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1630 -front side by Legiongp 1630 -front side by Legiongp
"1630"
17inches x 28inches
welded steel

In 1630 the Bubonic Plague crept through Venice on the backs of flea carrying rats. To combat this the clergy and doctors of the time wore thick black frock coats treated to be water resistant. They wore leather masks in the shape of crows heads stuffed with dried flowers and herbs. They carried walking sticks to use as batons for moving patients and family members without touching them. They believed that the evil smells were the cause of the illness, and did all they could to ward it away. This is my interpretation of a Plague Doctor, though I was powerfully inspired by the amazing art of Asya Yordanova aka My Name Is Swan, in style and abstraction. This ones for you!
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Given 2010-10-15
1630 -front side by ~Legiongp A fascinating rendition of a plague doctor, Legiongp's depiction is both contemporary and timeless in presentation. Utterly captivating. ( Suggested by Quaisor and Featured by LabyrinthCreations )
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dugbud62 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally cool L. When I saw this I had thoughts medieval. Awesome capture. Have books of period illustrations showing this very outfit style. You must burn some Kilowatt hr.s VVVery impressed.
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks.
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dugbud62 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Much welcome sir. My old man delivered welding supplies. So I've more or less grew up with a strong affinity towards hot metal. Only Welder I have at present is an old Miller 300. Gets it done,everybody calls me primitive pete for using stick. Beats brazing everything.Peace
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stardust30 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
awesome!
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:iconlegiongp:
Legiongp Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like him : )
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Wolfynsong Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Reminds me a great deal of Philip Jackson's work.
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Lyraenos Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Amazing Piece! :)
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gen07abs Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Too cool. Great piece.
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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kidchocolate Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
good one
really nice to see other welders
check my page also
[link]
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:iconlegiongp:
Legiongp Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks
its nice to see other welders who don't just make stuff that looks like a drunk fabricator just discovered primary colors.
nice work
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bashful Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
this is great! really beautiful work! :love:
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
glad you like it : )
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Acieldama Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful...haunting...pervading.
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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congealedmeat Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Very cool and original!
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:iconlegiongp:
Legiongp Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like him.
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David-Hark Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
looks cool! :D
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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David-Hark Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
kind of looks like something from a Tim Burton movie! :D
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:iconlegiongp:
Legiongp Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I can surely see that. Thank you!
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ChrisFusco Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Simply stunning.
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:iconlegiongp:
Legiongp Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, He's one of my favorites :)
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IulianB Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Texture and details are amazing! And the description makes it seem so real!
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:iconlegiongp:
Legiongp Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconzinarc:
Zinarc Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist
:noes: I want one.
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
There is only one, and its for sale.
$1630.00, plus shipping.
Glad you like it : )
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Nuitnoir Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Student Writer
This is amazing. Purely amazing.
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I am glad you like it. Thanks.
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vamp-kitty-meow Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is awesome!!! Such a great job!
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much!
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atomiccatz Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
:iconthinkingplz:Strange...Very strange.
A very compelling piece. The way that it's interpeting the plaque is very thought through. :nod:
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I do my best : )
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sielre Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
wow :wow:
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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agaillard Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
really nice shapes on this, nice movements too
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you. its all about composition.
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goth-of-whoville Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
This is a beautiful sculpture indeed. I would totally love to draw this figure as the abstract style is somewhat similar to my own. ^^
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. You should check out MyNameIsSwan.
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goth-of-whoville Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Do u have a link? Because I can't find them through the search.
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't think I do. My only other site is gageprentiss.com. I will be redoing it shortly.
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krash Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
wow nicely done, must look impressive in person.
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. He does have a presence.
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krash Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
Saw your website, insanely beautiful and talented pieces you have, very few people have your ability to turn cold steel into something alive and flowing.
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
It means a lot to hear that. Thanks.
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krash Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
I have to ask, do you sell any of your work? Not that I could afford it I am sure, quality artwork, especially great work like yours that takes skill, talent and time is not cheap for a reason.
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I have sold a handful of commissions, but I have yet to sell any of "my own" work. Every year I bring the prices down, but there are no takers. But yes, everything I make is for sale.
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krash Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
You should post some pricing on your website, unless I missed it
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
No, you didn't miss it. I am kinda bad at computer stuff, and keeping on top of it. Too much time in my shop, not enough on the machine. I will post it up there somewhere. Thanks!
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ArcanumTwilight Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
Very beautifully dark. It is a truly an amazing piece. I cannt find any other words in my vocabulary to describe how epic it is. I stand in awe.
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