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  • Jwright
    1st try at santas
    by Jwright
    Just started carving this year and these are my 1st Santa's. I was hoping to give 1 to my brother and sister as gifts but not to thrilled about the way the antiquing turned out. Next time I will try something different.
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  • Newsome Road
    Eric Church attempt
    by Newsome Road
    Terrible picture, I know, but I was too lazy to take it back out of the frame. This was my first "portrait" so to speak. It was much harder than I expected. This was probably 5-6 years ago, and I don't have any plans for another one like it anytime soon. I'd guess at least 12 hours went into...
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  • 4ND3R5
    Ink instead of paint guy
    by 4ND3R5
    I thought I would experiment on this one. I used colored fine felt tip pens for the colored portions. I like the way it turned out, especially the cross-hatching on the facets. Adds a little more interest than paint. What do you think? Thanks...
    Yesterday, 09:01 PM