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Who Are You? Book Sculpture by wetcanvas Who Are You? Book Sculpture by wetcanvas
Before anyone says it, yes, I know I've been doing A LOT of Alice lately. This was a commission, so don't blame me!

My client wanted to add a little color to this one. I tried a few different types of pigment, but everything I used made the paper too fragile to use for the figures. I used watercolor for the flowers and leaves. I do like the contrast between the white figures and the bright flowers. I think they set each other off well.
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nijuuhachi Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
I'm totally in love with this one! :love:
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I was too! It was one that I was sorry to see sold.
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:iconnijuuhachi:
nijuuhachi Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
I understand you! It's true that it is a bit difficult to separate yourself from something you made and you're fond of, but for certain you made another person happy!
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malaladanila Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Great! :clap:
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, again :)
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats, your wonderful work is nominated for our "Eye Candy at the day" :iconsoulcollectors: today you find your work on our main page and also here [link]
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SteamPixy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ohh it's amazing!
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again!
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FirstSarge Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Writer
Beautiful.

About the fragility of the paper.

I do a lot of modeling, and sometimes have to use paper. Once I mold it in the shape I want, I spritz it with a dilute solution of white glue and water, LIGHTLY, over many (MANY) passes so as not to drench it. I lightly wet it and let it dry, a process that takes a few days for an almost plastic like texture that does not detract from the material beneath nor it's appearance. It is tedious, but results in a satisfactory piece.
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is BRILLIANT! So simple, but I never would have thought of doing it. I'll get it a shot nest opportunity I get. Thank you!
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Xophnog1 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As much as I love the artistry displayed here, the Librarian in me is screaming "What have you done to that book?!" It is very pretty and well done (and hopefully made out of some trashy romance novel pages).

It would certainly be a fun thing to have in a library or over a book shelf at home.
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've had that reaction from librarians before :) Most people who have bought my books and keep in touch with me do have them on their book shelf or in a reading room.
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QueenieNirvana Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so brilliant!
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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spiderpride Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Photographer
That is so very cool!
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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spiderpride Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Photographer
Oh no prob you are amazing!
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Greenwood-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow...

Well, then. I know who my next watch is going to be. XD
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Thank you!
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DiseaseOfYou Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Aaw so sweet ♥
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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DiseaseOfYou Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
no prob. :)
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fetchingfeast Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Hello, your art is featured here: [link]
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Luna-esmeralda Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
<3 beautiful <3 I like all ur works!!!
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Sashei-Alexandre Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013   General Artist
I agree with the colors, and who cares if it's been a lot of Alice related posts? You do fantastic with them. ^^
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Thank you! I think it bothers me more than anything. I hate making the same thing over and over!
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Sashei-Alexandre Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013   General Artist
Perfectly understandable. It's still very well received and I'm sure most everyone loves it. Hopefully, though, people will begin to request Alice a little less and more interesting things soon. ^^
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Kjasmin Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student General Artist
That is awesome
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Yuki-Haruka Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Photographer
nice *_*
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Yuki-Haruka Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Photographer
you're very welcome :D
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FluffyUnicorn96 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I have a question: when making your book art, do you actually cut out pages from the book to use, or is it from a different book, or what?
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I leave pages in the middle of the book for the figures to rest on and then cut out everything underneath those pages.
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FluffyUnicorn96 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, I see, very cool ^.^
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LocationCreator Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
You've outdone yourself I think. This is gorgeous. Lucky client.
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Thank you!
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hiadhi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student General Artist
This is amazing!!! :D
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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hiadhi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student General Artist
you're welcome! how do you even do that?! Are you like an expert in origami or paper molding or something! Haha that takes some serious talent! :)
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL, I wouldn't say expert. I'm definitely still learning!
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AnemyaPhotoCreations Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It 's very good ! Very poetic ! :)
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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plumeriadancer Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
You are great as always! There can never be enough Alice! By the way, if you want a very different version of Alice, try reading "The Looking Glass Wars", the first book in a trilogy. Alice is a princess!
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really? I didn't know there were more stories than Wonderland and "Through the Looking Glass". Perhaps I will have to mention that the next time I'm asked to do Alice. Thank you!
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plumeriadancer Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. The book was written by Frank Beddor, and he followed the first book with "Seeing Redd" and "Arch Enemy".
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll have to find a copy! Thank you for the info.
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KOTYAR Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Awesome idea, I know a few kids at my... dunno how to name it, art club for small kids? who are currently working on something on something like this,
Awesome idea
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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