Sunday, May 15, 2016

Seasons Past - Finished

I put the final finish to this one early this morning.  I think he turned out really of my best efforts.  As I mentioned earlier, I duplicated the shield design from a photo I had in my reference files and captured it as well as I could.  Setting here looking at it I think I will add just a bit of dry-brushed white to the fur on the top of the shield to bring out the texturet more.  With the walnut base it stands just at 12" tall.  Someone is going to get a really nice carving.

There are more photos in the Gallery and I will look forward to your comments as I always do.  

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Native American Shield

I used the reference photo to make the shield for my new piece. I think I captured it pretty good. Sure is fun to do these things which is why I enjoy this craft so much.  Should have the figure done tomorrow.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Bright Star

I finished this one yesterday.  Thought I might get the nameplate in time for the photo but it didn't show.  Lots of beading on her and also added beaded leggins for this one to add a little more interest.  I think she turned out pretty nice.   More photos in the Gallery.  Hope you like her. 

Seasons Past

Here's a new one I just finished up today.  I still have to add three feathers to the shield and then I can begin painting.  This should really be a colorful piece.  I used the same technique I have been using on braids to simulate fur on the top of the shield.  Will be interesting to see how it works out. He will also have earrings but I forgot to put them on for the photo.  With the walnut base it stands about 12" tall.

Hope you like him.  

Monday, May 09, 2016

Now The Fun Begins

I've been researching beading patterns to use on this piece and think I've found a few that I like for the moccasins and the leggings.  Still haven't decided on what to use for the chest and shoulders.   

Monday, May 02, 2016

Carving a Cowboy With Angora Chaps - Part 29

Cowboy With Angora Chaps Part 29 from Out West Woodcarving Videos on Vimeo.

Here is the last part of this series.  I hope you enjoyed following us along in creating him.  There are a number of photos in the Gallery and I will look forward to your comments.