makes it difficult to get them into place. Got tired of fussing with it, which is why I gave up and he doesn't currently have eyes.

I don't mind it not having actual eyeballs. Think it looks good now... but I may add them later. We'll see.

Size is roughly 16in tall x 7in wide (base) x 10in long (base). I think he actually turned out slightly larger then my bro-in-laws tree man. Not intentionally... just the way the pattern got cut out.

Since his friend lives here in Utah and he lives up in Washington, I get to hold on to this till he comes down for Christmas.

Yea... my mom and dad are totally broken up about that... XD My dad already plans on spiriting it off to his work to show it off.

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Pst, you should go check out my other stuff! =D

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Given 2012-09-15
Walking, Beard-Twirl Tree Man by ~Angi-kat a brilliant tree-man made from metal. ( Suggested by 1pen and Featured by UnicornReality )
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blissis33 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Treebeard!!! Nice job :D
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Jackieblu Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Cool
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa that is cool!
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Joan-Kagami Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally awesome looking sculpture. *u* You should make another one for yourself(so that your dad can freely tote it around the office.)
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woodgolem72 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
awesome
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BloodRosesForAll Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Really neat! :)
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joshthecartoonguy Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Congratulations! If I could make a suggestion, I think it'd look formally nicer if you adjusted the black space so it was the same width all the way around, or slightly wider at the bottom. That way, the black space would distract less from the photos.
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Angi-kat Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hmm.... I kinda see what you mean.

I've started doing white back drops a lot more with my multi-angle images, and I like how that works out a lot better then the black. So I may go back to some of these old photo's and fix them up and see if that helps.
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joshthecartoonguy Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
50% grey is also a color that many recommend. White will tend to make these look darker, so I'd use one of those two.
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Angi-kat Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'll give that a shot. I'll probably also try and lighten these images up a bit now that I actually have Photoshop. My previous photo editing program was not the greatest when it came it subtle adjustments of light and dark.
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