Sunday, November 01, 2015

Indian With Lance - Part 5

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Indian With Lance - Part 4

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Indian With Lance - Part 2

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Indian With Lance - Part 1

Here's part 1 of the new video series.  Hope you can carve one of your own.

The Kid

With the new interest in Billy the Kid caused by the finding of the new photo I thought I would do another version of him.  I had a generic head on the work table which I didn't much care for so I repurposed it for the Kid.  One thing I would have changed is decreasing the size of the hat brim but it's too late for that now.  His clothing is is taken from the photo most people associate with him.   He stands about 12" with he base.

More photos in the Gallery and your comments are welcome as always.

The Gambler

I had a little fun with this one by adding a small jewel.  I also used a liner brush to create the checkered pattern to his coat.  I added some iridescent color to all the clothing accept the white to make it pop.  I think it worked out pretty well.  You can just barely see the card stuck in his hatband in the photo to the left but it shows up clearly in the side view in the Gallery.  I cut it out of a piece of roof flashing.  with the base he stands about 12" tall.

The Old Timer - Finished

This one was finished a couple weeks ago. He stands about 12" tall with the base and is a little more realistic than normal.  Looking at the photo I think a little less white on the beading patterns would have make him look more pleasing but he still looks pretty good.  Considering the more realistic appearance I could have also broadened his shoulders a bit which would have made the knife sheaf a little less prominent.

More photos in the Gallery.  They keep changing things in there for some reason.  Seems to get more difficult to load and view photos in there so I hope you can find them.  Comments welcome as always.

Monday, October 12, 2015

The Old Timer

After our trip up to Woolaroc Museum to see the new placements of my scenes I got my usual recharge after viewing all the fantastic western collections of sculpture, paintings and artifacts.  It was time to hone up Old Reliable and get to work on something.

I decided on another Mountain Man and here's the progress so far.  The body and base are finished and I started working on the head this morning.  That's a corncob pipe in his mouth and he will be wearing a hat....yet to be determined what kind.  Hopefully, I can get him done in the next few days as I'd like to finish one more in addition to him before striking out for the Dayton show.  I really like the way this is headed  but most importantly I like being able to get back to carving.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Standing Red Bear

I finished this piece before my eye op but he'd taken up residence on the coffee table so I could admire him over the past weeks and I do admire him.  I love the colors and they actually look better  in real life.  The blanket is really bright and that black line sets it off even more.   The ear rings are metal and with the bask he stands about 14-15" tall.  A real nice piece.

There are more photos in the Gallery and once again Google has changed things around in there.  Comments welcome.