Thursday, June 21, 2012

White Eagle

I managed to wrap this one up while setting at the Tulsa show last weekend.  I really like him and can see some really nice painting details ahead.  The breastplate area was lacking something so after some thought, and coming off of carving all those buffalo skulls I thought I'd try and do an eagle version.  I couldn't work in all the really fine detail of the skull due to the small size but I think there is enough there to show what it's supposed to be.   Also, the title of the piece will tie in with it.

I attached the two feathers to the head with wire .  Still debating whether to let them swing free or to glue them in place.  We'll see how it goes after the painting is finished.   I made a mistake when cutting the bottom of the blank which resulted in a steep angle.  So, thinking what the hell, I just cut a matching angle on the piece of walnut and it turned out more interesting than it would have.  The discoloration on the tips of the robe is where I soaked the areas with super glue to give it some strength.

Anyway, hope you like him so far and your comments are welcome and appreciated.  More photos in the gallery.

7 comments:

  1. OK, Now this is the third time you said more pics in the gallery for your carvings, but I can't seem to find the pics. Can you please help

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  2. Your creativeness astounds me every time you post a new carving. Having the robe draped around the shoulders to look like the wings of an eagle is most stunning. And when painted up he'll be flying high amongst many admirers.
    Leave the fathers hangin' free. It will add to the ambiance of his namesake.

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  3. I think this Indian is the best you have done. There's something in the look in his eyes. Wish you had done a video on carving him. I would like to see how you do the breast plate. Thanks Ginny

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  4. Love the eagle skull, very nice job. @Simplyme, did you look in "Picasa Photo Gallery" to see the extra pictures?

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  5. Great looking Indian and lots of wonderful detail. I am glad the busted up cowboy won at Tulsa, how did the rest of your entries do there? I really was impressed by your carvings when seen in person, and I really enjoyed visiting with you at the Tulsa show. Congratulations on a job well done.

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  6. I did at home, but it did not seem to work.Works fine here at work though.

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