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Bilbo Baggins' Book Sculpture by wetcanvas Bilbo Baggins' Book Sculpture by wetcanvas
Commissioned piece.  I was contacted be a "Hobbit" collector for this one.  He has over 400 copies of "The Hobbit".  Now, my house is overflowing with books.  Some sculpted, some waiting, some that I will never, ever sculpt because they mean too much to me.  I really don't think I have 400 though.  That's just amazing.  

Anyway, the copy of the book that I used had beautiful green flyleaves. Because Hobbit's are so close to nature, I decided to incorporate the green into the sculpture. The grass covering the home, tree leaves, and garden are all made from the flyleaves. The house has a brick face. There's over 160 individual bricks. I'm not sure how well it shows in the picture, but the interior of the house is lit. There's an LED that will shine through the window and door. The battery pack is hidden under the book and the on/off switch is hidden in the grass behind the tree. Bilbo's garden is right under his window and his rake propped next to the door. 
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sanctuaryfthebeast Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!Clap 
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:iconartsyaica:
ArtsyAica Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This isn't the first time I've said this, but one day I'll get enough money to commission you!
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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iamfergie Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AAAAAHHH, that's so cool. Normally I'm against books being taken apart, but this is beautiful. I love that there's actually a light that shines through the window. Wonderful idea, and brilliantly executed.
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! 
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secretoflurkmore Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Incredible:)
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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:iconfoxmarina:
foxmarina Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
amazing work 
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  
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ArtCrusade Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm. Interesting, but the green ruins it for me. It should be all from the pages in my opinion.. ;)
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, technically they are.  The green comes from the colored flyleaves at the beginning and end of the book.  I know what you mean though, it is a bit different for me.  
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Hedgehogscanfly Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is so gorgeous! I love all the little details. You have incredible talent and patience!
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! 
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Carlsbergensis Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Jodi, you have done it again. Made me all envious of your talent. I like the lighting. It is a great idea. I know you have used it before but this is  super.
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, but I'm sure you have nothing to be envious of.  If you can handle clay you can certainly do this! 
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akatsukinoshimo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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WolfSecret Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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lightHikari13 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
are those pages from the book.
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes.  The white areas are text pages, the green are flyleaves from the beginning and end of the book. 
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lightHikari13 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
YOU MURDERER! 'TIS BLASPHEMY TO DESECRATE THY HOLY NOVELS!
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW.  OK.  Remind me not to reply to you anymore.  And, you know, it's probably a bad idea to yell at someone you think is a murderer.  I wouldn't start screaming if I saw Ted Bundy on the street.  Just saying, for future reference.  
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Fantastic! :iconbilboplz:
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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doodle-angel9 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! I've never seen anyone make a sculpture out of books before and it looks so awesome!
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!  
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doodle-angel9 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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random-wish Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Love it!! 
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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Anavi-Ivy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student
awesome job ^^
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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grey56 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is gorgeous; love the door-frame!!
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  Oh, that door frame.  It took longer than the rest of the book!  Darn bricks.  
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grey56 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I can only imagine; it looks absolutely time consuming. But well worth effort because it truly does look wonderful!
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Panthea2 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
looks cute! I like it ;) 
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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