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"Bronze Griffin" by Annette M. Burke

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I spent a lot of time making the wax version of this sculpture, about 8-12 hours. Preparing for casting on this was complicated because of the feathers on the wing. They are rather thin for the bronze casting that we did (this sculpture is less than 2.5 inches tall, 8 inches across and 6 inches long). I used a patina to turn the bronze black and then took some away to give it highlights of bronze showing through. It looked good all black too. I couldn't decide if I wanted to take it back and make it all black again, but I decided to leave it like it is.

11 Oct 2004:-) Penelope Weaver
Do you sell these? You should-this one's fantastic. I'd definetly pay good money for one!

:-) Annette M. Burke replies: "I don't have access to what I need to do more pieces like this, so I can't do more at this time. If I did, I would probably sell them."
12 Oct 200445 Birdgirl7_11 (Kim)
Holy crud! (that's incredible)

:-) Annette M. Burke replies: "Thank You, I worked hard on it."
11 Nov 200445 Grime Fightin' Loretta
I really like both the statue and how you combined the various angled pictures of it. All of the details are awsome. Just thought I'd leave yah a comment after all this time I've enjoyed looking at your wonderful pictures.

1 Annette M. Burke replies: "Hey look!! You left a comment! I'm so proud of you. Heh heh heh. Well you know, I used to have that one angle up, but I decided it would be better to show more of it, so I had fun and did this. "
2 Jan 200545 Paulean C. Haze
Very good, very good.
Seems very proportionate to the style.

:-) Annette M. Burke replies: "Thank you. I felt kind of limited when I did it, lots of time constraints, so it ended up like this. "
5 Feb 2005:-) Doris 'Riana' Lettmann
That´s the first bronze figure I have seen here on elfwood, and it looks very professional! Maybe it was a good decision not to leave it black at all because the highlights enhance all the details very well -at least on the photo. And half patinated as it ´s now the griffin looks more like a very old statue. Keep on doing such neat work! 12
6 Jun 200545 Ashley
You made that?!?!?!

1 Annette M. Burke replies: "Yes, that's why it can be here on Elfwood."
8 Mar 200745 Elf
Love it!
It`s beautiful!
I love the wings most of all, they look very alive!
9 Sep 2007:-) Lily Frostfang Elsweyr
Amazing work! I've tried working with bronze but its too hard. Whats you secret? Tell me pleease? *puppy eyes*
2 Sep 2008:-) Jennifer M Rude
I can’t imagine how many hours you spent on this. The detail is incredible.
13 Dec 2008:-) Heidi Hecht
I’m glad you didn’t make it all black. It looks awesome the way it is. I’d seriously consider buying one if I ever saw it in a store...or on Ebay. 12
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'Bronze Griffin':
 • Created by: :-) Annette M. Burke
 • Copyright: ©Annette M. Burke. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Bronze, Griffin, Griffon, Gryphon, Metal, Patina, Sculpture
 • Categories: Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters
 • Techniques: Sculpture, Clay, Pottery, etc
 • Submitted: 2004-10-22 05:56:13
 • Views: 814
 • Resolution: 700x467

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