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Dragons of Incense - Dammar by AlectorFencer Dragons of Incense - Dammar by AlectorFencer
Dragons of Incense - Dammar

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Dammar: When light meets Dammar's body, it breaks and reflects on the nearly crystalline surface of very bright yellow and browns.
Dammar unfurls a sweet, fresh and citrus like scent when being burnt. The smoke can become very dense when burnt in too big quantities. During the incense, Dammar brightens the mood and helps against sadness and melancholy. Its profound meaning is „torch“ and „light“ and leads back to its use and effect.


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Together with me on the inspiring pathway of the Dragons of Incense, Dammar, is a breathtaking music piece composed by Fox Amoore ~> [link]
Thank you so much for the inspiration and dedication you put into giving Dammar a real voice, and thank you for everyone whom you chose to become part of this too. <3

Dammar was the second idea for the Dragons of Incense series and also the hardest for me to accomplish. Back in 2008 I tried several concepts and designs yet without success. My imagination and feeling for this dragon didn't put down on paper and the way I envisioned him remained in my mind for many years. With Dammar, I dropped the series in 2008 and forgot about it.
Now, I had to face this task again and thought long about the nearly unfeasable shape and surface of the resin itself. Now that I accomplished that, the pathway for all the other dragons that are yet to come, is opened and Dragons of Incense will live on till its completion and hopefully long after. :)

Therefore, Dammar means a lot to me. He created the barrier which made me drop the project many years ago, but also opened the continuative pathway for me now to go on.

I've always had a fascination about incense and the beautiful atmosphere it can create. One could always find incense sticks or small floral copper bowls with resins and plants in my home. Whenever I came back from a journey, I lit charcoal and a selected mixture of herbs in a small bowl to announce my arrival. It's something I always loved doing.
Having incense makes me feel creative and at home.

Dragons have always fascinated me, so the idea was to merge those two fascinations to one to find out, if my vision matches my olfaction.

This is the second step of resurrecting an idea I had back in 2008 when I started designing dragons correlating plants and resins that we know as incense. I will design roughly 21 different dragons that each features plants and their distinctive scent and effect. This project is supposed to lead you through a very different olfactory journey whereas my own nose is my direct collaborator.

And there we go, it's back on its feet and planned thoroughly to actually make it into a book presenting all dragons in printed form. :] So, keep your eyes open!

Thank you so much for the support and looking! <3

I'm sorry for the re-upload. The thumbnail somehow seemed corrupt yesterday, or the image didn't load properly. :/ I changed the file name and fixed some parts of the painting. I hope you enjoy. :)

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Here is the first Dragon of Incense, Styrax:



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Dpirate Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Awesome
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RavensAerie Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're work is very impressive.
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starling16 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Must have been difficult making the dragon and rock look definitely different. If I'd done it you probably wouldn't be able to tell where one stopped and the other started haha ^^ but I need practice, and I haven't done dragons before.
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HollandLolita Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
beautiful
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FuriarossaAndMimma Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I'm watching it listening the music piece composed by Fox Amoore. Breathtaking. :heart:
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vampirekingdom Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Feature here [link] Excellent work!!!!!!
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is amazing!
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Seelenwald Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so awesome :>
All these details in here are so stunning!
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LauraGarabedian Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I always love your work, but this piece is truly exceptional. Just stunning
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