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  • A larger Santa / Wizard

    Another work in progress. Some say he looks grumpy.
    Carving since 2017

  • #2
    Nice carving and composition. Like the way the hair and beard flows in a nice curve. How large?
    Bill
    Living among knives and fire.

    http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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    • #3
      For comparison. 1-3/4" sq blank. 2-1/4" wide x 7" tall
      Carving since 2017

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      • #4
        Maybe he got no milk and cookies, none the last, it looks like it is going to be a good carving
        . . .JoeB

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        • #5
          Thanks Unclescott and the larger one is a great size.
          Bill
          Living among knives and fire.

          http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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          • #6
            Pretty cool looking!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by joepaulbutler View Post
              Maybe he got no milk and cookies, none the last, it looks like it is going to be a good carving
              Probably. My son said he looked like an angry Gandalf. I'll try to cheer him up! Thanks! Man I am having fun!
              Carving since 2017

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              • #8
                Reminds me of Fu Manch lol
                Last edited by papasar; 08-05-2019, 07:46 AM.
                Every day should be unwrapped like a precious gift.

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                • #9
                  Nice job overall...I like the curves and curls you put into it. I think you can still change the eyes if you want to by making them into more like arches. That means you will have to take wood off the outsides of the eyes to bring them down. You might even carve out a bit off the top center of the eyes to sort of raise them at that point. I can post a picture of what I mean if you really want one. Otherwise, there is nothing wrong with an angry wizard. I've carved lots of them that way.
                  Keep On Carvin'
                  Bob K.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bob K. View Post
                    Nice job overall...I like the curves and curls you put into it. I think you can still change the eyes if you want to by making them into more like arches. That means you will have to take wood off the outsides of the eyes to bring them down. You might even carve out a bit off the top center of the eyes to sort of raise them at that point. I can post a picture of what I mean if you really want one. Otherwise, there is nothing wrong with an angry wizard. I've carved lots of them that way.
                    Thanks! I'm assuming that I will have to decide which way he will be looking first, and make the arches off center to follow the eyes, correct? One closer to the nose, and one more toward the outer corner of the eye is what I was thinking.
                    Carving since 2017

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                    • #11
                      I think Mike's advice is good! But before you decide where to cut, take a mirror and put it in front of you, or use your cell phone in selfie-mode, and see how the corners of your eyes and eyebrows look when you look to one side or the other. The best pattern you can have for eyes is your own reflection in a mirror...

                      Claude
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Claude View Post
                        I think Mike's advice is good! But before you decide where to cut, take a mirror and put it in front of you, or use your cell phone in selfie-mode, and see how the corners of your eyes and eyebrows look when you look to one side or the other. The best pattern you can have for eyes is your own reflection in a mirror...

                        Claude
                        I'm afraid I'll break the camera but I'll give it a try...
                        Carving since 2017

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                        • #13
                          You don't have to get too fancy with the eye arches. Just cut them in and the location of where you paint the eye dots will take care of the rest.
                          Keep On Carvin'
                          Bob K.

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