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The Night Circus Book Sculpture by wetcanvas The Night Circus Book Sculpture by wetcanvas
Commissioned piece. The woman who ordered this was nice enough to give me the page numbers where descriptions of the circus could be found. I made the mistake of reading past those pages and completely fell in love with this book. If you have some free time, grab a copy. It's brilliant. One of the reasons why it's so good is because it's so descriptive. Great for a reader but it makes my job so much harder. I got in as much detail as I could; the fence surrounding the circus, the bonfire in the cauldron, the shape shifting clock with clouds on it's face and a juggler (who juggles a number of balls corresponding the the time - 3 o'clock = 3 balls) and the black and white stripped tents. I managed to get a circus follower with his token red scarf on there too. This has been my most time consuming piece, it's taken about two weeks off and on thanks to all those little pieces. Now my hands hurt and I'm taking a few days off...probably not but one can dream :)
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:iconponythekidrs:
Ponythekidrs Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty! <3

I absolutely love this book, and you did a wonderful job of constructing it!
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8BitStitchPunk Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
OMG!!! :squee:
This captures the feel of the book so well! I love it! :heart: :iconblackheartplz: :heart:
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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8BitStitchPunk Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :D 
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:iconsnowyblack:
SnowyBlack Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
amazing!!
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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Veyatie Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Whoa!!!! Awsome! Love it! Good Book! Great Visual!
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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Prixi18 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
I love it! :) 
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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:iconthaonlymoonchild:
ThaOnlyMoonchild Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work! I loved the book to pieces, you did it justice :)
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  It was an amazing book! 
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endler Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I can't remember if I commented before - but your work seriously is amazing. It's wonderful to see someone take one form of art and turn it into another. I only wish I had money to commission you - I would love to have something from Felidae, Geek Love, or House of Leaves! I'll definitely keep you in mind for whenever I have the money to give out. c8
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!  I'm so glad you enjoy my work.  Don't worry, I know the feeling.  Being broke sucks :/  I'm there myself!  I have honestly never heard of those books.  I'll have to take a peek at them! 
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endler Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, well, if I ever have the money you'll certainly be the first person on this site whom I've ever commissioned from!
Oh, they're so definitely worth the look. Felidae's a extraordinarily mature murder mystery with talking cats (that still manages to stay mature despite the character's species), Geek Love is a rather odd trip through a daughter of a freakshow's life, and House of Leaves...well, is hard to explain as it has so much story. I guess I can chock it down to it's a horror novel.
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They all sound like good reads.  I'll have to pick them up.  Thanks! 
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Sakurakura Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely wonderful, this is amazing!
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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WinniUsagi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
gorgeous!
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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Alys-Cait Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
hey, I used this in my blog here: alysinunderland.wordpress.com/…
it's great, although I don't like the cutting up of the books haha!
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for letting me know! 
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Alys-Cait Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
that's quite alright, I figure that it gives both of us more views :) So thank you for the art :D
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LadyduLac Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
So pretty! Shared this on my Night Circus tumblr. :)
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the share!  I'm glad you like it! 
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cheekieb Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Wow....great job depicting the circus!!
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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LadyJaz19 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Great representation of one of my favorite books! I love it, it looks beautiful. ^^ You are an amazing artist.
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of my favorites too! Thank you so much!
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EJKorvette Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
One of the best books I HAVE EVER READ IN MY LIFE! I like how you did this!
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Never-trust-a-Duck Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Wow, this is so beautiful, and such a delicate craft.
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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Music-Moon-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so amazing :D I think it totally fits with the book!
Seriously an amazing job!
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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Music-Moon-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :hug:
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LadyRissa211 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YES! I love it. Not an easy feat at all - and well-done indeed. It's a spectacular book.
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is, I was worried I wouldn't do it justice. I'm glad you like it!
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MissKaytheLaReveuse Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
Just brilliant!! It feels like I could walk right in! :)
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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MissKaytheLaReveuse Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
Its my pleasure!
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snowywolf13 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful. And I love how you used the pages describing the circus :) It's literally coming off the page :XD:
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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snowywolf13 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
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Treebirdytherubbishy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolute beautiful, I love how you've captured all the details and that you've got a Reveur in there =) It's almost exactly how I pictured the circus - stunning work! :la
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! There was so much detail described I couldn't fit it all in! I'm glad you like it!
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Treebirdytherubbishy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :la:
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katelinnw Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
This is seriously gorgeous!!!
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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faeriecrone Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
delightful :frail:
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