Friday, March 04, 2016

Native American with Robe

About wore myself out today doing this one.  Cut the blank out from a 4 inch piece of basswood I bought back in the 90's  and I think it was in the process of becoming petrified as it sure was hard.  This one is 15 inches tall with the walnut base and it might grow a bit more once the feathers are added.  He's going to be holding something......probably a rifle if it works out the way I hope.  We'll see tomorrow.  Hopefully, I will also have time to add the braids.

I'm thinking of trying something different with the robe this time.  Instead of having the fur turned out at the top I'm going to try and have the skin side exposed with the fur on the lower part.  That way I can do a little designing on the hide.  At least that's the plan.

Anyway, I hope you like it so far.