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(Daily Mail)   Chinese man enters Guinness Book of World Records for working his wood for four years   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 35
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2013-11-20 12:55:29 AM
This was the detail that really got me:

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Those rigging lines? Carved in wood with the equal thickness? Holy sh*t!

Everything else is amazing, but that is simply masterful.
 
2013-11-20 01:29:24 AM
As someone who has done more than a little carving, I'm calling that officially supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Holy crapanola. Jesus chalupa.

/brb picking up mind pieces
 
2013-11-20 03:30:48 AM
I'd buy that and put it in my master sh***er. Give me something to look at while I go.
 
2013-11-20 03:36:52 AM

pedobearapproved: I'd buy that and put it in my master sh***er. Give me something to look at while I go.


Unlike a simple magazine or newspaper, you'd have enough to look at to last you a good few dozen shiats at least.
 
2013-11-20 03:38:02 AM
Does anybody know what kind of wood that is? The grain and color are unlike anything I've ever seen and I'd like to have a chair or a salad bowl even made from it.
 
2013-11-20 03:38:37 AM
聖他媽的 is what google translate said for "Holy fark!"
 
2013-11-20 03:43:03 AM

Sid_6.7: This was the detail that really got me:

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x563]

Those rigging lines? Carved in wood with the equal thickness? Holy sh*t!

Everything else is amazing, but that is simply masterful.


Seriously. It's amazing that it's all a single piece of wood that was carved, rather than using the big piece as a setting and gluing in things like the individually carved boat, people, buildings, trees, etc.
 
2013-11-20 03:47:05 AM
I think it's been Woodshopped.
 
2013-11-20 03:50:16 AM
I love that you can see the grain and color of the wood going through the various figures.
 
2013-11-20 03:53:17 AM
I've had the pleasure of seeing a lot of wonder and beauty in my admittedly short life so far, but this is one of the most incredible feats of human art I've ever been fortunate enough to see (online).

I hope I can make a trip to see this firsthand one day, before I shuffle off. Fan farking tastic.
 
2013-11-20 04:08:28 AM
Aren't you supposed to see a physician if you have wood for more than 4 years?
 
2013-11-20 04:18:08 AM
*puts down whittling knife, sobs*
 
2013-11-20 04:26:18 AM

Shrink: Aren't you supposed to see a physician if you have wood for more than 4 years?


Only if she's really hot.
 
2013-11-20 04:34:46 AM
teachartwiki.wikispaces.com
Here's the painting. You're welcome.
 
2013-11-20 04:38:23 AM

Sid_6.7: Holy sh*t!


Pretty much my response several times seeing this.
 
2013-11-20 04:49:17 AM

spawn73: [teachartwiki.wikispaces.com image 850x36]
Here's the painting. You're welcome.


Seriously though:  Here's two scrollable versions of the painting:

Along the River During the Qingming Festival  (Wikipedia article)
 
2013-11-20 05:55:09 AM
Ho Lee Fark!!!
 
2013-11-20 06:14:58 AM
The record for most darts caught by one hand in one minute and most upright bottles walked across were, oddly, broken at the same time and by the same person.


Show-off
 
2013-11-20 06:29:56 AM
This is an impressive display of talent, not so much for other records.

For instance, if you're doing a long-duration record you are allotted breaks. That's BS.
 
2013-11-20 07:43:48 AM

Sid_6.7: ...

Those rigging lines? Carved in wood with the equal thickness? Holy sh*t!

Everything else is amazing, but that is simply masterful.


Ah! Those shrouds and stays are WAY too thick.
 
2013-11-20 07:56:55 AM
Wow, just wow.
Why the hell can't artistic talent be spread a little more evenly. I'm insanely jealous of those that can create something from their imagination.
I can think up ideas, but my hands are too stupid to actually create it.
 
2013-11-20 08:22:10 AM
anyone else thought the headline meant something naughtier?
 
2013-11-20 08:36:35 AM
Yeah that is an impressive show of talent.
 
2013-11-20 09:02:37 AM
Even Master Li, who has a slight flaw in his character, would be impressed. Number Ten Ox would just be hungry again.
 
2013-11-20 10:27:06 AM
You're doing it wong perfect.
 
2013-11-20 10:40:53 AM
A-freaking-mazing.
 
2013-11-20 11:06:23 AM
I wonder what noise his tiny chisel made as he hammered it?
 
2013-11-20 12:27:51 PM
I actually have a lacquered wood carving of part of this hanging in my living room. It was made about 100 or so years ago.

Of the several pieces of Asian art I own, that one is my favorite.

img.fark.net
 
2013-11-20 12:27:51 PM
I've seen this type of work before, but nothing as extensive, and am always impressed by the amount of detail that goes into carving the tiny figures, landscapes, homes and vehicles.

It's a fascinating art form requiring a major skill and patience. I've never seen anything similar done by Americans or Europeans. Just the Chinese. (Well, yeah, similar but never as in excruciating detail.)

Check out The Queens Doll House in Great Britain -- though it has no people or animals and was done by an assortment of craftsmen over the ages.
 
2013-11-20 12:35:53 PM

khyberkitsune: I actually have a lacquered wood carving of part of this hanging in my living room. It was made about 100 or so years ago.

Of the several pieces of Asian art I own, that one is my favorite.

[img.fark.net image 850x637]


That's cool :)
 
2013-11-20 01:14:17 PM

tuxytux: anyone else thought the headline meant something naughtier?


You mean like flogging the dolphin?
 
2013-11-20 01:55:58 PM
Thanks to the headline and Daily Mail, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect after clicking...

That is awesome. As in, it fills me with awe at the skill and patience it must have taken to do that.
 
2013-11-20 02:04:06 PM

Rik01: I've seen this type of work before, but nothing as extensive, and am always impressed by the amount of detail that goes into carving the tiny figures, landscapes, homes and vehicles.

It's a fascinating art form requiring a major skill and patience. I've never seen anything similar done by Americans or Europeans. Just the Chinese. (Well, yeah, similar but never as in excruciating detail.)

Check out The Queens Doll House in Great Britain -- though it has no people or animals and was done by an assortment of craftsmen over the ages.


If you're ever in Oslo Norway you must go to the viking ship museum. The amount of carving they did in even ordinary items is amazing.
 
2013-11-20 02:06:01 PM

AbiNormal: The amount of carving they did in even ordinary items is amazing.


Winters were long...
 
2013-11-20 06:16:00 PM
Man, I would love to be able to see that. Hell, I'd love to own it but imagine having to dust it!

/also, works of art like that should be in places where everyone can see them.
 
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