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Panther Chameleon by Death-Pony7 Panther Chameleon by Death-Pony7
This is my newest pride and joy! It's an Ambilobe Panther Chameleon. He's by far my favorite sculpture I've made so far!!! It took me two weeks to build this beauty, but it was worth every second. The retractable tongue is my favorite part! I curled his tail around the driftwood branch to provide extra support, which they actually do. The tip of his tail was the most tedious part since there was so little space to work in. There's even a cricket "jumping" off of the stick that's positioned where his tongue stops.
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Panther Chameleon by ~Death-Pony7. A chameleon made of wire, about 20" long and weighing about 10 lbs. The suggester said, "The detailing in the chameleon's body and the structure is just brilliant, and I love the whimsical way it's grabbing the wire cricket in the bottom picture." ( Suggested by shingworks and Featured by Kitten-of-Woe )
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Kalmusha Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Student General Artist
cool
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TheDragonFli Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! So inspiring!
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Death-Pony7 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I have a wearable piece that I'm working on that I think you'll like.
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TheDragonFli Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Goodness, I was so enthralled with your art I realize I forgot to add you to my watch list. Can't wait to see what you come up with next! :)
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Death-Pony7 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's going to be a while before I finish this next project.  I'm experimenting with sealing cicada wings in resin.  There are absolutely no tutorials on how to do this, so it's a lot of trial and error until I get the technique perfect.
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TheDragonFli Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That sounds interesting (and somewhat difficult)! Good luck! Coming up with new stuff is half the fun, even if frustrating. The best stuff can come from doing it all the wrongs ways first. :)
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Death-Pony7 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
I think I finally found a suitable coating!  The resin kept pooling, but polyurethane goes on smooth.  It just takes several coatings.
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TheDragonFli Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh how exciting! I'm glad it's working :) Will we get to see them? (Or at least me, because it's pretty fascinating - I still can't imagine) and PS, I hope you are feeling better!
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Death-Pony7 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'll post photos as soon as I get a good amount of them finished.  
It's going to be a long road to recovery.
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MasterKrypton Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is awesome!
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Death-Pony7 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! It's an oldie, but goodie.
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lovingcuteness Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is gorgeous! ^o^ I absolutely adore this work~ Well done. Much praise to you ♥
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Death-Pony7 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! It's good to see that this old boy is still getting attention. Hopefully I'll be able to make more soon. Chronic back pain hasn't been kind to the sculpting lately.
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rileysun20 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
That is SERIOUSLY cool. I like your use of the different colored beads. :D
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Death-Pony7 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Finding all of those beads was surprisingly easy.
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Thysania Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh wow, so it is weaved wire and beads? How funny that it is walking on a branch like a normal chameleon! Congratulations on your DD! Oh hey, your were suggested by Der-shing too, also cool! I sorta work with her publisher.
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Death-Pony7 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's not really weaved as much as wound. It's hard to explain. Getting the feet on the wood was not the easiest thing to do.
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Thysania Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist
Wound. I see, I see. I used the wrong word there. Very cool.
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Kimantha333 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Beautiful job!!
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Death-Pony7 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Kimantha333 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Welcome!
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Omnifighter1 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for the repeat, my computer has a slow response time on occasion.
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Death-Pony7 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
No prob. Mine can be a bit weird too.
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Omnifighter1 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. Very realistic, for wires.
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Death-Pony7 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I aim for realism.
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Omnifighter1 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. Very realistic, for wires.
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Omnifighter1 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool metal sculpture.

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Death-Pony7 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! This is an oldie. You should see the new ones.
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madspunk Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
this is just soo cool :D
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Death-Pony7 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! He's my pride and joy. Well, one of them.
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Weaselizard Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Very impressive and unique. I just got my first chameleon about a week ago...it has been a long time coming. He is a 2 month old male blue bar ambilobe and probably the coolest creature on the planet haha there will soon be photos of him on here. Is the tongue you've crafted spring loaded??
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Death-Pony7 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
Very cool and a big congrats! Blue bars are one of my favorites. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures.
The tongue is free moving, no springs involved. The next one I make will probably be spring loaded, if I can figure out how to construct a mechanism.
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BloodMoonAngel Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
Wow that is quite the sculpture. The posing is great and you have very good detailing done, love the tongue bit too. +fav!
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Death-Pony7 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks!!! The posing turned out a bit differently than I had planned it, but I actually like one foot off of the stick better than if all four were gripping it. I love the tongue too, definitely one of my better ideas.
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Hyshinara Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008   Digital Artist
awesome :D
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Death-Pony7 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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dfw-boy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
Oh that is so rad!! Fantastic work!!
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Death-Pony7 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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dfw-boy Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
no sweat!! you keep up the great work though, aight?
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Death-Pony7 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
I'm definitely keeping up the work. I'm working on a largemouth bass right now that's almost 3 feet long!
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AngelIs666 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008   Photographer
wow, gorgeous girl :) amazing hair and eyes :D love!
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Death-Pony7 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks!!! This is actually the male coloration. The females are pretty, but less colorful. Um....... lizards don't have hair, HAHAHA!!!
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AngelIs666 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008   Photographer
oh dear
i was commenting on a different photo >_<
somehow deviantart put it here? *confused*

right now is the first time im looking at it *embarassed*

i must say tho, great skill :)

*hates DA for not having a delete button*
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Death-Pony7 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Oh, that's happened to me several times! I hate it! Glitches need to die.

Thanks!
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zakurowolf19 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008   Interface Designer
C'est magnifique! Really beautiful work of art you got there! :D
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Death-Pony7 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I want to make another one in a different pose with more brilliant colors. Basically, it'll look like this;
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zakurowolf19 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008   Interface Designer
Thats awesome! I'll look forward to seeing it! :D
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Death-Pony7 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks!!! I have no certain date on which to expect it, but I will make it eventually. Some of the chameleons they have on that site are out of this world!!!
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i-ssues Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Omg, he's so cute. :aww: <3
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Death-Pony7 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Despite being made of metal and glass, he has a big personality!
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