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Arabian girl - The smile of Muscat

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Project by prometej065 posted 03-14-2015 06:09 PM 2227 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Perhaps the greatest challenge in marquetry technique to do figure of a young person or child .. and I could not resist the challenge.
I give it to my friends on LJ to evaluate the result.

The work is composed of approximately 400 inlaid wood details .. veneers used are: several types of veneer cherry, pear, wild pear, Indian apple, madrona veneer, veneer linden, maple, maple bird, walnut, olive etc.etc.



and video presentations, as well as the memory of this beautiful country of the Arabian Peninsula.

(blog post – http://lumberjocks.com/prometej065/blog/40026)

<iframe src=”https://player.vimeo.com/video/122187631” frameborder=”0” height=”281” width=”500”></iframe>

The smile of Muscat - Arabian girl from Dusan Rakic on Vimeo.

Thanks for looking.

-- http://prometheus065.blogspot.com/





19 comments so far

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Woodbridge

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#1 posted 03-14-2015 07:52 PM

Wow that is beautiful work. The transitions you achieved in the colouring and shadows are excellent.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#2 posted 03-14-2015 11:41 PM

Dusan this is truly outstanding work. Skin tones, facial features, sparkle in the eye, all of these are so difficult to achieve in this medium, and you absolutely got it right. Masterpiece quality, and I love the video too. Keep making these outstanding artworks, we love to see them!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 03-15-2015 12:33 AM

A marquetry masterpiece!!!! You did a great job on this piece, Dusan.

-- Dennis Zongker

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tinnman65

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#4 posted 03-15-2015 01:16 AM

Your attention to detail is amazing! The work on the eye is remarkable, thanks for sharing.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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Bud_3

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#5 posted 03-15-2015 01:27 AM

Very detailed.You can be proud, congratulations

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#6 posted 03-15-2015 01:56 AM

Awesome work as always Dusan.

-- Dan Wiggins

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shipwright

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#7 posted 03-15-2015 02:43 AM

Superb Dusan. You have captured her soul.
Thanks you!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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tomd

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#8 posted 03-15-2015 02:43 AM

Terrific work and great adaption of picture. That is a fine piece of marquetry, well done. Do you work with a knife or a saw ? Portraits are difficult to do.

-- Tom D

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#9 posted 03-15-2015 02:46 AM

Outstanding. You have a great gift.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#10 posted 03-15-2015 04:14 AM

What a wonderful gift. The detail and likeness is outstanding.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#11 posted 03-15-2015 12:58 PM

Your Work is always pleasing to the Eye and to the Heart my Friend!
There is a lightness and brightness to the “Smile” that I especially like…
Congratulations on another Masterful Creation!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Jim Sellers

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#12 posted 03-15-2015 01:57 PM

Amazing work. you are a true master of the craft.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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prometej065

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#13 posted 03-15-2015 02:20 PM

Thank you dear friends! Thank LJ on it that my work in the daily top 3.
Probably only through other eyes can be seen their own work.
I’m sure we all have the same satisfaction – if our hands, our tools and our materials from indeterminacy should create something. Something nice.

-- http://prometheus065.blogspot.com/

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#14 posted 03-15-2015 02:43 PM

absolutely beautiful! your paintings with wood are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#15 posted 03-15-2015 02:46 PM

Wonderful wonderful

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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