Wednesday, October 09, 2013

The Unknown Cowboy

I did this head yesterday at our weekly carving group.  I'm not really sure what he'll end up being or doing, which explains the 'unknown' designation, but he's looking pretty good so far.  I used a photo in my files as a guide for the expression.  The head is a large one so the figure will also be larger than normal.  As I said in a past post, my eyes just aren't as focused as they used to be so the larger sizes make it a little easier when both carving and painting.  Also, they make a much more impressive carving.

Anyway, I hope you like him so far.  A couple more photos in the Gallery.

Oh.......Judy and I hope to crank up the video production department soon as I'd like to get that figure done before we take off to the Dayton show.


  1. This one has character, and an inscrutable face. I think he would look good playing poker, and holding a big hand...he looks like he is very happy, and that would certainly make me happy. Looking forward to resumption of videos, we have been in withdrawal out here...but we understand you have a lot on your plate getting ready for both Dayton and the museum show.

  2. He looks a bit like the cat that swallowed the canary - a sly fellow up to no good.

  3. I wish we had a weekly carving group around here :(
    I just signed up for a bird carving course ( yawn ). Hopefully I find some fellow carvers there interested in forming a weekly group of sorts :)

    Nice head Lynn... The idea of a larger than normal carving sounds intriguing :)

    perhaps I might try one of these fellows...LOL