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  • Troupe of three acrobats / Father-and-sons talent show

    This is the finished version of a WIP I posted earlier this week.

    It is made from 1x2x12" basswood. Scrollsaw to remove inner pieces.

    The carving was all done with knives.

    I started with a rough idea to join two figures, and worked out the details as I went along.

    This is my first real go at posing figures, and carving hand and feet.

    I have provisionally captioned it "The annual father-and-sons talent show had become a little competitive that year".

    They are looking at their rivals alongside them, which I plan to carve next.

    Pete

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    Re: Troupe of three acrobats / Father-and-sons talent show

    petem,


    great work on the acrobats, this is really cool carving.


    bart

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      Pete,

      I'm usually pretty "caricature-averse" but I must say that in both design and execution this is an outstanding piece!

      RussL.

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        Thats very neat! Im sure this was a hard carving by keeping the acrobats in thier proper perspectives. You did a GREAT job! Tn~

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          Don't you have any acrobats in wales with hair? just kidding, great job!
          "Lif iz lik a box "o" choc lets, ya nevr kno whut yull git!"

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            Re: Troupe of three acrobats / Father-and-sons talent show

            No hair...no ears either

            The big guy has a hairy chest.

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            • #7
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              WOW! I mean... Wow! I mean really WOW!

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                Re: Troupe of three acrobats / Father-and-sons talent show

                Great carving pete. How did that guy get that drum up there???
                HOBO

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                • #9
                  Re: Troupe of three acrobats / Father-and-sons talent show

                  Pete .. what a novice idea .. The piece is wonderful ..

                  It really reminds you of those old circus carvings of long ago ..

                  you did a great job of carving and the idea is so original .

                  you did great Pete ..

                  Gene

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                    Re: Troupe of three acrobats / Father-and-sons talent show

                    Pete
                    That is one very nice carving great ideal.
                    windsong

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                    • #11
                      Re: Troupe of three acrobats / Father-and-sons talent show

                      Thanks for all of the kind comments, it was fun working on it.

                      I originally thought of having two hobos, one standing on the shoulders of another so they could peek into a high window, and it turned into this.

                      I'm thinking of another multi-figure piece at the moment, this time a couple doing the Lindyhop/Jive, but this will have to be made out of something other than 1x2x12".

                      Thanks again

                      Pete

                      PS - Hobo - the big guy threw the drum up (must have been something he ate)

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                      • #12
                        Re: Troupe of three acrobats / Father-and-sons talent show

                        I wanted to add - this piece I see as a bit more sculptural than most of my other pieces - I like the way there are circles, squares and triangles represented.

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                          Pete,
                          What a great carving. Ya got everything looking the same scale and finishing looks good. They almost look like they are out of a single piece of wood LOL. Excellent work!
                          Jim OH

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