Friday, May 28, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Oh, one more thing. Don’t pay any attention to whats written on my T-Shirt….I’m really a likeable guy.
Monday, May 24, 2010
I misspoke in describing mixing the colors for the neckerchief in that I said that light brown was transparent when I really meant to say opaque. I think the video shows pretty clearly what I meant but just wanted to make sure. Anyway, here’s part 14 and any comments are always welcome.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Some of you have mentioned that you like the way I include the mistakes I make. I’m glad as I want you to see the entire process…mistakes and all as we all make them. Maybe my digging my way out of a problem I created will help you put the shovel to some you might face.
Anyway, here’s part 13 and your comments are welcome as always.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Here are four videos on painting the Chaps, Gun & Holster…..mistakes and all. While I could have edited out my screw-ups I think its best to show the “whole” process rather than try and gloss over the things that we all experience at one time or another. Anyway, here they are:
Should you have any comments I’m always glad to hear them.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Monte gets a set of Levis and some Lucchese boots in this video. Just painting these small areas took over 20 minutes some some of the upcoming painting videos might be broken up into several parts as I want to give you the complete picture of how I go about choosing and blending colors to get various effects.
Will hopefully get the chaps segment started tomorrow. That will be the best part of painting this figure.
Comments always welcome.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Believe it or not the carving part of this project is finished! While we did have a minor flub and lost some video while making this segment I think there is enough information to give you a complete picture of the steps taken so far.
In the next part we’ll head over to the paint table to bring this character to life. As always your comments are welcome and appreciated.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I have changed the Comment section to require that only those with Google Accounts can leave a comment. This will do away with the "Anonymous" comments that were posted before. It will require you to set up a Google account but that only takes a few minutes and just might come in handy with other sites you visit. I know I use my account several times a day doing a variety of things on the web. You can sign up for an account right from the Comment box.
Hopefully, this extra requirement will cure the "anonymous" problem. If it doesn't the only thing left would be to do away with the Comment section of the Blog completely. That really would be a shame.
Monday, May 10, 2010
First, let me say I’m sorry about the delay with the posts lately. But like most of you I’m sure, Spring brings a deluge of projects other than woodcarving to occupy ones time and this year it seems we have more than usual. We’ve managed to accomplish most of them and have a handle on the rest so we managed to get back into the shop today to do another video on Monte. We’re heading down the homestretch now so there shouldn’t be too many more to go after this one.
As always, most of your comments are welcomed and appreciated. However, as you can see by a couple just posted on Part 6 occasionally some are received that aren’t. Judy and I enjoy doing this in the hope and belief that it will in some way be of benefit to others who are interested in how we do things. We’re certainly not getting rich with the few tips we receive nor are we raking it in from the advertisements that appear here…today we made .59 cents! While the video below might not be worth much I think it’s at least worth .59 cents.
Saturday, May 01, 2010
Well, Judy is just about finished with all the mowing so I guess I’d better turn off the Western Channel, put away the remote and try to look busy!
With this episode we’ll start with that right arm …. the one holding the cigarette. It’s promises to be an adventure as I haven’t done a hand in that position. As it’s a little more involved it will take at least two videos considering I have a tendency to get a little windy. You can find the pattern for the arm in the Monte Walsh album.