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    Another one from my elf series carved in basswood inspired by Mark Gargac's elves. WearsFeathersElfFront.jpgWearsFeathersElfLt.jpgWearsFeathersRt 007.jpg

  • #2
    This is crazy good. I love the intensity of facial expression and the earrings make it so authentic looking.
    When did you carve this?

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    • #3
      Beautiful work. Love the natural finish.
      Terry

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      • #4
        Super job, Kathy! What can I say...very very very well done!
        Keep On Carvin'
        Bob K.

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        • #5
          Whew, I do believe you can carve there ma'am.
          Darned fine bit of work there Mottles. I really like the burnt in details in the headdress. Guess I'm going to have to study Mr. Gargac for a bit and see if I can pick up some pointers. Thanks for posting.

          Tinwood

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          • #6
            Nikki Hi thank you the elves are fun to carve and use your imagination to detail them. I did the series in 2009-2010. I hung up my carving tools in 2012 to learn how to loom weave and spin wool. Now I have found a new revived interest in carving again, yay.

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            • #7
              Nomad Thank you, I have got most if not all my basswood from Heinecke Wood Products they have some really nice basswood and great to do business with.

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              • #8
                Bob K. Hi and thank you for you nice compliment.

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                • #9
                  Tinwood Thank you too, You can't go wrong in studying Mark's carvings he is a very skillful carver and a good teacher. I took a Mountain Man/Wizard class from him in Creede, CO. and so happy I was able too. The woodburning was something that I like to add to my carvings and my signature earrings I make myself.


                  Scroll down to the bottom of this link
                  I'm getting ready to burn some designs into my latest WIP (untitled WIP) now titled Hopi Woman in the WIP Forum and will upload them in a day or two.
                  https://forum.woodcarvingillustrated...tled-wip/page2


                  http://www.gargacsoriginals.com/

                  Mark had a super tutorial on carving elves on WCI, with images...the actual text maybe still here but images would be gone. He does have a video on carving elves that I learned from.
                  Last edited by Mottles; 12-22-2016, 03:42 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Kathy, That is an awesome elf. First I have seen with an Indian flair. Will he be painted??...............Tom
                    If I took the time to fix all my mistakes, I wouldn,t have time to make new ones.

                    www.spokanecarvers.com

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                    • #11
                      Hi Tom, thank you. No I decided I liked him with just the woodburning and earrings. The basswood had such a nice grain I didn't want to cover it up.

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                      • #12
                        Wonderful carving Kathy.
                        Joe

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                        • #13
                          Outstanding carving Kathy! I haven't seen basswood with such prominent growth rings. Did you carve it with the nose centered on the corner of the blank? Are the ears attached pieces or part of the head block?

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                          • #14
                            JoeVM, Thank you, Happy New Year.

                            pallin Thank you, I thought when I saw the prominent growth rings it might be a distraction. Yes I carved the elf with the nose centered on the corner. The ears were carved as part of the head block. They are based on Mark Gargac's elves...I have his DVD on carving elves.
                            Happy New Year

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                            • #15
                              Nice work.

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