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Orangutan by SeanAvery Orangutan by SeanAvery
Hey everyone, I'm back and making apes! Ha ha. Just got home from Europe and I'm back in business, starting with this happy little orangutan sculpture.

Looking forward to a kick-ass new year! 2013 is going to be great.

DVD shards (over 30 DVDs used)
Wire mesh frame
Hot glue
Chrome paint
1 week work time

I use kitchen scissors to cut the shapes I need out of the CDs, then arrange each shard by colour and size. I then hot glue those shards one-by-one to a wire mesh frame to create a natural fur pattern. They usually take a week to make, maybe longer depending on how motivated I am to get them done!
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Daily Deviation

Given 2014-02-26
A wonderfully inventive method of sculpture work with no short amount of patient, planning and skill really helps to demonstrate the variety that can in achieved with sculpture. Orangutan by SeanAvery ( Featured by The-Build )
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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SeanAvery Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)

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Chocolate-kitten5 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
this is really terrifying and i can't exactly say why
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha ha, lots of people think the same thing for some reason... :)
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bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional
so very cool
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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RaylaOpal Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Lol! This really scares me. O.O
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha! Sorry I scared you! :)
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RaylaOpal Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student General Artist
xD Worth it though!
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GraveYardCannibal Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Does it hurt to pick them up?
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not at all! It would only hurt if you ate it. :)
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GraveYardCannibal Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well, I'll definitely keep that in mind, it did look pretty tasty
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PurpleChaos Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
I was wondering the same thing- it's so cute i want to hug it.
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TruthisTruth Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation! :clap:
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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TruthisTruth Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
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Myrcury-Art Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
*can't stop staring* This is unbelievable!! O_O Amazing work! And it's adorable too. I bet these glimmer in the sunlight like nothin else! :love: Seriously fantastic work - congrats on a VERY well deserved DD! :D
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SeanAvery Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so glad you like it! They do reflect light really well. Thanks so much for the kind words!
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EverlastingFreedom Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
This is so so cute!
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SeanAvery Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is really interesting and unique!
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SeanAvery Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :party:
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SeanAvery Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have a nice day too! Thanks so much. 
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :rose:
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mea00 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work! Congrats on the DD
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014   Traditional Artist
really lovely! congratulations!
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SeanAvery Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
no trouble
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Im-Sabbo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Wow; at first I thought it was a painting.
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SeanAvery Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really? Wow, I wish I could paint like that!
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Im-Sabbo Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Yep.

Well... I mean excluding the bananas. Those were what made me take a closer look and see the real craftsmanship in this. =P

(I wish I could too. ;__; )
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cybergranny Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work! Love it
And apes are one of my fave animals :D

Lots of work for cutting all the dvds!

I will link your works to a friend who use cds/dvs too (but in paintings) I'm sure he will like them.
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SeanAvery Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'd love to see your friend's work!
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cybergranny Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
www.yowolter.com/peintures.htm

You have some of his paintings with cds in mixed and portraits section
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psion005 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely amazing :wow: ... very creative :highfive:

Me--->:alien:
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SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Jim-Zombie Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good to see more of your fantastic creations. Featured at Aus-Art [link]
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SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's so awesome, I'm honoured.
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesomely done.
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SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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quoctruong Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Woah! Superb work. :D
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SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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IndividualityA Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Aw, this is precious!! I love the colors :D
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SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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womanwelder Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Never would I have thought Europe would inspire apes. But I have never been sooooo.
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SeanAvery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha ha, I guess it did!
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CraftyFlareon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, never would have thought the fur was made of cd's
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