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  • DiLeon
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    Originally posted by donrf View Post
    Yes, he is a yellow naped amazon, and he just turned 40!
    I asked because I had one. The bird talked non stop and so good that one time neighbors thought someone broke into my house one time because they heard people talking inside my house. I had to laugh told the police it was just the bird. When I was in the process of moving to a new house......he was stolen from house at the age of 30 years. They took him, his cage and my washer machine of all things...extremely upset as he grew up with my kids.

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  • DiLeon
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    One of the issues I struggled with the owl drawing is a myth of protection, safety, and luck....I had a hard time not making him look rather mild vs...rather than something that looks like it could eat you. Too many years working on the dragon I guess. One reason to draw this out, I noticed a top master carver uses the drawing by cutting out parts and using them for measurement all the time he is carving. Owl I figure in order to be ok, I would have to use this kind of measurement device in order to keep more true to the real thing. I may have to make a few more drawings for this reason.
    Last edited by DiLeon; 01-29-2020, 07:32 PM.

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  • DiLeon
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    Drawing owl was a pure industrial arts project, math and measure, and measure plus lots of erasing lines ....all kind of rulers and more. I started with a small size drawing and when I find the drawing I liked then expanded it full size drawing using a grid drawing system. The owl was drawn ten times before I got one I liked...the wings drawn 7 times before I found a design I liked. Then the master drawing full size is used as a measuring device on the wood. Plus will be traced and cut out with bandsaw? This full-size owl is wingspan 37 inches, Pueo is 16 inches long...now all we need is what kind of wood am I going to use? Two weeks of messing with this drawing. Sorry the paper is about 30 years old. IMG_0018.JPGIMG_0026.JPG

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  • donrf
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    Yes, he is a yellow naped amazon, and he just turned 40!

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  • Tinwood
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    I can hardly wait!

    Tinwood

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  • Nebraska
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    Look forward to watching the progress of this project.

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  • woodburner807
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    Sure an interesting project Di and looking forward to seeing how it progresses

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  • Merle Rice
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    Hi Di , I'll be watching also . You pick some good Subjects carve . Merle

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  • DiLeon
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    Originally posted by donrf View Post
    Sounds awesome. Please post your progress.
    Asking a question is that a yellow nape amazon parrot, do you have one?

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  • donrf
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    Sounds awesome. Please post your progress.

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  • DiLeon
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    Hawaiian owl

    Ok I found it and made the decision, next project is going to be a full-frontal wall hanging of the Pueo. First time I saw the owl, he was in front of my car at night and I had to stop the car to what I thought was a dog sitting in the road....and got out the car to chase it away. Only it was clear when it flew aways it was one of our very rare owls endemic to the islands. I was shocked at the 45 inch wing span which looked white. From what I know I am one of a very few to see the owl. In Hawai‘i , owls are creatures of myth. Owls are said to rescue lost souls from the underworld and guide armies to safety. Hawaiian legends say the god Kāne took the form of an owl in the battle to protect his people.
    7ac10e38415fd532e2c1d43ce29096d8.jpgSo next step to draw the owl ...which I have to plan out do to massive details....think I will make the Pueo full size. People have told me seeing the owl is good luck ...such could use some lately.
    Last edited by Claude; 09-11-2020, 06:20 PM. Reason: typo
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