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Fairytale Castle by zenturtle651692 Fairytale Castle by zenturtle651692
The first piece in my concentration for AP art. It's a castle carved into a book which is what I decided my 'theme' to be. I thought it was a neat idea to take books that would otherwise have been thrown away or never read be turned into cool looking art pieces. It was also a solution for my 3D predicament since I did not want to do clay pots and vessels since many people do.

I began working on it while we were still setting up for our play, so uh, that was kinda cool? This particular one took me about two and a half days of "constant yet on and off work." My favorite thing about it is the gold filigree around the border, I think it's very pretty and fitting with the fantasy type setting.
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely charming!
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tigerlilyxxx Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
this is incredible! you could sell them! i hope you got a great mark for this class because if you didn't your teacher blind as a bat!
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zenturtle651692 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Well I got a good grade but my overall portfolio that I supported got a 3 (out of five) which is honestly pretty good for being a sophomore. And thank you very much~
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zoom-from-inside Featured By Owner May 4, 2012   General Artist
wo0ow!
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zenturtle651692 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Many thank yous~
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zoom-from-inside Featured By Owner May 5, 2012   General Artist
my pleasure :aww:
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Oorigami Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice ! :)
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zenturtle651692 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you~ :la:
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Oorigami Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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IamDying Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is brilliant! My art teacher (who is an artist herself) was making one of these during class when we were doing own own things! This is amazing!
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zenturtle651692 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Well thank you very much~ :D
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IamDying Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very very very welcome :D
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becsketch Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's just about the coolest thing ever- I love how the book tells the story and IS the story- remarkable! :D Even the number of pages adds to the dimension, I just love looking at this! :D
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zenturtle651692 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student General Artist
That's what I was going for, glad it shows. I was surprised how deep it looks when in reality I didn't go that far back into the book. Thank you for the lovely comment also~
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auxeru Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Wow! Haven't seen any of these in a while. :wow: Reminds me of Brian Dettmer's book autopsies. :D
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zenturtle651692 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh yeah, I've seen his stuff while I was researching what I wanted to do. I tried to do something different from what he did.
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auxeru Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Yours gives a more literal meaning the 'storybook castle' theme, especially with the border. It might make a good literature piece too after picking out some of the words. Feels like there's a real story going on in there somewhere. Good job on this! :D
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zenturtle651692 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you very much for the kind words. :iconblushplz:
I'm sure there was a story in there somewhere. I think it was a commentary on an author. One chapter there was something about the economy and the next page he was talking about beavers and dams. It was really strange.
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auxeru Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
I was think along the lines of making up your own story; picking out random words and seeing what formulates. It's interesting to see a fairy tale castle and the word's "Who does not remember" and "It's a fool's life" all together. It kinda reminds the viewer that fairy tales aren't real. You could isolate specific words and cover the rest with color. That'd be so awesome! :la:
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whipp-oorwill Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
WHATWHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU.

Why are you so amazing, huh? This is awesome, all of your books actually.
I'm planning on making an altered book sometime soon as well. I've been really wanting to make one for a long time now! Yours are fantasical, if I need some help I'm asking you all the questions, kay? =D
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zenturtle651692 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student General Artist
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Hehe well I try? They're actually not as frustrating as I though they'd be you just need to be careful you don't stab yourself. Plus they're pretty portable when they're like this first one that doesn't have random stuff poking out. Ask away~
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whipp-oorwill Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ha! I really hope I don't stab myself~ ^^;
Well they're really great, and you've really found your niche with these crafty pieces. It's a type of art I'm not very familiar with so it's really refreshing to see yours.
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zenturtle651692 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Everyone usually does vessels and vases for their 3D concentration. I rolled around in this stressful rut before coming up with this.
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whipp-oorwill Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Good of you to think outside the box. I think this sort of projects suits your style, and your amazing skill with an exacto-knife. =D
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sures1109 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, it's gorgeous. What did you use to cut everything? just scissors? did you trace it out then start cutting?
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zenturtle651692 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I cut with an exacto blade very very carefully. I haven't impaled myself yet . Because of the way it was layered I began with the front and just sort of added on towers when I wanted them.
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sures1109 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
did you have an idea of what you were gonna do are did you just kinda do it along the way?
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zenturtle651692 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I had a little sketch so I knew what I wanted but I didn't follow it exactly. Some of it I made up as I went along.
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sures1109 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are so lucky you are so talented. lol
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zenturtle651692 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Ehehe~ Thank you so much for the kind words! :iconbiggrinplz:
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white-berries Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is a very interesting idea! It looks so great.
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zenturtle651692 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you very much~ :iconblushplz:
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RawrImaFluffyKitty Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
this is awesome, great work :D
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zenturtle651692 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Thankies. My deviantArt will be inundated with lots of stuff that isn't fanart. Lots more books on their way...
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RawrImaFluffyKitty Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
your welcome, yay :D
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