Friday, September 27, 2013
I really like the female figure and now that I'm over the hurdle of carving a decent female face I hope to do more of them in the future.
There are quite a few photos in the Gallery and I look forward to receiving your comments.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
I originally had him holding a tin cup instead of the lantern but the hand was just too fragile. Noticing that I had a spare kerosene lantern setting on the window ledge a quick amputation and a little bit of cloning fixed that problem. I would have liked that lantern a little larger but I think it will do. In posting the photos I noticed that I had forgotten to add the watch chain to his vest pocket which has now been corrected. I mounted him using the horseshoe base, something I haven't done in a while. If I go to the larger figures in the future I guess I'm going to have to switch the Clydesdale shoes!!
Anyway, he turned out pretty good and these Chuck Wagon Cooks are always popular so he'll probably be cooking for someone else's spread before to long. I also hope you like him and there are more photos in the Gallery. Comments welcome as always.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Friday, September 06, 2013
I've said it many times before, I love doing Native Americans. There is just so much color and detail one can use to add to the story of a carving. I seem to learn with each new one I complete. With this one I came up with a new way to do feathers that adds a bit of realism without much effort, and I'm always looking for more ways to do things with out much effort these days. I'm going to hang onto this secret for a while but will probably spill the beans later on as I always seem to do. Anyway, I hope you like him and look forward to your comments.
I hope you like him and your comments are welcomed as always. More photos in the Gallery.
Monday, September 02, 2013
No doubt you're all wondering what happened to the Coal Miner project. Well, at the moment I just don't have the time to do any more with him as other fast approaching deadlines are bearing down and time is limited. I certainly haven't forgot him as he's the first thing I see when I walk into the shop each morning. I have a great opportunity coming up October 5 at the Woolaroc Museum and I still have to come up with several carvings orientated to the event. Shortly after that there is the Dayton show which is the one that pays the bills. So, with the Coal Miner basically done as a single figure without any additional details you could just mount him as he is or hang on for a while longer and we'll pick him up where we left off. Hope that's okay.