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Ostrich by livesteel Ostrich by livesteel
This piece represents a full grown male ostrich, all nine feet of him. It is composed of hundreds of individually shaped pieces of steel welded together to form the bird.
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BlackEvilSkull666 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Damn, you have a lot of talent! This is really cool, and it is life sized! The designs on the steel are also very beautiful A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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livesteel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
thanks!
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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
you've been featured here: [link]

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livesteel Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Many thanks for including my work in this great feature!
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Panda-sheep Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
That is awesome! =D I love how you portray the feathers using the metal. And all of those little gecko cut outs in it give the piece more feeling if you look at if from farther back.
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livesteel Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
You are very perceptive. thanks for the comments.
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Panda-sheep Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
thanks. =) No problem.
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Osa-Art-Farm Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
Great. That neck and head are amazingly realisticaly shaped.
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Autumn-Moonlight Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2006
Brilliant!!!!!!!!!
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feigenbaum Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
I love all of your sculpture animals, so detailed and they really capture their characteristics very well.
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Aartsee1 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
I love this guy! The "fluff" and long neck are terrific!
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nickyflamingo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2005   Traditional Artist
his head especially strikes me as being so *OSTRICH* in nature. He's fantastic ^_^
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pdRydia Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2005
(Now let's see the ostrich do its mating dance. Tee hee...dancing ostriches. : D)

Any particular reason for the lizard cut-outs? They look rather spiff, but I'm curious as to what inspired that idea. :)

Recently asked another metal-worker on DA how long it had taken him to work on a piece he had done, and he replied that he always answered that sort of question with his age at the time. :
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livesteel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2005
I've given the same reply, my age, as it's taken the sum of my experience to make a piece and not merely the hours spent at constructing it. Thanks for the comments.
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pdRydia Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2005
I figured you had. From talking with Ether-ashe, metal-working truly sounds like a heart-and-soul effort. I can only imagine the satisfaction of completing a work of art in such a demanding medium. It almost makes me jealous. ;
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livesteel Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2004
It took 40 years to be honest.
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electric-kangaroo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004
WOW love all the detail! My favorite part though is how you took advantage of the rust to break up the color!


mig or arch?
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livesteel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004
Thanks for the positive feedback. It's all mig, along with alot of sweat!
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electric-kangaroo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004
I bet! lol I am afraid to ask how long it took.........
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Retheon Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2004
Fantastic.

I love the images of other ceratures in the metal.
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InsanePenguin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2004
Again, absolutley fantastic! I can't believe how well you can sculpt the metal, it looks so natural!
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