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A Na Lani with lights by flightresponse A Na Lani with lights by flightresponse
A Na Lani ~ taken from the Hawaiian phrase "From the Heavens"
Created in memory of my aunt.
The size of this piece is 9" x 9"
It's sculpted with Super Sculpey
It was designed to be hung like a picture, although I will probably put it into a shadow box of some sort.
Photo without the lights on: [link]

And thanks again to the much admired and talented sculpture extraordinaire, :iconhandyrand:, for sharing his knowledge and helping me out waaay back when I first started on this project. :)
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Given 2011-06-09
A Na Lani with lights by *flightresponse A lovingly composed and detailed memorial sculpture created for the artist's aunt. One could almost imagine being able to step inside... ( Featured by LabyrinthCreations )
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Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It's so magical looking :D It's so beautiful, I think I might cry.
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:iconflightresponse:
flightresponse Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Aww! Thank you! :hug:
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Akropol Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
BEAUTIFUL!!!
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:iconflightresponse:
flightresponse Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Thank you :)
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:iconakropol:
Akropol Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Thank you!!
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:iconrixmodels:
RixModels Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
this here, is the definition of amazing :wow:
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:iconflightresponse:
flightresponse Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
You're to kind :) Thank you.
I made some mistakes when doing this piece
but it's something I'm learning and now I know what not to do.
As they say, live and learn I guess!
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:iconrixmodels:
RixModels Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
i learn by mistake far too often :P

but i see no mistakes here! this is stunning!
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:iconwanderinatnight:
wanderinatnight Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
The detail in this piece blows my mind. I really wish I could view it in person, just so I could pour over the rich textures. :D The placement of the back lit doorway draws the viewer forward through the foliage, and into the light.

I've been thinking about venturing into the realm of high relief work. Do you have any suggestions for a beginner?
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:iconflightresponse:
flightresponse Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Thank you! I really haven't been working very long with clay either, just a few years.
I'm still learning a lot with each piece that I do.
The first relief I did, I drew up a plan and measured out everything.
For A Na Lani the only thing I drew a definite plan for were the doors.
I used a lot of wires for the underneath of the plant leaves and such.
To me, It's always good to have a great metal skeleton underneath.
I use a lot of tools from places that I probably shouldn't to create textures,
usually I raid my kitchen. Haha
Hope that helped a little. Nice to know you have similar interests in sculpture.
Maybe we can learn off of each other. I'm always learning! ;)
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:iconwanderinatnight:
wanderinatnight Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Yes, it does help. Thank you! I did not know I would need armature for support in a base relief sculpture.

Learning from each other would be wonderful. Any and all helpful comments are welcome. If you would like feedback on anything, or have any questions, just let me know.

I'm painting a hare that I scuplted out of Super Sculpey Firm. I'll post him when he's finished.

Oh yes, I hope to keep learning all my life.
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:iconflightresponse:
flightresponse Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Armatures not only save on using clay and ad strength,
but I found it also helps when attaching
the sculpture to something if it is meant to be hung.

I'd be glad to help you out if I can.
I don't mind constructive critiquing either.
It's hard sometimes to get critique on here.

I'm interested in seeing your hare. I'll keep my eye out for it!:)
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boxofpeaches Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never seen anything like this before, it's so striking and beautiful! The details are rich and lovely-- congrats on the DD!
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:iconflightresponse:
flightresponse Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
It was almost like a puzzle putting it together but I enjoyed the challenge.
Thanks so much. :)
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horseygurl258 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student Photographer
Wow, this is stunning. What a beautiful way to remember your aunt, it's absolutely gorgeous =) well done.
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:iconflightresponse:
flightresponse Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Thank you :) I think she would be very proud.
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:iconmeggyweggy:
meggyweggy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
:la:
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:iconflightresponse:
flightresponse Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
:) Thanks!
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:iconjanna-hawkins:
Janna-Hawkins Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful.
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:iconflightresponse:
flightresponse Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Thanks so much!
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:iconjanna-hawkins:
Janna-Hawkins Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You're very welcome :)
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:iconsuswan:
SuSwan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
how beautiful. congrats on this...it is nice.
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:iconflightresponse:
flightresponse Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Why thank you for your kind words :)
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:icontheantimonyelement:
TheAntimonyElement Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! The detail and the depth is really incredible! Congrats on the DD! :D
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:iconflightresponse:
flightresponse Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Thank you and thanks for the congrats! I really enjoy sculpting little places,
they're somewhere you can hide away from all your worries. ;)
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:icontheantimonyelement:
TheAntimonyElement Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think they really are. :D Anyway, you did a really magnificent job!
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:iconflightresponse:
flightresponse Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Thanks again.:) I'm glad you like it!
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TrueDragon13 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student Writer
Agh! Amazing! It is as though it were coming alive. So magical and so beautiful.
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:iconflightresponse:
flightresponse Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
So glad that you like it, thank you!
It was a long process, but it was worth it because of what it means to me.
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:iconblueyellowred:
BlueYellowRed Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, this is so detailed! Amazing work, well done :heart:
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:iconflightresponse:
flightresponse Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Thank you for the compliment! It means a lot to me. :)
It was a great challenge trying to figure out how to do all those little plants!
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BlueYellowRed Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Student General Artist
No problem! You did a great job, it looks amazing!
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:iconmylifeits:
mylifeits Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Magnificent I completely love the way this turned out! Youre very, very talented :3 Well done! keep it up *awwww I love it even more every second I look at this the details are soooo amaaziiiing*
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:iconflightresponse:
flightresponse Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Thank you! It puts a smile on my face to know someone loves it so much :D
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:iconmylifeits:
mylifeits Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Most welcome :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Beautiful work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconflightresponse:
flightresponse Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
:) Thanks so much! And thank you too for the congrats!
This sculpture took me a while but it was worth it in every way.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
My pleasure and it's really great. :hug:
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:iconthandav:
thandav Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
cool impressive
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:iconflightresponse:
flightresponse Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Thank you! :D
I really enjoyed working on it.
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:iconthandav:
thandav Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
:)wc
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colliderscape Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
wow.... :clap:
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:iconflightresponse:
flightresponse Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Thanks! :)
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:iconpolygonwrangler:
PolygonWrangler Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
this looks incredible! incorporating lights into it is brilliant!
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:iconflightresponse:
flightresponse Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Thank you so much. So glad you like it!
I'm tring to incorporate them in all of my sculptures.
It just add a little something extra. :)
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:iconvigilo:
Vigilo Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student Writer
Absolutely lovely. :heart:
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:iconflightresponse:
flightresponse Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Thank you! :)
It's somewhere I wouldn't mind being.
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:iconpainted-leaf:
painted-leaf Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional
No words :wow: It is amazing...
I could never learn to work like this ... Beautiful work :aww:
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:iconflightresponse:
flightresponse Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Thank you!
Sure you could! :) Lots of practice and research. Never doubt yourself!
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CastIronFist Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
HOLY FRUITCAKES!!!!!!!!
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