Thursday, July 9, 2009

Tree carving. Again! What's taking so long?

Tonight was tree carving. I took a few more pictures and tried to focus on the face and head this time. At least I was able to take more pics during daylight hours! Hopefully you can see the progression as I chip away at it little by little. From the front it looked pretty good but then from the side, the face looked flat and "man-ish" But finally ti started to take shape and is now looking more female. I have no strategy, no plan, no method. I just jump in and chip away at it until it looks right or at least close. Her face is dangerously close to the rotten heart wood, so I have to be careful not to go much deeper. So a lot of pics tonight! One final parting shot. How you know when you are working with old chisels. I wasn't even that rough with this one, but this chisle is giving me a headache! I'll have to regrind it down AGAIN! ( no I didn't ruin the temper, it just chips out quite often)

8 comments:

Curtis Collectables :) said...

Wow, you are so talented. I wish I could do that.

Abe Lincoln said...

It is a lot of work. Carving. You seem to have fun doing it.

MackTheKnife said...

I really like the way the face is developing. I'm like you. I seldom have a plan or strategy with my figure carving. I have a general idea of what I want it to look like, and I start removing wood until it looks good to me.

Bob

paintingpam said...

Your pics are showing more details!

Montagyoo said...

amazing work!

PonderandStitch said...

Holy cow, what a talent. Great job!

missknits said...

wow i am just amazed! that is true talent - and a lot of patience i am sure! beautiful work! and such fun to see it in progress! thanks for sharing!

The Great Ethan Allen said...

WoW! Thanks for all the comments everyone. I'll have to show more progress pictures in the future.

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