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Mounted Fish by mtomsky Mounted Fish by mtomsky
Layered, laser cut, plywood illustration. Inspired by my friends father who recently passed away, he loved fishing and mounted his own fish.

Approximate size is 580mm by 260mm and 20mm depth.

This is available to by on Etsy here [link] as well as most of my other laser cut pieces.

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I am thoroughly impressed with all the pieces in this gallery, but I stopped on this one as a common feature throughout really caught my eye on this piece.

This piece has a dark, saddening tone to it, not only brought on by the darker wood stains used, but in the expression on the fish's face as it's snagged by the hook. The skeletal structure is a definitively morbid reminder or the mortality of all living creatures. Perhaps the saddest part - and my favorite element - is the cute illustration style in the fish's face. One likes to think of cute little creatures as being eternal in a way, but no one likes to think of cute little creatures dying or otherwise being harmed. So there's definitely a certain heart string being tugged at in this piece.

Method-wise, the usage of a laser cutter throughout the gallery (like this piece) brings a fresh, modern take on wood working. I've always thought traditionally carved wood reliefs and mignets were interestings, but the layers approach to this makes it so much more interactive to the viewer. As a viewer, the layers make me want to look at it closer, to follow certain lines and see if my eyes call out new details as I dig deeper into the piece. The possibilities for hidden features in this method are endless, and the reductive color scheme just makes that interactivity more enjoyable.
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ionselat Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
This artwork is great, the depth from all the underlying layers with the shading is superb!  I must attempt one of these if I ever get around to buying a scroll saw!
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josegoncalo Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool!
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perforator2012 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
amazing work!
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cristallane Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
thats so awesome i wish i had the talent to do stuff like that ... :3 you have a cool talent
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mnshortdraw Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
I just bumped into your work, outstanding depth!  Really a cool piece.
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azridjokoloro Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's amazing man!
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feldrand Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:faint:
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KillerRu Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Photographer
Sometimes I just wish I was rich... To buy incredible art like yours :(
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:iconmtomsky:
mtomsky Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks but it's not so expensive ;)
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:iconkillerru:
KillerRu Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student Photographer
No offcourse not for the amount of work you put in it that's rather cheap, but I don't really have 430€ in my pocket just for a piece of art... There's bills that need to be payed...
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:iconmtomsky:
mtomsky Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Artist
Dont worry about it, I know the feeling.
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:iconkillerru:
KillerRu Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student Photographer
Héhéh :D Everyone... Except for the rich among us... Well if I ever win the lottery or get a huge raise I'll be sure to buy one or two of your pieces! So keep it up :D
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SerioKilla Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013

These things are incredible.

 

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:iconbabsologie:
babsologie Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional
i really like your style!
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Ziggy-FoxCat Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Say hello to my new favoriting spree. :la:
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SoulCanvas Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Absolutely amazing!
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Steambigbear Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
That's cool.
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MarthaCrimson Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Ooooh! So cool!
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GoGo-Ghosty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student General Artist
I really love the intricate way the layers overlap~♥
Nicely done!
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draboonah Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
wow! just wow.. Amazing... this is art!
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:iconmtomsky:
mtomsky Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjcciccio:
jcciccio Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing!!!
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SparrowWrightheart Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The little worms are so cute. XD This is great.
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing!
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The-Rasmus-Raven Featured By Owner May 12, 2013   General Artist
I love how detailed is ^^
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PTR-Trick Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty cool man. Love the stacked layers of detail that together form a complete piece. Great work!
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MillaChaney Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student
Wow, amazing
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Roskvape Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hahaha! The little worm(s) peeking out are too cute!
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TheCures Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
kewl
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Samhues Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Frustratingly lust-worthy!
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:iconmtomsky:
mtomsky Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Artist
thanks... I think
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:iconlordcorvell:
LordCorvell Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Very cool, I haven't seen many things like this.
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blake4squids Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student General Artist
SO AWESOME!
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful. Very nice style. Congratulations.
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DayDreamOrNightmare Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great design. Intricacy reminds me of the gears for a pocket-watch. Looks good.:sun::skull:
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sourisdesbois Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's stunning!
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Labyrinther Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist
Wonderful! Looks great!
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WoodleyDo Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow what a great tribute
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DreadPirateBri Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student General Artist
inspiring!
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caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
very awesome :O!
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alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Amazing!
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namtar57 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
That is beautiful
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Pinseltierchen Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013   General Artist
wow, amazing!
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MelanieCrow Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I would definitely have this mounted on my wall
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synthetic-syn Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
this is amazing! love the detail!
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Skelly-Bone Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
How do I suggest this for a DD? :u xD
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mtomsky Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Artist
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Skelly-Bone Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
:D
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MADARTISTJOC Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
WAY TOO COOL!! Love this!!!
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Nibi-Nekomata Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
I really like all the layers with their different shapes and colors, it makes it look like an X-ray or something.
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