Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
A Bengal tiger I just finished up. Carving him wasn't too bad. Getting the color I wanted and getting the stripes on him were the hard part. Each tiger has stripes that are unique to them and the stripes are symmetrical side to side. I airbrushed the main colors and then hand painted in the stripes to get them a close as I could. The glass eyes were clear flints that had to be hand painted, because I couldn't find the right color. All in all I am genuinely pleased with him, being this is only the second one I've carved.
Friday, October 4, 2013
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Had some catalpa laying around that a friend gave me. I finally got around to cutting it up this is from a piece of the slab wood which is one inch thick. It's eleven and a half long and four inches wide. First time I ever carved catalpa, I really like the grain and it carves fairly easy.