Thursday, June 28, 2012
Hope you like him and there are more photos in the Gallery.
Monday, June 25, 2012
He's a lot taller than the others which were around 10". This guy, with his base should be around 15" and that's not counting the umbrella. I'll make that out of brass rod. His left hand will be holding a lasso. I carved the crown of his hat extremely thin and then used a couple of lit matches to burn the top of it off. You can see that better in the gallery photos. Although it doesn't show in the photos you can see the top of his skull down through the open crown. Should be a neat piece when done and a quick sale as all the others weren't around the place too long.
Anyway, hope you like him and your comments are welcome as always.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
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.
For the blood I reached for the richest and darkest red I had then mixed in a little brown and dribbled it directly out of the bottle down onto the scarf. Once it was dry I over coated it with clear epoxy to make it look fresh. I didn't add any design to the scarf as I really liked the bright yellow. I did underpaint it with yellow ocher before a final coat of bright yellow. Lastly I highlighted the folds with a light brown wash.
As I mentioned earlier, I have another one of these hapless wranglers in the works which will be more banged up than this guy.
As always, your comments are welcomed and appreciated. More photos in the Gallery.
Friday, June 08, 2012
Thursday, June 07, 2012
Hope you like him and there are a few more photos in the Gallery. Comments welcome as always.
Oh....I forgot the broken nose!