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FUJIFILM
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Nov 8, 2004, 11:11:28 AM
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Purple Lilly by back2root Purple Lilly by back2root
I carved this Lilly just for a bit of fun really and to have a go at doing something different. It was approximately 2' long, and was constructed out of Tulip wood (Poplar) for the stem(as Poplar has such a beautiful, Natural green colour to it), Purple Heart for the petal's and Bud, and Wenge for the Stamen (or, at least I think that's what they're called - The bit's that the pollen is on?). I always try to avoid colouring/Dying timber. If possible, as in this case I try to use the natural properties of the materials to create interesting contrasts in colour etc.

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goldgust Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist
i believe you spell it lily
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Ryua Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is spectacular. I've never seen such a delicate carving in purpleheart before.
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back2root Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I love Purple Heart, It's a beautiful wood & has such a wonderful natural colour/finish!
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Kycoo777 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Amazing! Do you have plans drawn up that you would be willing to share with others?
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X-713 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student Photographer
Gorgeous. :clap:
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LWGambill Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011   Digital Artist
back2root, Keep at son. Well done. I'll look again. The thumbdrives made me smile; as did the photoshop work.
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RachelDS Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Student General Artist
This is lovely!
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marob0501 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have featured this in my journal [link]
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Styrlaugr Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! That's so amazing! :D
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Thielio Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
I love this! It's so whimsical and gorgeous.
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