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Ravenwsketch by artistladysmith Ravenwsketch by artistladysmith
Finished welded raven. Steel sheet metal.
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RavenStarStudio Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful! Wish I could get him :D
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artistladysmith Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
:) Thanks
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nickdragonheart Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful :>
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artistladysmith Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
thank you :)
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Valhallia Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Stunning, fabulous work! :clap:
My husband is a coppersmith and I have asked him to teach me to weld a few times over the years - your wonderful work inspires me to ask again, although there is no hope of me producing anything of your caliber, it would be fun to try!
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artistladysmith Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
thank you very much Joy...... if you get your husband to teach you to weld...remember what henry ford said, " whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're probably right".... half the battle is believing you can ;)
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Valhallia Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Thank you so much for your wise words!

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ignisfabrica Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. That is amazing! Do you mind if I ask what type of welder you use?
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artistladysmith Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Thanks..... I use a MIG welder, specifically a Miller
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Bi0matrix Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student
That's incredible!
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artistladysmith Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
:) Thank you
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Fantastic work!
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artistladysmith Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
:D thanks!!
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love those metal feathers!
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artistladysmith Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
:) thanks
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome!
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of-the-skies Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! How do you make this? :love:
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artistladysmith Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
thanks :)

I cut pieces of steel sheet metal and form them with a hammer over a tree stump....like for the beak, cut the basic shape, form it and use a grinder to finish the 'beak' shape....i keep doing that for different parts of the body...head, feathers....etc. then i weld all the parts together to what you see in the photo....
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of-the-skies Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, cool! I wish I could try that someday...
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PurlyZig Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that is amazing! very very will done!
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artistladysmith Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Thank you... :)
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ReliquiaArcana Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Impressive!
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artistladysmith Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
thank you :)
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ReliquiaArcana Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013   Artisan Crafter
You're welcome ;)
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Mikau-010 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
it is exquisite work!
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artistladysmith Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
thank you :)
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GeshaR Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Unbelievable work! It's just so... alive!
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artistladysmith Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
glad you like it :) thanks
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! I love to see how the sculpture evolved from the drawing without slavishly imitating it.
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artistladysmith Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Thanks :) Sketches are always just preliminary.... i think artwork no mater the medium evolve....as i'm sure you are already aware :)
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bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional
nice job
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artistladysmith Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Thanks :)
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TimBakerFX Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
That's amazing... you do such great work!
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artistladysmith Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Thanks Tim....as do you :)
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WestEnder Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Great job capturing the raven head shape.
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artistladysmith Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
:) Thanks again...
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Choconinnie Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Artist
Such incredible detailing with the feathers
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artistladysmith Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
:)
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MNCrowgirl Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Absolutely stunning. You are a master metalsmith. Wow!!!
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artistladysmith Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Thanks, appreciate that :D
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flightresponse Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
I think I have said this before to you but I love how you make feathers! This really is amazing and beautiful!
Do you know how many hours you put into this piece?
He's perfect in every way! Awesome job!!
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artistladysmith Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
thanks......you know...one of these days i'll remember to write down daily hours just so i can answer that vary question....just know it was a lot of hours...maybe if i actually kept track....i would stop creating sculptures like this...:laughing:
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flightresponse Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
I know what you mean! Haha! I never keep track either!
It ends up I get lost in my work and time just flies!
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artistladysmith Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
ya...think when youre in the 'zone' time really doesn't matter...
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