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Dobbin the Faun Finished by Nectarine Dobbin the Faun Finished by Nectarine
Finally the finished puppet. If anybody knows any puppet workshops in Europe that might hire somebody like me please pass it on. (^_^)

We finally have some footage of The Faun in action. We've used him as a bunraku puppet because we found it gave more fluid movement. Thanks go to the excellent puppeteers that made it happen.

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Dobbin the Faun Finished by ~Nectarine This wooden faun marrionette is gorgeous, just look at the details, the complexity of the construction and the smooth surface. ( Suggested by Myana and Featured by ohnojaylo )
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MaryamDN Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist
this is so amazing! very much reminiscent of Pan's Labyrinth! i can only imagine how long this would have taken you!
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shantetoo Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
very cool and great workmanship
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Sabbatticus Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whimsical and beautiful form. You are very talented.
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diegosch Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
impressive! awesome work mate!
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PantherInk Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very creative, I haven't seen something like this in a decade.
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Borekko Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
awesome marionette
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DVanDyk Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Just simply , Wow, bravo , beautiful
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X-RayLawnmower Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AAAGGHHH!!!!

I FRIGGING ADORE THIS!!!!!!

:heart: :heart: :heart:
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I featured this in "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 37 - Recaps! Part 2", you can find it here: [link]
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siegeandspike Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
He is brilliant. Thanks also for the link to the video, was great to see him in action!
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Carmel-Apple-Tree Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
The greatest work what i see!
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toool Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i am speakless, brilliant work : )
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WeLoveYouFoREVer Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's just... amazing...
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Lalupi Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Wow, you have an amiazimg talent! This is amazing OoO
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clayandmore Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
AWWWW so cool!!!!!!!
seen the video on vimeo I LOOOOOVE this puppet *_*
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Crona94 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
so beautiful and well done O: you my friend are a relly pro at this! O.o you should start your own doll company 8D
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Vambi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Wow, he's a really beautiful puppet. And I watched the video! Awesome!
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Lionsong Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart: Your amazing art has been featured! [link]
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kuph Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
He is gorgeous! I've seen the video, and he looks so alive, it's amazing.
This is a true masterpiece, without a doubt.
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WanyheadPress Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic work! I am very impressed.
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Master-Kankuro Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, you asked for european puppet-workshops?
Well, I dunno exactly a WORKSHOP, but what about the Puppet-Theatre in Prague in Augsburg?
But I guess that you already know them...
I´m always reviewing this genious marionette, because I´m totally fallen in love with it.
But if it is your first one, I wouldn´t easily sell it away. Doing commission may makeing things easier for me, because I KNOW that this puppets won´t be for me.
I ´definitivly couldn´t sell my "firsties" U___U
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andrewk Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
You suddenly raised my interest in wood marionettes!! :D
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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Professional Photographer
I've featured this piece here in my journal: [link]

:heart:
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street-ghost Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Gorgeous!
I haven't seen a marionette this good since Pinocchio!!
Have you ever considered selling?
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Nectarine Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
Thanks, I have but no one's considered buying. However I just met the artist Finlay Cowan and he is interested in writing a story around the Faun, so I may make some characters to go with him and we'll make a short film for him.
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MinorTechnicality Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
He's beautiful :love:
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EvaLilith Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely amazing craftsmanship!
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AmandaMyers Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
I'd love to see this in action! Do you have any youtube videos up of it?
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Azach Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
Awesome !!! :-)
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NC92 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
YAY.! And i'm a ARIES too.! =D
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NC92 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
AN Aries *
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VODKABABY Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
wow this is beautiful..
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ralx Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
wow your amazing i sure hope you get hired some where because u have trimendous talent
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DaDDy-HiV Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
THis is the kind of Art that makes me jump in circles in my room, shaking my head and screaming:

HOLY SHIIIT I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW GREAT THIS IS!

I'm not even kidding.

Mindblowing.
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Master-Kankuro Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What for a WONDERFUL marionette!! So much elegance and beauty!!! Really AWESOME!!!
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BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
that's a cool looking puppet. Man I wish I knew how to be a puppeteer
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TorturedRemembrance Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
This is so amazing...wow! :D
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CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
damn you are so talented! you need a rich patron who loves marionettes to sponsor your craft!!!
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Loucathwil Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Have you tried the Norwich puppet theatre?
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Nectarine Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
Im working for Blind Summit now, and loving it. Very happy.

I tried them, but they would only take me on voluntary basis.
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Loucathwil Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh god, yeah they suck for that :(

but well done you - nice to see that sort of talent appreciated properly!
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cwicseolfor Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Drop dead gorgeous, lovely design and beautiful execution ^-^ You've hit a number of my favorite things, here, I may be biased, but this is flawless. Best of all, you've jointed the ears.

I hope you get the opportunity to sell him for what he's worth - more than you seemed to think a year ago - and whatever the decision you're pleased with it. You ought to be making these, if this is any statement of your ability. And he, or a brother of his, ought to be dancing somewhere.
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Fabreeze Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
well done! the head was carved as one single piece???
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dreamling Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So Beautiful!
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danwalters Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
hello

like your work.

check out [link]

lumberjocks

great place for woodworkers to surf

regards
dan
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IgorSan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
WOW!:wow:
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cilic Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008
respect!!
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steveyoungsculptor Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
Am I right in thinking that there was a pic of this in the prospectus of Wimbledon college of art? its great by the way.
Beautuful marrionette
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Nectarine Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
Oh I didn't know they'd used it. Thats nice of them. Shame my mark doesn't reflect they're appreciation of it.
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steveyoungsculptor Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
thats horrid.
Mind if I ask what they look for in art students who are trying to apply?
Really want to get in and sculpture is a stronger point of mine at present
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