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Spartacus by muradino

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This is a pyrograph burned by hand into a poplar panel. 38x60x1 cm 2013
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Given 2013-08-27
Spartacus by ~muradino
The detail in this pyrography piece is so exquisite it will take you a moment to realise it's not a 3-dimensional carving.
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Fayeren Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Your incredible work is featured in my journal feydrim.deviantart.com/journal… ! :)
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gigino84b Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
truly impressive work !!!!
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PaulineMoss Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on a well deserved DD.  I love the colour and texture of this masterpiece which appears to be an ancient relic ... amazing! :love:
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LeopardBomb Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing
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AskGakuenItaly Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconryanstilesplz: :iconsaysplz:  I'm Spartacus! *Read in Carrol Channing Voice* 
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superwaffle350 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Just when I was starting to feel a bit of confidence in my artistic ability.... #I'mNotWorthy

Seriously though, this is absolutely amazing. 
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E-Ocasio Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013   Artist
Gorgeous! When I saw the title I thought it was a photo taken from a Roman artifact at a museum.
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nightstalker1 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Wait...that's not 3D? Holy...that's scary good!
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Larghoul Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Wonderful.
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IdiotAlchemist Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
That...that is astounding!  It looks like it could be carved onto the side of a Greek temple!
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:iconthezakon:
theZakon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student General Artist
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IdiotAlchemist Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
I KNEW it seemed familiar!  (And my last semester had an art history class in which we looked at that exact statue.  And I didn't recognize it here.  How the hell did I get an A?)
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wolfysheta Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Oh, wow, amazing work!!
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RedWolf-Rocky Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks so 3D it's scary! Incredible work! I've never seen pyrography work like this..

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Diamond-Stud Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student
This is so beautiful! Congrats on the DD!
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Letmebecowgirl Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
God that's beautiful....
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EPH-SAN1634 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thumbs Up
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Lord-Darcy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
:iconcongratsddplz:
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AbbyMeyer Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Oh my goodness, that's astounding! It looks just like a carving.
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Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcongratsddplz:
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WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply astounding in its beauty, my friend :heart:

Well done with the DD! :clap:
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RanmaCMH Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow.  I totally thought this was carved.  If you burn the wood to deepen the color, how do you bring out the highlights?
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rodtheworm Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
I think the highlights are the natural colour of the wood and everything else is darkened with the torch. Poplar looks quite pale according to this: www.wood-database.com/lumber-i…
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RanmaCMH Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
 That's a lot more work than I even thought it was.  Wowee.  
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Daytripper-Tom Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely amazing piece! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing and stunning detail! Love the pose/position.
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RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
awesome piece!! well done getting the dd!
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Hiland-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter

Spectacular example of what pyrography can be... the best I have seen yet... Congrats on the well deserved DD!

 

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:iconthezakon:
theZakon Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student General Artist
this is a drawing of a sculpture of a dying warrior from the eastern pediment of the temple of aphaia in greece... 
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muradino Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
thanx, zakon! i really had no idea where the original statue was resting. i had a photo taken of this (copy) base-relief hanging on a wall in an art gallery a few years back. so just to make it clear to you: this is not a drawing, this is a pyrograph (Pyrography - pyrographer) just like in Photography - photograph - photographer.  Basically it's the good old wood-burning, but just done... differently. different tools, different technique, different approach. the image was burned into the wood by hand, using soldering iron type tools.  unfortunately, still no PYROGRAPHY ART SECTION in Deviantart... that's why you see it in the woodworking - craft section      :o))
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theZakon Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student General Artist
hey there!
the only reason I pointed out that there IS an actual statue of a dying soldier as pyrographed by yourself is because I'm amazed by how little people know about art... they see something resembling, or in this case depicting, an actual piece of classic greek sculpture and they say "omg this looks like it came of a greek temple"! hello! it DID come of a greek temple haha
what also amazes me is how professional artists know so little about art... I see cartoons, video games and whatnot set in ancient greece or rome and naturally they show period architecture and sculpture sorta how we see it today... they never show how greek and roman architecture and sculpture was in fact painted in quite vivid colors... you could say it was quite kitschy hahaha
people should study art history more... especially those who fancy calling themselves artists... 

oh and about pyrography... well you technically DID draw the picture in the wood hehehe... only you didn't use a pen or a pencil but a tool suited to your art technique... no offense meant to your art, of course! it takes a hell of a lot of skill to do what you do!
I study etching and printmaking and I use all sorts of methods of drawing the motif into different kinds plates for printing... but when people see the print, they usually think it's a drawing so I have to explain to them how it's made... well, I used to explain, now I just let it go if they show complete lack of knowledge in art haha

cheers!
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MongrelKing Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student General Artist
^--- what this guy said. not to take away from how good it is. but give the source yo
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KagamineLink Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa....it looks 3D!
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Magnificent...
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Siberiade Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
amazing...
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TheNimster Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now THAT'S impressive. A truly rare piece of excellent art.
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ShinobiWarriorDance Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student General Artist
This looks good, but never heard of a Pyrograph before how does it work??
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HAKHZ Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Writer
its a blow torch and you burn the wood to deepen the color.
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Kalliroe Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work :clap:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD, stunning work! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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nicolasjolly Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Congratulations on the DD!
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LUKAS-87 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Wow!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
That is beautiful!
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bsg57a Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would love to see the workflow! However you do it, you do it very well. 
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AuraKiss Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought it was a carving at first. sigh.
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ogham132004 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Not gonna lie, I think burning this image into a piece of wood is just as impressive.
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AuraKiss Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh yeah it is impressive to no end!
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exquisiteoath Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student General Artist
The depth on this is pretty darn impressive.
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