Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Monte Walsh – Part 3 – The Left Arm

Here are the first two part of attaching the left arm.  A  lot of you expressed a large amount of interest in doing this so I will devote quite a bit of time to it. 

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As always, any comments or suggestions are welcome. 

6 comments:

  1. Lynn thanks for the videos. I have a question. When carving a full figure to you use some sort of proportional scale? If a figure is so many inches tall the the arms or legs should be x amount of inches? Also I am carving some Colonial era figures (that's my area of interest,like yours is western themed) How did you go about carving the tri-cornered hat? Is it 2 pieces? Thanks for all you do. You have really inspired me.

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  2. Charlie: Thanks for your note. Carving that tri-cornered hat was a lot easier than I thought it would be. If you look in the Gallery for the album "The Patriot" (it's way down toward the bottom) you can see several different angles of the one I carved. It's one piece with the grain running vertically. I laid it out as the hat would have been made....a circular brim folded up in a triangle against a round crown. Once you notch out the corners where the folds occur you've pretty well got it. And with the grain being vertical that makes it pretty easy to do. Would really like to see one of your figures. TTYL Lynn

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  3. Thanks Lynn that was very helpful about the hat. I have looked at "The Patriot" many times,I'm doing a George Washington (my personal hero) Can you help with the other question about proportional scale? If a figure is a certain height, whatever that may be do the arms and legs need to be a certain length? Say if you have a 15 inch figure do the arms need to be 5, 5 and a half, 6 inches long? Like wise with the legs. I'm having trouble with proportions. I'm a newbie. Thanks so much for your help.

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  4. Charlie: Tell you what....We're going to hopefully post a new video today and in that I will point out the proportions I use when making a figure. That way you will be able to actually see how those different elements relate to each other.

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  5. thank you for you to make me learn more,thank you∩0∩ ........................................

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  6. Thank you so much Lynn for the making of the hand. Its so much better than just pics. I hope you and Judy have a goodtime in the Rockies. You two certainly deserve it. I've tried to post pics of my work to you, but they just don't get to you; I have no trouble posting to WCI. I could certainly use some critique from your skilled eye. I'll continue to try. Thank you again. fred k

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