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Dragon by Yonaka-Yamako Dragon by Yonaka-Yamako
A simple letter opener I carved from bone.
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PurlyZig Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
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featured in my blog!
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Yonaka-Yamako Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
Thank you for the feature. I appreciate it.
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PurlyZig Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem!
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flufdrax Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the expression on this one. He looks like he's laughing at a joke only he understands. :)
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Yonaka-Yamako Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Inscrutable are dragons...
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flufdrax Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed.
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Yonaka-Yamako Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
:nod:
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SatanicSexGoddess Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
Congratulations! I've chosen this piece as my Featured Art of the Day! Details are in my journal!!!

You're amazing!!
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Yonaka-Yamako Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
Thank you.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazingly beautiful! I love how the dragon seems to almost flow out of the shape of the bone piece.
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Yonaka-Yamako Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
Thanks.
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SoulStoneDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2006
Ooh bone carving! I want to learn that. You did an excellent job with this, it looks very ceremonial.
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Yonaka-Yamako Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006
A flexishaft and Foredom are your best friends then. And if you know a dentist, get the burrs they don't use anymore. You can find a nice selection of points and burrs that way.
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SoulStoneDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006
Good idea about the burs. Maybe I can get one of their old UV guns too...
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Yonaka-Yamako Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006
UV guns are ok, but a nice hot and sunny day work just as well and don't cost you a dime.
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UniquelyYours Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
Outstanding!! I love it!
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cosmic-tool Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2006
i think this is great...what an unusual gallery you have!..
All the best to you.
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:iconyonaka-yamako:
Yonaka-Yamako Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2006
Thanks. I like a little diversity.
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SeeNuanRun Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006
This looks so interesting and you rarely see bone carving these days, especially with ivory prohibition; however, that only gives cause to get inventive, no? :w00t: Very interesting and my only lament is that I wish I could see the detail better :aww:
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Yonaka-Yamako Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006
You can get ivory. Mind you it's not elephant and about 35,000 years old, but it is ivory.

As to better detail, let me see what I can come up with and I'll post it.
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SeeNuanRun Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2006
Well, yes, old ivory, but hunting down, bidding for, and handling it properly would be extremely difficult all the same :giggle:
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Yonaka-Yamako Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2006
Actually, not as bad as you might think. It's the fossil bone that can become quite peckish, as in the case of some material coming from parts of Europe and Russia. That material has to be stabilized before you can even think about handling it.

Only real problems when handling mammoth or mastadon ivory is the deterioration and subsequent delamination of the material due to exposure.

That is a whole subject unto itself.
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SeeNuanRun Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2006
=D I stand corrected.
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StephaniePride Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
THAT is Marvelous :clap: What did you use to carve it and what kind of bone is it? A definite :+fav:
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Yonaka-Yamako Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2006
The bone is cow. I raided the local Pets'Mart for their dog chew bones.

I used a Foredom power tool (Dremel on major steroids) and dental burrs. The bone was slabbed on a bandsaw.

It took 6 to 8 hours (I don't keep track) from start to finish.
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ChihayaRose Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2006   Photographer
I would definitely not call this simple. That is some very awesome carving.
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Yonaka-Yamako Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2006
Thank you.
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