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Hogwarts Book Sculpture by Helenhsd Hogwarts Book Sculpture by Helenhsd
This was part of my College brief for 'Book shop window display' - Please do not see this as just the destruction of books! I worked on it for three months and this was the end result.

I ended up with lots of cuts!
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SkepArt Featured By Owner Edited Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
words cannot describe how good you are ;)
and i couldn't be as patient and work on it for 3 months 
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superwhomerlockian Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
AWESOMELY EPIC
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Helenhsd Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Thanks!
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superwhomerlockian Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome:D (Big Grin) 
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DaggarHeart Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
There's like.. no words to describe this o.o
Couldn't help but comment, and I don't comment often xD But this is seriously epic! <33
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Helenhsd Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Thank you! :D 
I think the no words is because your brain is probably thinking 'Oh no, Harry Potter books destroyed...she's the devil!' but they're not HP books haha :P
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DaggarHeart Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
xDD Actually, I've never read the books, so :P xD
I'm just trying to imagine going through that whole process O.o
What kind of blade did you use? :o
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Helenhsd Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
I had 50 different scalpel blades which I switched between, quite a few of them snapped though!
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DaggarHeart Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh man O.o
I bet! That must have been a pain D:
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Helenhsd Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Yep, it made for a lot of cut fingers too! :')
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DaggarHeart Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ouch :( I bet xD <3
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Seraphel111OMordha Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Jawdrop Oh wow...this is incredible! My eyes almost bugged out of their sockets when I saw this...and now I think my head might explode.La la la la
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Helenhsd Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Haha, thank you! :D
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mariana-a Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa this is amazing :omg:
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Helenhsd Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Thank you!
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IsabellasBlues Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
I LOVE it!
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Helenhsd Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Thanks!
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UccaRaluca Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous <3
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Helenhsd Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Thank you :)
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Fantastic work! Hogwarts is a subject which most artists find very difficult to depict in either drawings or sculpture! :clap:
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Helenhsd Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Thank you very much - it was incredibly difficult!
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kakamimos Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
nice jop
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Helenhsd Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Thank you :)
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kakamimos Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
how are u !!
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demik13 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!! This is such an amazing work! :D
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Helenhsd Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Thank you! :D
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drinkingchampers Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
this definitely deserves a watch!!
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Helenhsd Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Thank you! :D
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Ilionej Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student General Artist
This is such an awful thing to do, but on the other hand absolutely amazing! A great work with and epic idea behind!
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helennnn96 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student General Artist
WOW!!!, this is really clever, I love it :D. How long did it take?
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Helenhsd Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Thank you :D It took 3 months! But around 60 hours all together :o
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mythelf Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Wow, just wow. I wouldn't have HALF the patience needed for this!
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viveie Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is soo insanely awesome!!! respect :D
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emilie-draw Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist
omg I've never seen something like thaT! I cant imagine how long it must have been ! very beautiful and original !
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Helenhsd Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Thank you very much :D
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kermitknits Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
This is amazing!!! Did you use the whole series to carve the castle?
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Helenhsd Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Thank you, I didn't actually use Harry Potter books! I used the most damaged/least wanted books from a Charity shop but tried to find similar sized to the actual series of books.
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ktasha Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
One of my friends at college told me about this and had to search it out . It is so beautiful!!!! I hope it's sat on a proud shelf :D
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Helenhsd Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Awh that's nice, thank you :D Unfortunately I still need to get a nice shelf for it!
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silverscape Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This must have taken you some time to do, love it though.
i hope you don't mind i have shared you picture via the facebook link on my fan page called Silverscape. Its a page for people to share the art they love.

To join the group go to facebook/ type silverscape in the search bar/ and click like to join the group.

Great piece of art, keep up the great work and hope to see you there :).
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Helenhsd Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Awh, thanks, I'll check it out! :)
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AliceAlicaArisu Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
WOW, that is brilliant!
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Helenhsd Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Thank you!
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FukoFTW Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bloody hell :O That is amazing!
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Helenhsd Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Thank you very much :D
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Vitallani Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's outstanding.
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brokenglass16 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Writer
AMAZING
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autumnprincess Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! :dummy: Even though you completely maimed perfectly wonderful Harry Potter books :noes:
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Helenhsd Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Thanks, and I didn't! :o I used already very damaged Charity shop books!
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Spirit-catcher Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
I can just see you going in to a secondhand bookshop and purposefully searching for the most worn and ragged books... :D
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