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Nail Gandhi by sana24 Nail Gandhi by sana24
Those are all nails.. 30" x 36"....
Behold my masterpiece Nail Gandhi! This is a giant sculpture I made by hammering nails to a large board... All those dots are nails O.O (extreme stippling....) This took about 6 months and was very painful and frustrating. but it looks amazing in the end :)

sadly this is the only picture I have of this piece :(
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Ruwich Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! This must have been hard to do! Great work!
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sana24 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks! :) and it was pretty difficult..
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psyAlera Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, that's amazing! Great work on it, this technique seems very interesting!
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sana24 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks :)
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reid910 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW, this is absolutely breathtaking!:D
Where did you build this?
Did you draw/map it out first, or was it "Freehand"?
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sana24 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you :) I made this for my art class during my senior year. I printed out a photo I created of Gandhi over the summer, blew it up in photoshop and printed out squares for reference as where to put the nails
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Yitzin Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a very interesting medium to work with! I might understand how painful it can be to hammer some of those, especially the ones that are very close together, but a great result nonetheless considering its limits
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sana24 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks :) and working with the hammer at some points was very difficult
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JollyGolightly Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing likeness! Before I even saw the title I knew it had to be Gandhi!
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sana24 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks! :D
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Theanimalparade Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, unique and awesome!
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sana24 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you :)
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After--Life Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
6 months?

This type of effort deserves more views than those famous people that spend like 3 hours doodling something and get 1000 views in a day or whatever.

GOOD WORK! Faved.
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sana24 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you, it means so much to me that you said that :)
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After--Life Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very very absolutely wonderfully welcome! ;)
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TheElvishDevil Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I love this :heart: The way you have taken the photograph with the shadows of the nails works really well. The only thing I would suggest is cropping the photograph now so you can't see the bits behind it.
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sana24 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! :) and I online keep the background to give the viewer a sense of how big it is
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N0XI0US--GLiTCH Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg a half year? DAAAAMN.
The result came out nice, though; looks great from a far away distance.... = u =
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sana24 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you :)
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Grishhak Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just out of interest: How much does this wight??:D

I like this way of sculpture,I'm just thinking that maybe it would be a bit clearer with nails deeper in the wood at some places (eyes)? :)
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sana24 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
It looks better with a head on view, unfortunately this is the only picture I have of it currently.. and it's not too heavy, maybe 20-30lbs? It's light enough that a wimpy teenage girl can lift it :D
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Bluejotain Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Really good idea
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sana24 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you :)
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PonderHope Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh my! That's incredible! :D That's some incredible stuff. I'm not much of a sculptor, but this is pretty creative. Did you use some sort of reference photo? Terrific piece. :3
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sana24 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! This is actually based off a stippled piece of Ghandi I did, I then blew up the photo and used that as a guide to hit the nails
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merrak Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist
That's pretty cool :thumbsup:

I couldn't imagine trying to hammer in that many nails straight, and without bending the ones already in place :omg:
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sana24 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you :)

I was ready to kill someone by the end of this project. Sometimes I'd hit my finger with the hammer then I'd start bashing it with with the hammer, other times I felt guilty putting nails in Gandhi's face...
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