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  • Heads, faces, busts, or whatever you call them.

    Over the past few months I have been carving some busts, faces, heads or what ever you call them, to try and get better at carving them. Some are small, 4" high or so, and some larger, 12" tall or so, and all have been challenging. I modelled some from old Black & White photos that I found online of "old sea dogs" and a couple just from my imagination of what some of the old Kings of England might have looked like. I can see that I have a ways to go yet before I'm happy with the results, but you can't improve unless you keep trying. Enjoy.

    Bob schooner skipper.jpgtall ship captain.jpgold Greek skipper.jpgKing Edward.jpgKing Richard the Lionhearted.jpg
    Before they slip me over the standing part of the fore sheet, let them pipe: "Up Spirits" one more time.

  • #2
    Hi Bob
    I didn't know that were friends of some my school mates, very nice carving , real nice to see all my old pals
    Bruce

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    • #3
      This is some fine carving, couple three of them make you want to snap to attention
      . . .JoeB

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      • #4
        Great carvings and the paintwork/finishing is outstanding!
        Terry

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        • #5
          Nice work, Bob!

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          • #6
            Bob, those are some fine carvings. I especially like the one in the center.

            Larry

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            • #7
              I'm with the others, nice carvings! I like the first one....whatever he is looking at brought a smile to his face and the piece did the same for me. Keep up the good work.

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              • #8
                Bob,
                Those were great practice examples. About the only people I carve are santas and they were getting "stale" so I took some caricature classes to try to get some more animation to them. We just have to keep trying and your efforts were very good.
                Donna_T
                From Missouri

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                • #9
                  Well done Bob! I guess we're not voting on them but if we were # 3 gets my vote for carving, but I got to admire your painting skills on # 5 . You've done a great job on painting those lions
                  Wayne
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                  • #10
                    Nicely done, Bob! Carving faces is one of the most challenging subjects out there and you did a great job.
                    Brandant Robinson
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                    • #11
                      You've really individualized them, that is what I like the most about them. Very nicely done.

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                      • #12
                        That's some might fine work Bob. Like a couple of the members mentioned, I too like number three the best but all are first rate. We can't all be like the great masters but we sure can give 'em hell tryin' right?

                        Tinwood

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