Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sycamore Woodwose

This fella is in sycamore with a new approach to the eyes. he is 19cm tall. The carved area is finished with oil while the rest is bare to allow the piece to season. The contrast between the white of the wood against the dark bark makes this fella quite striking.

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Let me know what you think about the eyes..!

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Robyn said...

Very striking! I like the eyes and I think I prefer this approach.

Rick Rosenshein said...

Hi there,
Thank you for visiting my blog. I appreciate it greatly. I hope that you will return often. Thanks again and keep up the great work on your blog. Rick

steviewren said...

Hey, thanks for following my blog! Your carvings are quite interesting. I've always wondered the mechanics of carving something 3-D that starts out as 2-D drawing or concept.

Dave Jones said...

Hi Steviewren.

I dont use drawings, I start to carve and the spirit of the wood emerges. sometimes I am suprised at the final piece. Traditionalists say that the spirit resides in the wood and the carver releases it. Dave

rocketRefund said...

I love the dark bark contrasting the light. Also, the beard continued onto the second branch is a very good composition.