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Aurora Phoenix by Nambroth Aurora Phoenix by Nambroth
This piece was created as second in a series with the Forest Phoenix:

It was created by using "Heavy Body" Acrylic Gel. This is pretty much just acrylic paint that is colorless. It is fairly thick... a little thicker than Elmer's white glue. I built this piece up layer by layer by applying the gel with my fingers over the period of about 5-6 months. It took a very, very long time. The phoenix is 3D and sculpted to look organic and crystalline.

The crystals are all totally natural quartz crystal points that I carefully worked into the piece. The eyes are faceted natural marquise cut labradorite gemstones.

The color was built up in the layers of gel by applying very thin layers of iridescent acrylic paint and powdered pigments.

The whole thing was created as a relief sculpture on a piece of heavy masonite, then framed with a glassless frame.

Please view a detail shot:

I also took a short video to show how dimensional this piece is. I apologize- the video is very dark and poor quality. This piece is much more flashy and bright in person.

I am more than humbled and thrilled to say that this piece won Director's Choice ribbon at a convention/art show last weekend!
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Given 2008-07-16
Suggester writes, "If Aurora Phoenix does not complete the criteria of unique, beautiful, creative, imaginative, stunning, and intense, I don't know what does! The materials *Nambroth used to create such a fantastic masterpiece is incredible! The very idea of the sculpture is a great twist to an old concept." ( Suggested by starlight15 and Featured by oilsoaked )
PendragonInman Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Your work was featured today on my facebook page of fantasy art. Thank you for sharing!
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!! :)
BlackNastopian Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   General Artist
Crystal and Mythcal creatures are win, The colors are wounderful :)
Syroyoga16 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Artist
That is awesome Phoenix sculpture you made. Keep up the great work artist.
SageWings Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Sasukura Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! its beautiful!
AstralGuardian70775 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is AMAZING!!! I would never have thought to use the materials you did, nor would I have had the patience to do it. I commend you on your creativity, skill, and apparently endless patience.
the-blood-oath Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely stunning. Great job on the piece. I wish I could see the video you made for it? Is there a way you can unblock it? I would love to see it a bit more at a fuller potential rather than just a flat screenshot.

Great job! Keep up the great work.
Sunima Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
That looks so amazing! I love it! :love:
bones-sickle Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have never seen something so fascinatingly beautiful and unique in all my life... To have something like this exist is like something from a fairytale and were it in my ability to do so 9one way or another) I would love to have something like this hang upon my wall. The same goes with your forest piece, the story behind which is touching and amazing. Spectacular!!!!!
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