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  • First caricature attempt from Pete LeClair's book

    Received Pete LeClair's book in the mail last night, so decided to dive in. Wish I'd had a bigger piece of wood (this guy is about the size of my thumb) but I guess small stuff is good practice in trying to be precise.

    He's pretty rough, I know (among other things his ears suffered a tragic mishap).

    Great book though!


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  • #2
    Oh ya, you're hocked now for sure, good job, waiting to see more
    . . .JoeB

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    • #3
      Great start Rontana and especially for the size. I started on larger caricatures and now my carvings are about the same size. 1X4 is the smallest. No way I could do tumb sized ones, although some carvers here do bottle stoppers and such.

      Make sure your knives are well sharpened or you'll get "fusses" and such. Regardless, a nice start and carving subject.



      Bill
      Living among knives and fire.

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      • #4
        Wow! good job! did you carve all night long?
        Herb

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        • #5
          Joe . . .
          yup . . . pretty hooked

          Woodburner . . .

          Thanks . . . I really need to remember to take a break a strop more often. It would make life much simpler

          Herb . . .

          Nah . . . but longer than my hands probably like. I'm guessing I'll feel this tomorrow
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          • #6
            Rotana... Keep up the good work. My first attempt at a Pete LeClair figure ended up looking like something you'd make to scare the kids at a Halloween party!

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            • #7
              Nice little carving Rontana.

              Tinwood

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              • #8
                Looks like you can use a sharper knife...keep at it.
                Keep On Carvin'
                Bob K.

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                • #9
                  You have the basic roundness of the shape well done - many beginning caricaturists tend to leave it "squarish" with just rounded corners. I was one of those, and still have trouble removing enough wood to get rid of flat sides. The sharper knife I agree with. I would suggest removing a bit more wood below the hair and behind the jaw, where it seems to stick out. Others have suggested on this forum many times to take a few photos of your carving when you think it's done, and then look at the photos...The camera eye will pick up a lot of things your own eye doesn't...
                  All in all, a great first attempt at one of Pete's patterns.

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                  • #10
                    Very nice Rontana, you did an awesome job.

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                    • #11
                      It looks like one of Pete's faces. good start.
                      Joe

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                      • #12
                        Nice job.

                        Tinwood

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