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April 27, 2012
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Hi, I am sitting on a rock by Rrkra Hi, I am sitting on a rock by Rrkra
Oh lookie, I made a reptile. Again.
Well, maybe when they invent seed beads that look like fur... But for now, reptileeeessssss :XD:

Eyes are two milky/opalite Swarovski rivoli-like square thingys. I've wanted to try and make eyes from rivoli for quite some time, and these looked nice with hematite and metallic blue beads, so I made a lizard. A rather big-eyed one. Oh well.
Legs are an experiment too - I needed thin fingers, so fingers are entirely on wire.

Technique - brick stitch + a bit of peyote.

Mostly cylinder beads (~35grams of them). Miyuki delica, a bit of Toho treasures. Some size 15, 11 and 8 rocailles too - for fingers and decoration.
The lizard is 27 cm long.

6k+ views in the first 6 hours, wtf, wow O_o

Critique is on becuse I can. :fuzzydemon:

My 4th DD O_o Wow, that was a surprise!
Thank you, *Talty and ^Hanratty-Stock :w00t!: :w00t!: :w00t!: :w00t!:
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Given 2012-05-08
Hi, I am sitting on a rock by *Rrkra is an amazing example of just what can be done with beads! ( Suggested by Talty and Featured by UnicornReality )
Honestly, I really have nothing bad to say about this piece.

First off, the bead work is amazing. Its very thourough and tight. From what i see there arent any spots that look loose or rushed. Immaculate. Especially the beadwork around the eye.

Now as if the beadwork wasnt impressive enough, the anatomy is great. I used to have an iguana and just the way the legs joints are and how they connect to the body on this is dead on. (something i see being difficult to pull off). To be frank i thought it was a taxedermied lizard in the preview all because of how well the legs were done haha.

The eyes on this piece may throw off the proportions of the head but they make up for it in originality. Its really the cherry on top for me. Plus they are laid in so nicely.

All in all this little guy is just great. Nicely done.
I almost wish i had something to say about it :D
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142 out of 144 deviants thought this was fair.

You have captured this guy's personality and "realness" even the feet are life-like and expressive! Your choice of colors (or lack there of) allow the viewer to study the shape and texture of this fantastic sculpture. I would like to see the 'underbelly' as well, as sometimes, those areas are the most "sensitive" - perhaps a secret sweet spot is there?
Your technique is, as always, impeccable and your choice of beadwork techniques are spot on. Of course, there is always room for improvement, and I only ask that you continue to make MORE! Look out Beadworld, a MASTER is in the making! oh and BTW, I WANT ONE :D BRAVO!!!
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The-Rasmus-Raven Dec 16, 2013   General Artist
The reptiles made of beads look very realistic ^^
You did a great job :D
Beads make perfect scales, don't they =D
The-Rasmus-Raven Dec 17, 2013   General Artist
yeah :D
Looks very much real.  So well done.
Glad you like))
AuroraRosealis Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How cool is this! You captured the texture of lizard skin so well, and those eyes are mesmerizing! Well done!
MariaMoquin May 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is the most amazing use of peyote stitch I've ever seen!!!! Where can I buy a pattern????
There is no pattern=/ Just freeform peyote/brick stitch.
Death-Pony7 Apr 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Fantastic technique! I think the toes are my favorite part. They are so simple, but work incredibly well.
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