Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Well, I had hoped to make use of a feature of the video processing program we've been using to speed up certain portions of videos by fast forwarding. Unfortunately, it didn't work so to continue to use the higher definition uploads we'll have to limit video lengths to 15 minutes or less. Anything more than that times out, probably from the limits of our DSL line. Anyway, this one covers painting the shirt.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Unfortunately, I had to upload this at a lower video quality setting than normal as they evidently were having a problem at the host site. Also, I had to break it in the middle due to it's length.
Monday, November 18, 2013
While I will continue to stick with the caricature genre you will probably notice that my pieces will take on a more realistic appearance as time goes on. They will also continue to grow in size to what is considered normal for a wooden carved caricature. The larger size allows an increased area for more detail while being much easier on my aging eyes. It also separates my work from that of others which is something I'm always striving for.
There are a few more photos in the gallery and your comments are always appreciated.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
I varnished him about 10 times with gloss, water based Poly and then use Testors Dul-Coat to flatten the upper, burnt part. The puddle he's standing in is just made from a piece of thin plywood and modeled with Bondo. Once painted I mounted him in position, mixed up some clear epoxy resin and carefully filled up the depression, making sure to get the stuff in and around his boots. Once everything was set I mixed up some clear 5 minute epoxy glue and applied it to the lariat to indicate dripping water. Had to set there and constantly reply the drips until it finally set. Really makes a nice effect.
Hope you like him and there are more photos in the gallery. Comments welcome as always.
Anyway, I hope you like him so far. A couple more photos in the Gallery.
Oh.......Judy and I hope to crank up the video production department soon as I'd like to get that figure done before we take off to the Dayton show.