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Basilisk - Encaustic Waxart by Villa-Chinchilla Basilisk - Encaustic Waxart by Villa-Chinchilla
At Sundown in a Desert on a foreign Planet a Basilisk StoneBird is awakening killing his poor pray - a little Lizard with just one stern look from his petrifying Eyes :sprint:

The colors I use to create this pic are wax-colors [link]

Encaustic is a special wax-art technique. I melt colored waxblocks and apply the molten and hot allmost liquid wax onto a special sealed paper card by using a small lithe iron. While ironing, the colors blend and create totally new shades and tones. With the sole, the tip or the rim of the hot iron I’m able to create all kinds of different patterns and designs.

With enough experience one may even iron fine details such as plants, buildings, animals... onto the card. By scraping away hardened access wax later on, outlines can be created and highlights.

The only drawback but at the same time the best challenge and most fun in working with molten wax is, that everything is being created the very instant straight from the heart and soul.

No scetch, lineart... or any beforehand layout can be made.... and of course there’s no way to undo any mistakes without destroying the whole picture or design entirely.

You could say, that with this technique the depest emotions and thoughts of the artist at that very moment are being banned onto paper. Allmost like a snapshot of the subconscious ;)
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AzizNatour Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
thats nice
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ika-siyam Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
the like the patterns on its head...
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Villa-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconurhappyplz:Thank you!
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Aloria Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, cool!
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Villa-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconredbullglompplz: :iconthankyouplz1: :iconredbullglompplz:
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Aloria Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: ^^
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AshuraG Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ich seh unten ein Camälion...wie süß XD
Basilisken sind doch sonst so groß..der muss noch klein sein...*kicher*
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Villa-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcutestkittyplz: DANKE SCHÖÖÖN :iconcutestkittyplz:
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aragornsgirl333 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool again! I need to put up the ones I did yesterday.
Also, you could think about getting a stylus tool. It makes adding some of the detailed stuff that bit easier!
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Villa-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:blowkiss: THANK YOU :blowkiss:

Oh this stylus thing... I tried it all right... ^^;
But frankly it only makes more smudges in my hands :giggle:
I found out that I can do much much better details with the iron alone :w00t:
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