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    It doesn't happen often, but I completed a carving over the Christmas break. Now I need to learn to take good photos. There's a couple of progress pics then the finished carving.
    I think the wood is a piece of maple, I know I rescued it from the firewood years ago as it looked interesting for carving. Her body is finished in tung oil, the rest just a matte seal.

  • #2
    Nice work, Steev! I like the thinness and cut-throughs.

    Claude
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    • #3
      Steev,
      I think Claude is right really nice job. One of those pieces that gets extra credit points for creativity.
      Ed
      Living in a pile of chips.
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      • #4
        Hi Steev
        I think you have done a masterpiece in the that piece of fire wood,maple wood is likely one of hardest woods to work with, again very nice carving, love the cut throughs
        Bruce

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        • #5
          Way to go Steev, you brought it off. Visual study lesson for hardwood detail.
          I like the lack of detail in the design. Wasn't ever necessary, was it?
          Brian T

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          • #6
            Very nice Steev.
            Joe

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            • #7
              Pictures.
              Plan a homogeneous background that isn't a distraction.
              #1 is a "hair light" which illuminates the carving from behind.
              #2 is a stronger "fill light" from off to the side to soften shadows.
              #3 is the "key light" that is hot enough to cast a shadow under the nose and chin.

              In this day and time?
              I'd be running 3 x 9W LED lights and use distance to soften #1 and #2.
              Oh yeah = turn off the room lights so you have full control.
              Digital is cheap, mess with the lights and take a bunch of shots.
              Look for the shadows in the sales flyer pictures with your newspaper.
              Brian T

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              • #8
                Well done. Nice carving.

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                • #9
                  Like it looks good - well done

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                  • #10
                    Wow, stunning carving from a piece of rescued firewood, Steev. Nice visualizing what was in the wood and the carving of it.
                    Bill
                    Living among knives and fire.

                    http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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                    • #11
                      I guess there was a reason for saving the piece of wood & it gladly showed off your carving skills, nicely done
                      . . .JoeB

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                      • #12
                        Excellent work Steev, great use of the wood.
                        Etsy Store-KarolinaKarver

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                        • #13
                          I admire your ability to "see" what was in the wood and then to pull it off in maple, I am really impressed!

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                          • #14
                            Excellent carving, Steev! That's quite a nice piece of firewood! Very creative work!
                            Keep On Carvin'
                            Bob K.

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                            • #15
                              Hi Steev , Good work , has a lot of Eye Appeal . Merle

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