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Pandora Na'vi Dream Catcher by machine-guts Pandora Na'vi Dream Catcher by machine-guts
Here I have created a Na'vi inspired dream catcher I call "Pandora Dreams". I used the brightly colored feathers worn by Neytiri, and hand painted the two long guinea fowl feathers to represent her arrow feathers. Bone and clay beads adorn the waxed leather cords, accented with iridescent pony beads. Sinew was used to form the web, strung with a turquoise colored shell. This was also used to tighten the feather quills to the waxed leather. Blue plant sprigs were added to the yarn weaved grapevine hoop. Size is approx. 7" across and 17" from top of hoop to bottom of longest guinea fowl feather.

I dusted the top half with a mixture of aqua glow pigment powder blended in an airbrush medium. I painted both sides of the two guinea fowl feathers with glow in the dark paint to replicate the look of Neytiri's arrow feathers at night. The bioluminescent photo was taken while the dream catcher was hanging in front of my black light. It glows strongly once charged under direct light for several minutes.

For sale here: [link]

"Pandora Dreams" copyright © Tracy Trowbridge "machine-guts" 2010. Do not copy, alter, redistribute, use for references, etc.
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TheAllKnowingDemon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that is so cool!
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satme97 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
sooooooooooooooooo cool
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yassaman Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
Awwww :aww:
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Alisbet Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
I can imagine that na'vi would use dream catchers.
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BlackNastopian Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010   Traditional Artist
Beautiful and inspiring!
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The-Caretaker Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
one word: Pretty! It definitely reminds me of something you would find on Pandora.
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EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Student Writer
That DOES look like something the Na'vi would use...
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Raptor85 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wooosh! i had no idea you made dream catchers!
its darling!
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Ramoneces Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
Nice and original
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inuyasha666hiei Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg thats so coooool
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hawthorne-cat Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
very coool...
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MoonMochi02 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Oooooo Pwetty!!! XD
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Maxe Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Wow, it doesn't look that big in the pic, how long did it take to make? Very cool.
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electric-ace Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Creative and beautiful, it captures the spirit of their magic! Lovely!!
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machine-guts Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Thanks so much, everyone! :)

OtaniFumetsu, yes the paint glows this strongly once it has been charged with light. It works when held under regular direct light for several minutes, but the pigments react very well to the black light and charge several seconds after it has been exposed. Once you turn the black light off it continues to glow just as intense. :)
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SesakaTH Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Student General Artist
That's...pure beauty! The glow is magnificent! :wow:
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OtaniFumetsu Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The glow effect looks awesome! And the hand painted feathers are a great touch. :) Does that paint only glow like that under blacklight, or once charged with light does it glow in the dark normally?
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JadeRavenwing Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Damn THAT is so awesome! Wish I had more to say. xD
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AspartameDeath Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
dude, what an awesome dreamcatcher. i love the color scheme.
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Black-Vulture Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah! So creative! 8D And very awesomely done! <3
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sh0ck-n-dIe Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Thats amazing! I wish I had the money for it right now! haha very good work in capturing the Na'vi spirit and essence :)
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ZcudTheBlind Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Really good man!
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ZcudTheBlind Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
sorry about the "man", a bad talking habit; sorry
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Zoneh Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Oh WOW. (Dunno what else to say)
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