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Ryuu by Falconsong Ryuu by Falconsong
This is my other largest piece, other than One calm moment/Gryphon. This is Ryuu (Dragon). Hes a fire dragon in flight and his wings, without light shining through them look black, but get light coming through it and theyre actually a gorgeous purple swirl textured glass. Hes got a machine rolled glass red glass that has a texture on it for his body that gives him scales and a fiery yellow glass on his belly, Opalescant glass for the border. As a special treat theres a round bevel nested around the tip of his tail that has the kanji for "Dragon" etched onto it. (kinda hard to see in the picture) I love this guy. Please tell me what y'all think!

Image and design/glass pattern Copyright Heather 'Falconsong' Howard. Please do not copy, alter, reproduce or redistribute under pain of something far worse than death. ^^

Medium: Stained Glass (Copper Foil/ Tiffany method) with acid etched Bevel
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SenatorMars Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
This piece is so reflective of who you are. It's boring, it takes NO chances, and overall you took a rather bland, common design and managed, by using the most boring glass you could find, to make sure it stayed as bland as ever.
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Falconsong Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! It is in fact a reflection of who I am. Dragons are a large part of how I view myself- strong, devoted, dedicated and with wings to help them soar. I'm sorry you feel that using Uruboros, Kokomo, Freemont, and Youghiogheny glass is boring- I use whatever glass is well made and gives the effect I need for the project I'm working on. Given that you use many of these glasses in your work as well, particularly Youghiogheny, maybe you should cease to use them too, since you consider them boring and bland. What glass would you consider using in their place?
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BaKeR02 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013   Photographer
Interesting that SenatorMars is calling your ORIGINAL work bland and boring while HE asks other artists for their work for his stain glass pieces. I GUESS THE REAL CHANCE TAKER IS THE ONE THAT USES OTHER ARTISTS WORK.
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Falconsong Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you for standing up for me, I appreciate it. However, I'm not insulted.  My original work is all my work and he's entitled to find it boring and not to his taste. It won't hurt my feelings. Everyone has their own tastes, and these happen to be mine (and also apparently the tastes of the person who purchased this window).  However, I'm also not insulted because all his windows are traced, not his own design. He's taken the artwork from the game or series and simply traced the image and added the appropriate breaklines to translate that image into stained glass. It doesn't take much skill as an artist or talent to translate a tracing into stained glass. Anyone can do that- the real skill (and for me the challenge and pleasure) comes in designing your own, original work.

Case in point:
Paper Mario - senatormars.deviantart.com/art...
The original image from the game art from Nintendo: sandbox.yoyogames.com/extras/i...

Samus: senatormars.deviantart.com/art...
The original image: s2.zerochan.net/Samus.Aran.ful...

Mega man: senatormars.deviantart.com/art...
The original game art: images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__c...

Halo: senatormars.deviantart.com/art...
Image from the game: images5.fanpop.com/image/photo...

I have little respect for "artists" who don't do their own work, like drawing their own glasswork.  He claims to be "innovative" but by taking the original art and just tracing it for glasswork, it's little more than taking a stained glass pattern from google, building it then calling it "original work." So, if this piece is reflective of who I am as he says, what do his traced designs have to say about him?
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SenatorMars Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Booring, get back to the point, copyright infringement.
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Falconsong Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes, your Iron Man stained glass is copyright infringement. Ryuu is my own design, "boring" as you say it is- made from my own creativity and not someone elses.
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SenatorMars Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
you still can't explain what copyright infringement is. Who holds the copyright? You don't know what you're talking about.
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Falconsong Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
I hold the copyright for my artwork, Ryuu, because I created it. As for your work, Cellophane-S is the copyright holder. He created it and you traced over it to create your stained glass. I'm getting very tired of responding to your rude, petty and childish comments and will no longer respond to this thread and am simply reporting you to DA instead.
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SenatorMars Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
No, he's not the copyright holder, I'll tell you why, and I'll try to explain it like I would to a 5 year old. Cellophane-S created a derivative work based of images of the works of others. That's entirely derivative and that means that he receives NO COPYRIGHT protection. If I though you could understand it I'd tell you to look up the case law. I only asked him if I could use his piece as a reference out of common courtesy, but he has no rights to that image at all. It's not his in the lease. However, when I used his image, as well as others, to create a stained glass window, I created a transformative work. The first of it's kind to ever be done, and because my work was transformative, I hold the copyright for that design. So if you continue to attempt to convince people to have my work taken down and continue to slander my work, that's actionable and I have no problem establishing the I hold the copyright to this pattern for the stained glass window.

Once again, you don't know what you're talking about and you're in over your head.
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MyntKat Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This deviation has been featured in the Glass Week Feature - Fiery Glass. :)
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