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EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
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Raveneye by DonSimpson Raveneye by DonSimpson
Pendant made from a totally black ebony slab, carved, and with a high quality taxidermist's wolf eye inserted from the back and held in place with a layer of walnut wood. The eye is free to move _very_ slightly.

Photo by Melissa Mork, known here as ~Falco-sparverius.
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Given 2008-05-12
Raveneye by *DonSimpson is a handmade unique ebony pendant. The depth and flow of the carving is beautiful and eye makes this piece of jewlery a little creepy and interessting. ( Suggested by enricap and Featured by Myana )
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Midnightpintowolf Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful!
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Hoydadi Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i would buy this :la:
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Huge numbers of people would. One did. If I only had a matter duplicator.... :D
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soupcan13 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
holy cow thats awesome.....i have been contemplating carving an eye into bone but have shyed away from it....i think you just gave me some much needed inspiration!
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Excellent. I'll be watching. :)
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QuillBoundtoMetalEye Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Sick . Now thats is so freaking resplendent of the shear shivers in those eyes .
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Aesra Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Student General Artist
This is a stunning piece, it caught my eye the moment I saw it!
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Thank you. It tends to have that effect. :)
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Aesra Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Student General Artist
You're welcome :D
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pauladaruk Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Amazing!
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Thank you. :)
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Belariel Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
The person this pendant belongs to is a lucky one indeed.
It's perfect in a way only one-of-a-kind items are, and I adore it.

Hah, in all honesty when I saw your ID, I thought you were my favourite writer, sir Terry Pratchett! Silly me.

Wishing you lots of inspiration!
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Thank you. I spoke to the owner recently. She says she is getting a plasma cutter for her metal work. I have some (perhaps all) of her PMC art (which I got in exchange for Raveneye), and I've seen a work by her in progress that is amazing... :)

All us old guys with beards and hats look a lot alike. :D

And thank you again....
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Professional
Yay!
Congrats Don.
Beautiful piece as usual...
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jazzknh Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
One of the most startlingly beautiful pieces of adornment I have ever seen.
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Thank you. :) I think so, too. Plus, it's been faved over 400 times (as of 8 July 2010)....
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MyMomSaysImCool Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Student General Artist
I know this isn't a stock, but I was so breath taken by this pendant that I wanted to try to make a pair of pants that match it. They can be found here: [link]
I haven't actually physically made them and will not make any profit off of them at any point. If you object to them in any way shape or form I will remove this deviation from my gallery, no questions asked.
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
I gather you plan to hand-make this, and it will be just one pair, and you're giving credit. I have no objections, and would like to see the result. Have fun. :)
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MyMomSaysImCool Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Student General Artist
I am hand making it, thanks for your blessing. It will only be one pair, yes. They won't be done until later in the summer (I don't have time because of University :(
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Well, do post the final result. :)
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MyMomSaysImCool Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Student General Artist
I will. I'll be sure to let you know when it is up and posted.
Thanks again.
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Mikestoner221 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ok I take it back THIS is by far one of the coolest things Ive ever seen LOL I am very much enjoying your work....Thanks for shareing it!
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
Thank you again. :)

This is the most favorited piece I've shown here. I think it's one of my best.
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Raptor85 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic! i really love this!
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
It's my most favorited item.... :)
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
Unbelievably elegant.
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
Thank you. :)
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eeriebus Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
That is really breathtaking.

Is this piece for sale? If so, how much?

I know that art from an experienced hand can cost a few pretty pennies, and that a -really- exquisite piece the artist may not ever want to part with.
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
Thank you. This piece was long ago traded to another artist. Any available items should be in the Unsold Items folder in my gallery.
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alfrank2000 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
I compliment you sir, on your vision (no pun). I look at some of your more organic creations and wish that I had created them myself.
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
Thank you. :)
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npokonu Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
nice job !
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ognisperanza Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
Wow... You do glorious work!
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
Thank you.
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NatashaVi Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
Think you could ever do another one similar to this?
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
Maybe. It depends on how "similar" is defined. This was made from a particulrly nice eye, and an excellent piece of wood, and I'd have to hunt down the materials. but I think you probably want something that looks as good as this does, and that depands on very subtile things that sometimes work out and sometimes don't, so there could be no guarantee. I do wish, sometimes, that I had a matter duplicator,
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NatashaVi Featured By Owner May 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
I understand. I wouldnt want to put you out with possible fruitless actions, you know?
I suppose if it happens to happen, then so be it!
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
If I do make something like that, I'll post it in my gallery here.
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NatashaVi Featured By Owner May 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
=)
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Cameron-Schuyler Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
So insanely DOPE.
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kryz-flavored Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
[man, i could have sworn it was a bookmark from the thumbnail]
you carved this?!...that is insane! gorgeous!!!
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Yeah, from the straight-on shot, it's not obvious how thick it is (about 3/8 inch). Yes, I carved it; glad you like it. :)
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cbards Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Awesome work. Good composition and choice of colours on the pendant. I imagine if you were wearing something like this late at night it might be rather alarming though. :laughing:
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Well, not for me.... :)
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jamberry Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
It's a really awesome, dynamic piece. Congrats! :)
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scar19 Featured By Owner May 12, 2008   Digital Artist
Wow! How cool! I absolutely love the idea of using a taxidermist's eye! It's so original!

I just used a bunch of exclamation marks...!
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
It seemed appropriate, anyway.... :)
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Superdemon-Inuyasha Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*o* Ooo very nice 8D great job on this!
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goobster013 Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
absolutely gorgeous!
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Feybles Featured By Owner May 12, 2008   Artisan Crafter
how truly eye-catching. (no pun intended)

Wonderful work!!
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