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  • "Boo" (my second carving)

    My little kids named this guy Boo.

    Boo's pose was inspired by a few of the C.O. Trygg hobos I've been staring at lately. I wanted to stretch out a bit from my last carving so I decided to do a figure with a hat. All in all I think bit off more than I could chew to start, but I learned A TON from carving this little fella in the process. After paint he took a dip in some leftover "mountain cedar" interior stain and was dried off after a a few seconds. I'm still using the crappy Lowe's "basswood" 1"x1" stock since I have so much of it. I just make sure my blade is polished and I take a lot of deep breaths

    Anyways, here's Boo.

    ​​​​​​​-Sean

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    BV if that's only your second carving I'd say you're going to make one heck of a good carver. I agree with you , no matter the source of your wood it is extremely important to have sharp tools . Keep 'em coming.....
    Wayne

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    • #3
      Looking Good - nice paint as well. Good second start and nice figure.

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      • #4
        I was expecting a ghost or a witch, not pleasant looking gentlemen. Your well on your way
        . . .JoeB

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Soggy View Post
          BV if that's only your second carving I'd say you're going to make one heck of a good carver. I agree with you , no matter the source of your wood it is extremely important to have sharp tools . Keep 'em coming.....
          Wayne
          Thanks, Wayne. So far, caricature carving has been easier - and more fun - than i expected. That said, living in the internet age I have the luxury of having dozens of teachers. I'm pleased with the results but when I see figures like the ones you post I know I have so much more to learn! Gotta take it slow so I don't miss anything. I'm itching to carve figures without their hands in their pockets, but I know I gotta learn to crawl before I can run. Thanks for the encouragement.

          -Sean

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          • #6
            Originally posted by lionslair View Post
            Looking Good - nice paint as well. Good second start and nice figure.
            Much appreciated, Martin. Painting these little guys is the hardest part!

            -Sean

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            • #7
              Originally posted by joepaulbutler View Post
              I was expecting a ghost or a witch, not pleasant looking gentlemen. Your well on your way
              Yeah, I figure the kids naming him "Boo" was a product of all the Halloween music and books being read around the house these days. Either way, he's kind hobo-ish and Boo seems to be a good hobo kind of name.

              -Sean

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              • #8
                Keep up the good work, Sean! You're doing great!
                Keep On Carvin'
                Bob K.

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                • #9
                  Hi Sean
                  You are off and running very nicely, sometimes it is to your advantage to have your caricatures with their hand in their pockets, helps to teach you to have a high spot over the hidden hand. keep them coming and having fun all the way.
                  Bruce

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                  • #10
                    Very well done, Sean.
                    Herb

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                    • #11
                      Heck of a nice carving for number two. I would have been pleased as punch for my second shot to look like that.

                      Tinwood

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                      • #12
                        Very nice work, Sean! Great details and paint work. I think the hat turned out well.

                        Claude
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bob K. View Post
                          Keep up the good work, Sean! You're doing great!
                          Thanks for the encouragement, Bob.

                          -Sean

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by uvawyo View Post
                            Very well done, Sean.
                            Many thanks, Herb.

                            -Sean

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by scotia carver View Post
                              Hi Sean
                              You are off and running very nicely, sometimes it is to your advantage to have your caricatures with their hand in their pockets, helps to teach you to have a high spot over the hidden hand. keep them coming and having fun all the way.
                              Bruce
                              Thanks for the sage advice, Bruce. After a bit of work on #3 I've decided to keep the hands in the pockets for at least a little while longer.

                              -Sean

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