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Wyverary book sculpture

My artistic strengths tend towards writing and music, but with the fairly short deadline, and being somewhat adventurous (see also: foolish) I decided to try something I've never done before.  I was inspired by the book-cut sculptures of Su Blackwell, but veered in a different direction by depending more on the book cover than the paper.  The Wyverary is one of the most charming characters I've read about, so I knew I wanted to do something with him.  I found an almost perfect book to create A-Through-L at the used bookstore. 

  Quite a few pics, as it was difficult just to take a couple shots of him, being that he is sort of straddling the line between 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional. 

The chain being around the book is somewhat symbolic, but mainly I did not want to damage his delicate wings!









Here's a closeup of his head.  Funny how book spines and reptiles have similar textures, no?  ;)





As you can see, his wings DO have something about balloons written on them...








I wish I would have had time to do more paper details, but there it is!

Comments

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bkwyrm
Aug. 3rd, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
That is really lovely!
Do you think you could put it under a cut, though? The pictures are wide enough to throw off my formatting.
morganacat
Aug. 3rd, 2009 12:21 am (UTC)
Do you mean shrink the pics? My apologies, I don't use livejournal very often.
sweet_fallacy
Aug. 3rd, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
No, bkwyrm is referring to the LJ cut to hide the images behind a link.

Add [lj-cut] before the content you want hidden and [/lj-cut] at the end. Only, replaces the [] with <>
mer_moon
Aug. 3rd, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)
Very, very neat-looking, though!
sidhe_etain
Aug. 3rd, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
Wow, this is such a great idea, and brilliant! I love the A-L on his back. :)
ariandalen
Aug. 3rd, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
Well done!

Of course you had to take lots of pictures. How else could we see all the wonderful details? :)
saraphina_marie
Aug. 3rd, 2009 01:44 am (UTC)
Wow!
That is a very awesome book-sculpture and so very very fantastic!
Wonderfully executed for something you just decided to try on a lark!
morganacat
Aug. 3rd, 2009 03:52 am (UTC)
Thanks, everyone! It was a learning experience! My plans changed as I went along. And did you know it's really hard to precision cut through a hardcover book? :o I have a new appreciation for their sturdiness!

Sorry for the photo faux pas - should be fixed now. :)
weatherglass
Aug. 3rd, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
Oh, how neat! That must have taken a lot of forethought. I particularly like the ballista on his wings...
theironchocho
Aug. 3rd, 2009 05:42 am (UTC)
I LOVE his wings. This is s well done.
shrads_m
Aug. 3rd, 2009 02:22 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Good work!
pyre006
Aug. 3rd, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC)
Very nice!!!
corvaxgirl
Aug. 3rd, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
What a creative idea!
raymondkitten
Aug. 4th, 2009 01:43 pm (UTC)
And of course, laying on the words for Fairies.
morganacat
Aug. 4th, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
Yes, thanks for catching that! The book he's standing on is opened to "fairy" and "fairyland". One wing has "balloon", the other has "dragon". :)
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