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Nunya Binnus

"Celestial Serpent" by Nunya Binnus

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In real life this piece is 4 feet tall and batiked onto cotton with wax and watered down acrylic paints. It was so much fun! I'm definitely going to have to try this some more.

16 Nov 2006:-) Jeremy R. Young
Awesome pic the many shades of blue look great. Is this a part of a larger pic because of the bottom left corner.

:-) Nunya Binnus replies: "Thank you! This is the entire piece. The corner just kept flapping around because of a draft in the room, and this was the best photo I could get of it."
17 Nov 2006:-) Thomas Pähler
I don’t often say this about serpents, but this one is waaaay cute! 2

:-) Nunya Binnus replies: "Aww, thanks. "
22 Nov 2006:-) Veronika 'Lawenta' Prokesova
Great work with colours! But what attracts my attention the most is the Serpent's surprised, astonished look 1
9 Jan 2007:-) Jenna Jea Briggs
I did that in Art but we used glue not wax! I love it! you need both a cookie and a browny *gives both to Lorraine* I love your pics.

:-) Nunya Binnus replies: "Yay! Cookie and brownie!"
9 Jan 2007:-) Imola L Saraine aka Mio
It is amazing what you could do with two hues of blue only. Excellent composition and lovely serpent.
16 Jan 2007:-) Davor Dramikanin
This is excellent work. Nice colour tones!
7 May 2007:-) Margaret Perrie
Cute! I like how you blended the colours. What’s batik, though?

:-) Nunya Binnus replies: "Thank you! Batik is a technique where you draw on fabric with melted wax, and then paint over it. Everywhere there is no wax the paint sticks. You can do multiple layers. For instance, on this serpent, the white lines were the first layer. Then I waxed over what I wanted to keep light blue, and painted everything else dark blue, and kept going until it looked how I wanted it to. I definitely recommend trying it if you ever have the opportunity."
9 May 200745 Anonymous
Love the expression, very mischeivous! The colours are fantastic. The medium is very interesting must give it a go when I have time...

:-) Nunya Binnus replies: "Yes! I highly recommend everybody try batik a few times. It’s a very interesting process, and it really helps to loosen you up while working..since you can’t exactly erase what you do. I’ve seen some of the most beautiful pieces come about by accident."
15 Oct 2008:-) H. England
Sounds like batik is a complicated process, but the piece turned out so well! How long does something like this take to finish?

:-) Nunya Binnus replies: "At least a week, though most of that time is how long it takes for the dye/paint to dry between layers. When I was painting/waxing, I usually spent about an hour on each layer."
27 Oct 2008:-) Steven Lee Mull
Now how did you know blue was my favorite color? LOL I love it. Is this a sea wyrven?

:-) Nunya Binnus replies: "I’m not really sure. I could never figure out whether this serpent lives under the sea, or in the heavens. Maybe you can tell me."
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'Celestial Serpent':
 • Created by: :-) Nunya Binnus
 • Copyright: ©Nunya Binnus. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Blue, Dragon, Monster, Sea, Serpent, Snake, Worm, Wurm, Wyrm
 • Categories: Dragons, Drakes, Wyverns, etc, Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters
 • Techniques: Other
 • Submitted: 2006-10-28 02:17:30
 • Views: 3233
 • Resolution: 362x700

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