Cataracts, doing the fine painting was a real chore. Come on September!
I hope to contribute this one for the carving auction at the Dayton show this November. If I remember correctly, it's an open theme again this year as last. My Emmet Kelly from a few years back when for a nice sum whick benefits the Dayton club and I hope this one does even better.
There are more photos in the Gallery and I'll look forward to your comments as I always do.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
This one is about 12" with the base and while it looks a little generic without any color I hoping that the application of paint will bring the figure to life. If now I have Rooster Cogburn partially completed as a fall back.
Anyway, I hope you like him so far and will look forward to your comments.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
For the texture on the robe I again used some fine gravel held in place by clear acrylic medium (Mod Podge). I really ike the way it looks as the rough surface seems to disperse light more than the normal burning. Again, like a lot of details, once reduced in scale they lose almost any resemblance to reality. The ear rings are made from copper wire with aluminum ducting material for the fobs. The skin side of the robe needed something so I added a few designs to bust up the surface.
I hope you like him and will look forward to your comments.
Friday, July 03, 2015
There is one thing that I was going to do but at the moment thought better of it. The leggins are kind of plain. I could have ran beaded strips down each leg but I think that would have been just too much. I also could have painted on black stripes on each leg to indicate counted coups but I think that too would be just too much. Seeing it now I think I made the right decision.
I added some horse hair decorations to the ends of the bow and arrow cases and the tomahawk handle. As they swing freely they add a little motion to a static figure. I used low doamed brass tacks for the decoration on the belt and added a leather strap to the shield. With the base the figure measures right at 21". An impressive carving.
Wrapping things up I think this turned out to be an example of my best work and the collector who has spoken for it will have a really nice piece to add to his growing collection. I know it will have a good home and lots of old friends. Hopefully, they'll get along with each other.
Lots of photos in the Gallery and I'll look forward to your comments as I always do.