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Two Halves of a Whole by hibbary Two Halves of a Whole by hibbary
A pendant commission for :iconfruitbowlmassacre: This one took me a little while. I fought with the colors some, and finally decided that for it to look as I'd meant it to, I'd have to gold leaf the gears. (the paint just wasn't bright enough).

There then ensued an insane several-day tearing apart of the house that turned into some kind of cleaning festival. I DID finally find my gold leaf, but only after sorting through any number of boxes and throwing away at least two trashbags worth of crap. GOOD TIMES.
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Crimson-Wolf2323 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thats so cute
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its-mahdi Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
amazing! :heart:
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BlackPoisonx Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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tv-island Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, Hibbary, I didn't know you did sculptures (obviously just waaaaay behind on the times judging by the year this was posted). This is gorgeous! Just wondering.... how much would something like this cost? e____e Lots I bet.
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alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hello!

As part of Project Educate: Fan Art Week 2011, you've been featured in Fan Art in Artisan Crafts. Thanks a lot for sharing this with the community! :heart:
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ballie6 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Can I but this somewhere? It's beautiful! I created an account on here just to see if I could lol
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:iconcloudyskyes:
CloudySkyes Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Beautiful! I want a set! :P
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:iconjadeyfish:
Jadeyfish Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cute :)
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WolfySM Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cool!
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truGIRobsession Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
That is the most awesome 'best friends' type necklace I can recall ever seen :O
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:iconanantart:
Anantart Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
wow its awesome unique design
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Betelgeuze01 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Cool, looks like something steampunk!
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:iconhachiikko:
hachiikko Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
steampunk <3
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:iconlestarlighter:
LeStarlighter Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
this is beyond awesome.
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moonwolf17 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
awesome work!
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:iconkeseral:
keseral Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :D great colours with the brass, the gold and the blue all together!
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:iconnishiikiori:
Nishiikiori Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
are you selling those? i want one for meh husband.
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ladyhawk98 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
Very beautiful work...
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:iconeschagogue:
Eschagogue Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I typically find this concept tired, but this is gorgeous work. Glad you stayed determined to find that gold leaf! ;>
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jsmokey49 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
i am absolutly in love with that. its so original.
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:iconartemisnova:
artemisnova Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
very, very beautiful! the best steampunk related work I've seen in a long time ;) you're very talented, keep up the good work!
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Gameness Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
cool
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RogueWriter9224 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Very cool :D
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xkyana13 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
I ABSOLUTLY LOVE THIS! It's so so gorgeous! You are very talented!
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xoxsmuffinxox Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
would you send me a note telling me about how much this would cost. please and thanks if you do
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Edplosion Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the oxidation effect of this one. Probably my favourite piece of steam-punk jewellery on dA~
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jabberwockyjones Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
These are beautiful!
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:iconlonesword:
LoneSword Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
That is easily the coolest pendant I've ever seen. Fantastic job. :)
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:iconbgzeh:
BGZeh Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
this is sweet!
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:iconstolen-marbles:
Stolen-Marbles Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
this is superb! how do you make something like this? and out of what materials?
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DarkFireRaven Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous! I love the colors! They turned out beautifully. :D
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ArinaFoxy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist
Cool!
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Squeaky-fish Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
aww poor you. Well it looks awesome
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NyappyNap Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
this may sound cliche but it really is beautiful!!!
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retrospectjewelry Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
I know the feeling...I was looking for my iPod charger once and ended up cleaning out my whole desk...I ended up throwing away like 20 POUNDS of old grade-school papers and drawings on the back of Bob Evans placemats...why did I keep those anyway?!

I love the detail in this piece and the way it fits together is very clever. I'm a junkie for junk (pun intended) so this is right up my alley.
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smartieaddiction Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
wow this is really neat glad you took the time to find the gold it looks really nice
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SansNoir Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Student Digital Artist
That is absolutely brilliant. I wish I could have one of those...
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Black-ice-dragon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
oh my god i want one! it's amazing!!
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petitenajla Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
which materials did you use?
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:iconhibbary:
hibbary Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
It is some variety of sculpy. Super sculpy, I believe.
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petitenajla Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
jaja sounds super.
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OliveOpal618 Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
I love it
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RawrNomNomNom Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
is this made of actual metal, or clay and painted? and gosh i wish i owned this :]
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marianaliendo Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!! i want one of those! haha
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The-Robotic-Q Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
YAY Steampunk :D
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emplus Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Very well done. :clap:
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Ice1971 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
It's beautiful!!
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Lindsey-S Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
That is marvelous!

a couple quick questions though,

how did you acheive the tarnished, oxodized look? did you paint several layers, or partially mix colours to get the effect?

and are the gears made of polymer, or are they real gears?

thanks, and this is stunning. I am in awe. :jawdrop:
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:iconhibbary:
hibbary Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
I cheated X3 I have some copper paint and have done patinas before, but in this case I just used some oil paint to duplicate the same patterns and effects I've seen in my patinas.

The gears are made of clay, but have been taken from a mold made off of real gears.
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Lindsey-S Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
ah! makes sense, and thank you for the quick reply :)
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