Jack Palance, Shane Part 4 from Out West Woodcarving Videos on Vimeo.
I'm really enjoying this one. I bet you like the one with the cigarette . That's your MO. I like the smiling one. But either one of them are fantastic. Ya know both of them look like Jack. Amazing. Ginny
Both are excellent, but a little hard to compare because they aren't both painted. However, my preference is the one with the toothy smile. I think they both have the same degree of likeness to Mr. Palance. Lynn, He might be a good candidate for another contest. Just a suggestion. Thanks Dwight
I like both of them but lean towards the toothy smile too. Great resemblance to ol' Jack. Going to be a really nice finished piece.Thanks for sharing.Charlie
Thank you so much for doing instruction on a toothy smile!! I have tried and tried to follow the instructions in books to carve teeth, but without luck. I think seeing you do it, and your method, will (with some practice) get me to a toothy smile now. I really appreciate this video. As to the preference of which head to use....it is hard to compare, but I go with the first one (with the cigarette). The smile is good, but I think it is perhaps a bit too small for Jack Palance. I see Jack with a big wide grin and this one is more of a smirk. They are both good, but the first one to me looks more like Jack. BTW, that groove on the upper lip under the nose is named the philtrum (fill-trum). You can thank anatomy class and dissection for that bit of trivia.
If you're look to get the spirit of Jack I think the one with the cigarette captures it best. Good job.
Smiling Jack for sure!
It's got to be smiling jack for me, I think it captures more of the caricature ! You made that look so easy can't wait to see him painted, I hope you go for this one it's kind of different and I like that ! I think I might get some lime blanks ( can't get basswood in the UK) and just carve a bunch of heads to see how they evolve , will be good practice. Keep up the good work and thanks for another inspiring video. Trev
I vote for the toothy smile.
I think both styles deserve a finish. Two of Jack would be alright. Fine work on both counts as always. I continue to be wowed by your work.
I love the one with the cigarette. Especially the darkness around the eyes. I have learned a lot watching these.
Toothy grin is more Jack as illustrated by the caricature pictures, so I vote that one. I hope whichever wins (or you decide on...ha!) you'll show us step by step how you put the features on the carving head you started the video with. Thanx.
I must say Lynn, I like the first one you did, you have the mouth right on, but in truth they are both exceptional. fred k