Toad on Lotusleaf by Cornel Schneider

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Toad on Lotusleaf by Cornel Schneider

Postby Ford » Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:48 am

I've been a bit slow in getting this shown here but Cornel completed this amazing piece a couple of weeks ago. As expected he continues to amaze with his staggering devotion to realism. :clap: :clap: :clap:

“ Toad on Lotusleaf “.

All is carved out from one piece of box, each dewdrop is

turned and polished on the lathe. The case is also turned from

a piece of acrylglass, the waves are carved and polished.

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Re: Toad on Lotusleaf by Cornel Schneider

Postby Simon F » Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:36 am

As always, staggering reality! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Toad on Lotusleaf by Cornel Schneider

Postby Karl Wunderlich » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:15 am

Besides the mind-boggling realism, I like the use of acrylic.
Its treated like a precious material. Image
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Re: Toad on Lotusleaf by Cornel Schneider

Postby Daniel Q » Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:43 am

Incredible! I have never seen a toad rendered this well.. Such an inspiration.
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Re: Toad on Lotusleaf by Cornel Schneider

Postby Clive » Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:53 am

Marvelous realism. Love the droplets.. Great job Cornel :clap: :clap:
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Re: Toad on Lotusleaf by Cornel Schneider

Postby Wayne T » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:16 pm

Fantastic work Cornel :clap: :clap:
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Re: Toad on Lotusleaf by Cornel Schneider

Postby Sage » Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:47 pm

Stunning! Thanks for sharing it!
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Re: Toad on Lotusleaf by Cornel Schneider

Postby Cornel » Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:12 am

Thank You all for your very motivating
comments, I am very delighted :):):)

This is the real doping for further adventures in this direction !

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Re: Toad on Lotusleaf by Cornel Schneider

Postby Doug Sanders » Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:51 pm

I really like the success you've had conveying the weight of the toad on the floating leaf.

What's the overall size...the diameter of the case?
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Re: Toad on Lotusleaf by Cornel Schneider

Postby Debbie K » Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:19 pm

Cornel:

Absolutely beautiful. I don't usually like dewdrops, and I realized after looking at this piece, it was because they are usually not well rendered. In this piece, they really work, and really work well. I love the way the toad's weight is pressing down the lotus leaf, and the look of the acrylic water under them. Every piece you do is more extraordinary than the last.

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Re: Toad on Lotusleaf by Cornel Schneider

Postby Cornel » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:39 am

Debbie:

Warmest Thank for your compliment :) The dewdrops were the
ignition to this composition. There are so many exciting examples
what wonderful pictures dewdrops can create......an early-morning
spiderweb with thousands of small waterpearls, at example.
That would be a really challenge to create.........

Doug:

I am delighted to read from You, also Thank You for your comment :)
The diameter of the leaf is 90mm, lenght of toad is 46mm and the
diameter of the acryl-case is 128mm.

I wish You both a very creative time !!!

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Re: Toad on Lotusleaf by Cornel Schneider

Postby David Brunetta » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:59 pm

Cornel,

Your work is extraordinary! I ran across one of your pieces many years ago, and was jaw-dropping amazed then, and I am even more amazed now.

What an inspiration it is, and something for me to aim for in my own works - but likely fall far short of and still greatly improve what I am currently doing now.

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Re: Toad on Lotusleaf by Cornel Schneider

Postby Doug Sanders » Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:14 pm

Cornel-
by coincidence I came across this guy online. Thought you might enjoy it.
He seems to have some similarity

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Re: Toad on Lotusleaf by Cornel Schneider

Postby Christophe » Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:05 am

Hi Cornel,

Mind blowing realism, amazing work. Thank's for sharing such a beautiful
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PS: Ford, so cool you took time (which is precious) to put this here
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Re: Toad on Lotusleaf by Cornel Schneider

Postby Ford » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:16 am

Hey Christophe,

I glad you appreciate the work :biggrin: I try to help out where it's needed and old Cornel is a bit of a technophobe but it's important his work is seen as it inspires people. ;) and if this forum becomes a platform to promotes great work and art then we all benefit. :cloud9:
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