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Bonsai Dragon
by Polysoup from TX, United States
Challenge > Plant Life
Submitted on 20th Sep 2010
Comments : 153 comment(s)
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About My Design
This can be a wonderful addition to your desk at work. No longer will you need to worry about taking care of a plant. I think this one can take care of itself and also watch over you and your PC.
It's a little more realistic of a style than most things I've seen on this site and others. I tried a more cartoony version but it didn't feel right :)

   
153 Comments
Static-ghost commented on 20th Sep 2012 (Report Spam)
5
Julben commented on 3rd Jun 2012 (Report Spam)
very nice detail!
Juan2440 commented on 15th Apr 2012 (Report Spam)
Awesome OO
GinBlack commented on 27th Feb 2012 (Report Spam)
OMG I sooo want one!
emikifox commented on 23rd Dec 2011 (Report Spam)

Wow... That's amazing and incredibly detailed.

Mimirusan commented on 3rd Dec 2011 (Report Spam)

Any idea when these bad boys will be shipping out?

Ciaphas commented on 21st Oct 2011 (Report Spam)
So it's going to be made? Awesome. As soon as I get paid, I know what I'm getting for Christmas.
Sahtori-Kamaya commented on 19th Oct 2011 (Report Spam)
Wow that's just amazing!
Polysoup commented on 14th Oct 2011 (Report Spam)

Modeling and painting of the prototype is DONE! :D I'll wait for Patchtogether to do the honors of posting it

UndeadKitty13 commented on 14th Oct 2011 (Report Spam)
i would to have that growing in my garden
dvlbny commented on 4th Oct 2011 (Report Spam)
I would buy this lovely design.
Polysoup commented on 13th Sep 2011 (Report Spam)

Ladies and Gents . .. we have hit the big Five-O!!!

*dance* *dance*

Thank you thank you so much.

Polysoup commented on 10th Sep 2011 (Report Spam)

You guys are fantastic. we're at 48. Only two more to go!!! :)

Kitsunea commented on 10th Sep 2011 (Report Spam)
its so beautiful and awesome at the same time I would want to buy this. =D
sweetaddietude commented on 10th Sep 2011 (Report Spam)
this would be awesome as a figurine
DiscountLlama commented on 26th Aug 2011 (Report Spam)
Totally beautiful and mystic!
Polysoup commented on 23rd Aug 2011 (Report Spam)

Thank you ileano!

You're number 44, so 6 more to go. :)

ileano81 commented on 22nd Aug 2011 (Report Spam)

I pre-ordered. How many pre-orders to go?

Zonkey commented on 21st Aug 2011 (Report Spam)

You almost need to find a dragon based website like http://www.dragoncon.org/ to put this guy up on and I'm sure the last spots would be snapped up in no time! Maybe you can get something on http://dragonadopters.com/

Polysoup commented on 21st Aug 2011 (Report Spam)

Holding at 43. Need just a few more to push it over the edge! :)

Ghanie commented on 21st Aug 2011 (Report Spam)
Wow!
PaintedKelpie commented on 15th Aug 2011 (Report Spam)
I love plants and I love dragons! Great idea :)
Polysoup commented on 10th Aug 2011 (Report Spam)

YAY. Well . .we're at 42 . .. so not there YET but hopefully soon :)

Zonkey commented on 9th Aug 2011 (Report Spam)

I bit the bullet and put in an order too! A guilty pleasure I could not resist.

@ Dream Traveler - I'm sure Poly will get there. It has had pretty good feed back so far. C:

Dream Traveler commented on 9th Aug 2011 (Report Spam)
I just pre-ordered this! I hope it makes it to 50 so that it can be made! This is going to be a present for someone in my family, it's absolutely perfect for them! Get pre-ordering people! Oh and to the artist that created this design, beautiful work! :)
Polysoup commented on 2nd Aug 2011 (Report Spam)

Thanks everyone. we're at 37. Inching forward. :) Not sure the time limit for this preorder.

And thanks so much Suzi.

Any suggestions where to post this for more coverage?

SuziDragonlady commented on 2nd Aug 2011 (Report Spam)

Just preordered! ;)

Elfenn commented on 26th Jul 2011 (Report Spam)

Congrats Polysoup !! I hope it will soon go to the order section =)

Polysoup commented on 25th Jul 2011 (Report Spam)

25 preorders so half way there!

Big thanks to everyone. Anyone on the fence? Might want to consider it before it almost doubles in price.

My other figure is only 3 inches high and it's FULL of details (vapore macchina insetto). Imagine this one at 3x the size and what they'll be able to do with it. I really can't wait.

Polysoup commented on 21st Jul 2011 (Report Spam)

Wow you guys are awesome. We're at 15 already and it hasn't been more then a few days. Go go go! :) I still have to add my order in so that'll be a few as well.

Polysoup commented on 18th Jul 2011 (Report Spam)

Thank you everyone for your comments. If you want one you can GET one now!! They are up for preorder!! Check the link on the right. We need 50 to get these into full production.

 

Thanks!

Areebee commented on 18th Jul 2011 (Report Spam)
Very lifelike. I want one!
FelineMyth commented on 17th Jul 2011 (Report Spam)
absolutely amazing!!! the little details are fantastic!!! i really hope he gets made!!! ^^
Tomboy3603 commented on 14th Jul 2011 (Report Spam)
would love to have :D
yasuno commented on 8th Jul 2011 (Report Spam)
this is crazy cool, i would so get one of these!
Sketchkat commented on 6th Jul 2011 (Report Spam)
I want this! :D It's asian flair is really quite special ^^ I'm very interested to see how PT would pull off the foliage, and how durable the "root-whiskers" would be when shipped ;) Totally giving this a 5, wish I could give more! :D
JudahsCub commented on 29th Jun 2011 (Report Spam)
Awesome design would love to see this sculpted
Neverlantis commented on 26th Jun 2011 (Report Spam)
I'm curious to see this made, I love Dragons and Bonsai so it would be nice!
Flurry The Bear commented on 21st Jun 2011 (Report Spam)
This is pretty cool! I like it. :) *HUG*
Bob commented on 19th Jun 2011 (Report Spam)
id buy this
Polysoup commented on 7th Jun 2011 (Report Spam)

Thanks guys. If you'd like to see this made we'll have to push PT to do so. Spam them with emails!!! :)

cking1 commented on 3rd Jun 2011 (Report Spam)
This is so epic! Really original idea. <3 It
SledgePainter commented on 26th May 2011 (Report Spam)
I completely adore this design and concept, and it's executed so well! The face is spot-on wise dragon of the East. I love that the eye is cataract-like as well. Nice touch also with the chin wiskers. Simply stunning. I wish this was made already so I could buy it. Perfect table centerpiece.
howlinwolfie commented on 25th May 2011 (Report Spam)
awsome realy want one :)
lizzyt604 commented on 23rd May 2011 (Report Spam)
Love it. Want one for my desk very badly!
Sabri-bri commented on 7th May 2011 (Report Spam)
THIS IS THE COOLEST THING EVER IN THE EXISTENCE OF MY LIFE! I WILL BUY ONE AND LOVE IT FOREVER!!! <3 it is epic and so my word is now law :) u also r epic for creating such epicness as this and i love u for doing so <333
ruzzasupahfan commented on 30th Apr 2011 (Report Spam)
EPICNESSSSSSSSSSS
Polysoup commented on 29th Apr 2011 (Report Spam)

Thanks guys for the comments! Keep them up. Maybe with enough interest we can try and get this into preorder stage. ;)

Also, just as a shameless promotion I "DO" have another design that Patchtogether really nailed. 


http://www.patchtogether.com/store/vapore-macchina-insetto-218.html

Throwfox commented on 28th Apr 2011 (Report Spam)
SO COOL
KrazyKzilla commented on 19th Apr 2011 (Report Spam)
Koos
ihoneydew commented on 12th Apr 2011 (Report Spam)
I love how realistic this is~ I would totally get one to protect the computers in my home.
CharlieRenwick commented on 11th Apr 2011 (Report Spam)
If I was allowed to buy only one item from Patch Together, this would be it. Seriously, this is the most awesome thing I've seen in a long time.
Vickyniki commented on 29th Mar 2011 (Report Spam)
I would buy more as a center piece for my living room coffee table or my office desk than a toy.
DMD666 commented on 23rd Mar 2011 (Report Spam)
This is interesting.
Anarchpeace commented on 7th Mar 2011 (Report Spam)
HOLYCRUD! this is too cool a design ANYWHERE!
Groadr commented on 6th Feb 2011 (Report Spam)
It's AMAZING! I really loved this dragon!!
Endejester commented on 26th Jan 2011 (Report Spam)
Outstanding, marvelous idea I'd love to set that on my desk at work.
aprdecastro commented on 18th Jan 2011 (Report Spam)
will make a great gift
Pockyclyptic commented on 13th Jan 2011 (Report Spam)
i think its a great idea with the realism.i think its a great design. have you thought about using real plants like air ferns (they dont require you to water them)
Bluus commented on 30th Dec 2010 (Report Spam)
This is just amazing, I've never seen anything quite like it! I would just LOVE to have this on my desk or bookshelf!
Foxy commented on 22nd Dec 2010 (Report Spam)
that's really neat!
fermion commented on 20th Dec 2010 (Report Spam)
This is really fantastic.
Mr-Mutt commented on 19th Dec 2010 (Report Spam)
Very interesting and nice
Odaris commented on 6th Dec 2010 (Report Spam)
Would be awesome my room. <3
FallOfIcarus commented on 2nd Dec 2010 (Report Spam)
This is absolutely fantastic. I love the design and would feel honoured to have such a creature guarding my computer.
Sunnybrook1 commented on 2nd Dec 2010 (Report Spam)
Looove the concept
Mistah Laru commented on 2nd Dec 2010 (Report Spam)
Wow
maxxo commented on 29th Nov 2010 (Report Spam)
wonderful idea and perfect realization
Jurassic commented on 27th Nov 2010 (Report Spam)
Very cool.
llamushi commented on 25th Nov 2010 (Report Spam)
Good god this is gorgeous.
Antok commented on 25th Nov 2010 (Report Spam)
Awesome design.
Sorcha commented on 21st Nov 2010 (Report Spam)
Wonderful design. I just joined PT simply because I want this sculpture so bad, good luck!
Polysoup commented on 16th Nov 2010 (Report Spam)

Once again, thank you to everyone for showing your support! I learned a lot while creating this design. Here's the full 360 rotation for those interested

http://polysoup.com/index.php/bonsai-dragon

Give it a couple seconds to stream in then you can move it around however you'd like to check out the sides and back.

I also have a higher res version of the design (for desktop wallpapers n' such) If he goes to preorder I can certainly make that available to anyone interested.

entizer commented on 15th Nov 2010 (Report Spam)
Combines both the Bonsai Tree and a Dragon, which both are items of interest to me. It is unique in the fashion it is used and surely would be a nice side piece for the PC or even as an interesting room piece for guests.
iWolf commented on 15th Nov 2010 (Report Spam)
Amazing! So realistic! <3
Thickstyle commented on 6th Nov 2010 (Report Spam)
I love bonsais AND dragons- great job!
bapocchio commented on 3rd Nov 2010 (Report Spam)
amazing!
PIXELpusher commented on 2nd Nov 2010 (Report Spam)
Very nice rendering....
Marika commented on 29th Oct 2010 (Report Spam)
It's a wonderful and pretty design. It's also very unique looking.
taepanda commented on 21st Oct 2010 (Report Spam)
I love the detail in this, the thought that has gone into every part. Can't wait to buy it
OLi-art commented on 14th Oct 2010 (Report Spam)
Excellent work!
Shirral commented on 13th Oct 2010 (Report Spam)
An amazing and original design - I'd really like to have one on my desk! :)
SaffronTea commented on 12th Oct 2010 (Report Spam)
This is AMAZING! I'd keep it on my desk just to see people's reactions!!
Jokado commented on 12th Oct 2010 (Report Spam)
It's absolutely stunning! the detail, the pose and the idea is just awsome!
Silvolf commented on 7th Oct 2010 (Report Spam)

Wow, that is an amazing idea!

Sarumuffin commented on 6th Oct 2010 (Report Spam)
Stunning! would absolutely love to have this! :'D
wickedtwisted commented on 5th Oct 2010 (Report Spam)
beautifully done!
Imposter commented on 5th Oct 2010 (Report Spam)
This is amazing work right here. I would absolutely love to have something like this(And it sure baets trying to groom a real bonsai) the detail work is stunning.
PurpleCow commented on 4th Oct 2010 (Report Spam)
Beautiful
Valkrye commented on 4th Oct 2010 (Report Spam)
Love it!!!! Will TOTALLY buy!
kemot80 commented on 4th Oct 2010 (Report Spam)
NaprawdĂ„™ super, dobra robota :)
AnTo007 commented on 4th Oct 2010 (Report Spam)
Cool and original design. I give 5
NoirRaven commented on 4th Oct 2010 (Report Spam)
OMG I WANT ONE! 8D
Viat commented on 4th Oct 2010 (Report Spam)
Absolutely gorgeous!
Dustwing commented on 1st Oct 2010 (Report Spam)
Ok wow, this is a faantastic idea.
Quilsnap commented on 1st Oct 2010 (Report Spam)
It would make a very neat desk top companion.
Mamstwo commented on 1st Oct 2010 (Report Spam)
Bardzo piekne
GreyArea commented on 30th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
An elegant combination of luck dragon and bonsai tree. The combination seems symbiotic, from its shape down to the textures.
zolaris commented on 29th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
the idea and the excecution its superb. Very detailed
graceyanneiseki commented on 29th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
this is really awesome! made very intricately and delicately. i'd love to see it in 3D!
Kisira commented on 28th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
Simply a gorgeous and realistic decoration for any location needing of nature and dragons!
PanicRawr commented on 28th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
It's just plain awesome <3
Shed commented on 28th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
This would make an amazing tabletop decoration at any office or home.
Xandra commented on 28th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
This would make an excellent desk-top decoration! All the tranquility and mystique without the hassle :)
SuziDragonlady commented on 28th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)

It would be cool if the leaves on the hands would be removable leaf-covered-balls then you could put something different into his hands also.

awiakta commented on 28th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
My cat once at my bonsai tree, but I think she'd have a hard time eating this one. Love it!
Hollso commented on 28th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
I love this. After neglecting many bonsais, this would be great to replace them with!
Polysoup commented on 28th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)

Thanks Elfenn! Actually he has two arms as well. So he is cut off at the waist not the neck. Better than nothing I suppose :) I agree the whole thing would be cool but it would probably give any clay modeler a heart attack.

Elfenn commented on 28th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)

Very beautiful and such a good mix, this dragonsaï is a great idea ! The only detail that disturbs me is that we don't have him entirely, we only see his head and neck and personally I would have prefer an entire dragon, with a body made with wood and roots, and I think it would be possible to make it thanks a twisted bonsaï. But the pose you choose is still dynamic, you dragon seems alive !

Polysoup commented on 27th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)

Ugh, here's an actual working link.

http://polysoup.com/index.php/bonsai-dragon

Polysoup commented on 27th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)

Thanks again everyone for the interest :) I have this at a higher resolution if people want it as a wallpaper. Also, I have the 3d turn-around if people want to see the back and sides. I wish I could post it in the description

http://polysoup.com/index.php/bonsai-dragon

 

Nicnak044 commented on 27th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)

Oh wow Poly, this is amazing <333

I'd want this for sure, you have my vote ^^

Good luck!

Balthus commented on 26th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
I want this on my desk, guarding my papers.
KaileighBlue commented on 26th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
This one is stands out among the plant-animals to me. It just seems so neat.
Forecaster commented on 26th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
Awesomestuff!
NuclearFizix commented on 26th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
I want one!!
Hobbit1978 commented on 25th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
I like this one because of the mixture of culture and theme in this piece. It would have been easy to just do a "tree spirit" or something like that but you actually worked in a dragon which is purely Asian like the bonsai. I like that attention to detail and would love to see this in my office at work. Right on!
Paxtin commented on 25th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
This is a pretty awesome idea.
Grey Matter commented on 25th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
Who would not vote for this to be made? Too Amazing!!! Make it and sell it to me PT!!!
J-Mart commented on 25th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
<3 it
Defonthana commented on 25th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
This is mysterious and wonderful!!
amymist commented on 24th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
That's too cool.
Tapthesack commented on 24th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
amazing job
Fish47 commented on 24th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
Love Dragons and Bonsai Trees...WIN!
walruseater commented on 24th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
super cool, love the colors!
Polysoup commented on 23rd Sep 2010 (Report Spam)

INTERACTIVE 3D TURN-AROUND

Heya guys. Thanks for the interest in the design. I'm going to try something different here. I made a turn-around of the model. You can view it in 360 or stop it anytime and scroll around. Let me know what you guys think!! (And hopefully it won't kill my website since it does take a few moments to load up)

http://polysoup.com/index.php/bonsai-dragon

 

And another note: I wouldn't expect PatchTogether to match this design perfectly (every leaf and bump) but more grab the silhouette, face details, larger details like the way the arm/branch looks and go to town on the rest in clay. It's more important for the design to flow and look natural rather than matching things up one for one like you would want on a comic character.

BUZZ commented on 23rd Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
Amazing!
leahjayart commented on 22nd Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
That's an excellent conversation piece.
remz commented on 22nd Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
Nice idea
MysticHead commented on 22nd Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
Fantastic!
Rhavynne commented on 21st Sep 2010 (Report Spam)

Ooohh! I want this! It's just so gorgeous! <3 

Liontamer024 commented on 21st Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
this is something I would buy if i had money.
LadyGhost commented on 21st Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
I really like your idea. You captured the dragon very well!
SuziDragonlady commented on 21st Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
Really cool idea! 5
maddogjt commented on 21st Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
awesome!
Neekko commented on 21st Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
OH YES, THIS. Dragon bonsai = best combo ever. I agree--a more cartoony look wouldn't do the concept justice. I would get this. I would SO get this. There are a lot of things on this site I would purchase if it weren't for money problems, but I would actually sacrifice necessities just to own this one. Desk-dragon is perfect.
Bristlefurr commented on 21st Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
I want this so bad, it's be so awesome <3
WayneAdams commented on 21st Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
This needs to happen..
merms commented on 21st Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
I would like to see it biting someone.
sashafiero commented on 21st Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
Beautiful!
Oddling commented on 21st Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
Pretty sick. You're on a roll. It's not so much that I want one on my desk as much as I want one in my backyard that I can talk to. "Hey, Dave, where'd you learn kung fu like that?" "Oh, the dragon tree in my backyard. He's taught me all kindsa crap."
.... commented on 21st Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
amazing design. at first glance its a tree until you look at it and the face leaps out at you.
defecticon001 commented on 21st Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
Very interesting concept
Ryszard commented on 21st Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
Greatest ever. Please post more. 5 from me.
Pahul commented on 21st Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
I just love the concept and totally love the realization! I would totally buy it as a toy, hoping PT achieve a sculpting work as beautiful and well finished as your painting! Great work! 5/5
Exula commented on 21st Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
This piece is brimming with mystical charm and full of character :)
cronobreaker commented on 20th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
Great details and overall design!
Lizspit commented on 20th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
oh I love this! it would look so neat sitting amongst my potted plants.
Polysoup commented on 20th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)

Thanks guys. Looking forward to your design Zonkey. He's got the cuteness factor that this lacks.

Zonkey commented on 20th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
I'd totally get this guy he is the GREATEST! It would go well with my other dragons. You got another winner with this one Poly.
Mego commented on 20th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
now this is a chia pet I would buy X3
taolo commented on 20th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
clear evidence of unfair superior skill!!! hurry! apply your most egregious penalty... the dreaded vote for toy!!!!! OOOOOOoooooooooohhhhhh... really tho, spectacular - new category of five!
LadyWallace commented on 20th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
YES! This would be a TRUE display piece. Heck, a piece of art too! I would readily buy this if it were to be produced.
I d' buy it...
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