Discussion in 'Arts and Literature' started by Gary Hendriksen, Jan 26, 2013.
So, ah, Gary. Where's the rest of the photos??
It's coming along. Looking good
Guy, it's looking good so far, keep em coming. Are you using sugar pine?
Patrick, Using Tupelo wood, it is alot softer than sugar pine.
I am having trouble keeping this photos in proper order, but you get the idea of how things are coming along.
Gary, I love your step by step photos. You are very talented. I can't wait to see the finished product. Are you entering any contests this year?
Amazing job there Gary!
I noticed the grain on the Tupelo wood is very coarse. Out of curiosity, would a finer grained wood give better results or is it tougher to carve?
You don't have it painted yet? How long does it take you start to finish on something like this?
Gary hasn't done the burning yet.
You should see how long it takes him to complete a fish sculpture
(inside joke with Gary)
In his defense, he does own a business and does get side-tracked on other wood working projects.
WOW!! NICE WORK! I am amazed by that many detailed steps! This is so cool! Thanks for sharing!
Richard, Tupelo does have the gum lines that can be a pain, but for the most part it is the most popular carving wood. It carves easy and easy to wood burn.
New Tyler, This bird was a class bird I carved last summer, it was Monday through Friday class and we did complete the carving during class....so about 40 hours into the carving. It will take another 30 + hours to do the painting and habitat.
Jack is correct, I will post photos of the feather texturing and than wood burning soon.
Gene, I am going to be interrupted on this painting as I have to finish another project for a show.
Yuhina, Thank you, I am glad you are enjoying this
I guess I will have to do a fish ...Huh Gene?