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American Mythos by dcwilson American Mythos by dcwilson
Spring 2009

A series of three clay tiles made to represent animals of great significance to the history of America. On top would be the great Thunderbird, the middle is the ever-wise bison and the bottom is the reliable salmon.

This was an extremely fun piece to make.
$300
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Walter-Ostlie May 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice work
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PwnThePenguin Apr 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
This looks really good :]

If only I had $300 >:
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dcwilson Apr 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Isn't that always the case? XD
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topios Apr 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooo, Clay. You don't see many people working with clay this way. At least I don't. But it's so much fun and the slightly-3D-effect is always a bonus.

I like the difference in backgrounds, and you used the earthy tones well. It looks like you colored it with something, but I'm not sure what.
...and what kind of clay is that by the way? Ordinary? Porcelain? It looks kinda pale at some places and if that's the uncolored parts then it could be.

Sorry if I talked too much. I just got curious because I actually know a bit about this material.
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dcwilson Apr 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I think it was the cheap stuff, as this was a freshman class. I really can't tell you what clay we used. I did an iron oxide coating on it, but the firing it was put into was too low and the oxide didn't color it as much as I wanted- so I ended up painting it with watered-down acrylic- which is surprisingly effective!
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topios Apr 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aaah, interesting, it turned out looking really good considering all those obstacles.
I'll remember the watered-down acrylic thing, you never know, some day I might need to know things like that.
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DragonessDeanna Apr 22, 2009  Student Filmographer
That's awesome! Wish I had 300 bucks to spare. D:
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dcwilson Apr 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Don't we all!
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DragonessDeanna Apr 23, 2009  Student Filmographer
Yeah. :P
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Needs moar ravens.
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