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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:
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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:
[link]

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.
[link]

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 )
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PendragonInman Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Your work was featured today on my facebook page of fantasy art. Thank you for sharing!
www.facebook.com/pages/Pendrag...
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!! :)
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BlackNastopian Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   General Artist
Crystal and Mythcal creatures are win, The colors are wounderful :)
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Syroyoga16 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Artist
That is awesome Phoenix sculpture you made. Keep up the great work artist.
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SageWings Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
whoa...
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Sasukura Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! its beautiful!
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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.
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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.
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Sunima Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
That looks so amazing! I love it! :love:
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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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Night1995 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is really coool. it almost looks lioked it is made up of ice
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animeaves Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student General Artist
This is crazy good! @o@ :heart:
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mudkip003 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't see the detail shot that shows the dimension. But this is such an amazing piece! <3
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HollyhoodVacation Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
amazing work!
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Luzeronna Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
amazing!
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Marahuta Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
All of your art is truly amazing. I literaly look at your work for hours trying to see in my head how you started it out and slowly made it ( alittle bit like time travel but in my head) (yes, I can do that. I have no idea why or how but it helps me alot) I just wish you could here and help me out. It's also very hard for me to get the proper tool and stuff so I just work with little things. It kinda keeps me back and I can't move forward on my art skills. I just need some help... :-(

Again, beautiful work.
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Sherlock3000 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
wow thats pretty :D
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Dianahorselover16 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply amazing! I love the originality on your art, your style is simply beautiful!
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Kitteh88 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This must be one of the most amazing piece of art i have ever seen... you are truly an amazing artist!
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
What a kind comment, thank you!
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blueartis Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
So beautiful!
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TenderlySharp Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Nice texture.
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Cometwing Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.... wonderful job. It's simply spectacular.
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Aurorta Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010   Writer
this is fantatic!!i love it.really nice work
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b-o-o Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
I just saw the video and I had not realized how impressive this piece was. I thought it was like a painting, not a sculpture and I have to say, it is even MORE amazing to me now than before. Way to go :D
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b-o-o Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
I just saw the video and I had not realized how impressive this piece was. I thought it was like a painting, not a sculpture and I have to say, it is even MORE amazing to me now than before. Way to go :D
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b-o-o Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
This is REALLY cool. I LOVE the colors and the texture is amazing.
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firagare Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Student General Artist
So awesome!! *o*

I love it! :heart::heart::heart:
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DragonRider80 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
That is very beautiful - You have a beautiful talent! Thank you for sharing with us!
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Lionsong Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your amazing art has been featured! [link] :heart:
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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10-4ready4more Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
w o w just wow
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empyrealkey Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Incredible! Words can't describe the amazing beauty of this masterpiece!
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TRGamer8 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
Simply amaizing =D
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RavensHiddenSoul Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
WOW, that is AMAZING. O_O You must have put a lot of work and time into it...

..and it all paid off, very well. :}
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NeidalRuekk Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Beyond spectacular. Actually left me breathless
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ArtlessxxAonai Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Featured:
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Calvinartist Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
wow.
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SimplyCrisis Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Beautiful, just beautiful, I love your work.
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FlygonTamer Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Very original, and very impressive!
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raindancewolf Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
Ach; I would fail if I tried to express just how beautiful this is. I mean; SO much work gone into this... I love how you incorporated the crystals; like they're meant to be there. The phoenix is so wise and graceful... and the way the hues change is so subtle; it's astounding! :wow: The integration of all those colours; the ice... and the fact that it's a 3-d sculpture... Gosh how I WISH I could have this on my wall!! XD;

You're amazing; seriously. :heart:
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WeirdoQueen Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
the work it took to create this is unimaginable to me. i'm a lover of phoenixes, so i love this anyway; the brilliance of your workmanship is just a bonus.
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Draconic93 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
I HAVE to try this arcrylic gel sometime, this sculpture is absoloutly amazing. :)
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Freakish-Kitsune Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Gorgeous. If the real thing is much better than the picture...I can't even imagine it. o__o It would be to breathtaking for words.
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kitathehalfblood Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
have you ever tried sculpting, like with sculpey or something?
if you haven't, it is quite fun and is something you will enjoy after you get the hang of it!
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yes, I used to sculpt very often. :)
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kitathehalfblood Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
were you any good at it?
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
I dunno, I leave that up to others to judge.
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kitathehalfblood Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay lol. Either way, you DRAW really well- I love your art more than anyone elses' :)
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Saerphe Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That's just plain incredible. I love the blue and violet tones and the crystals streaming off it's body. The background is awesome too! :3 *faves*
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