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    Hi all things have been a bit busy, but I made a mistake yesterday and didn't want to completly waste the wood..but maybe I should have.

    Any way I took two hours to do a light relief carving. Its pretty rough yet but the wood is cherry and is really more like basa. for cherry it is really soft. Awyway .....ramble ramble

    Ash

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    Re: Quick Portrait of Sitting Bull

    Ash .. from what I see now and knowing your skills with carving ..

    I would say this piece is going to be a winner ..

    Please show when your finished ..

    Thats going to be a beautiful piece ..

    Gene

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    • #3
      Re: Quick Portrait of Sitting Bull

      Hi Ash, looks like you have a mighty good start, please keep us updated on your progress.
      Kathy

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      • #4
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        I can tell this is going to be a great carving. I can't wait to see the work on it and the finished piece.. Your portraits have inspired me to try to see what I can do. Nothing like yours of course.. Charlotte

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        • #5
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          Ash,
          He looks great, with your skills we are in for a treat - we are waiting for new pictures.
          Fred

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          • #6
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            Ash,
            I think that is going to be one great carving , make sure you show us the finished product. good job.
            Jim

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            • #7
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              Ash, looks like your off to a great start, can't wait to see the finished product!
              GaryMc

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              • #8
                Re: Quick Portrait of Sitting Bull

                Now wait a minute guys dont build him up too much he wont be able to get his hat on. What skills are we talking about do you guys remember the kangeroo in the rail fence.(Lol) All kidding aside I know Garry will do justice to this piece just didnt want his head to swell too much.
                Colin
                Jim - The Doing is as much fun as the Viewing!
                Jackson, MS

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                • #9
                  Re: Quick Portrait of Sitting Bull

                  I am not sure why it had to be quick...he's Sitting! Now if he was Running Bull, that would be understandable
                  "Lif iz lik a box "o" choc lets, ya nevr kno whut yull git!"

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                  • #10
                    Re: Quick Portrait of Sitting Bull

                    Thanks for the support guys.

                    Hope I can earn it .

                    Collin your right .. I will go to Kanaroos rofl


                    Hi-ho .... *shakes head*

                    lol

                    Ash

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                    • #11
                      Re: Quick Portrait of Sitting Bull

                      Will be keeping an eye out as you progress Ash. This should be a nice carving. This picture come from a pattern or somewhere else?
                      Patrick

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                      • #12
                        Re: Quick Portrait of Sitting Bull

                        Thanks Patrick,

                        It is from an orginal 1800's photo, when Sitting Bull was with the wild west show that I converted to a line pattern. There were a lot of things I liked about the photo. One is that Sitting bull was frowning which really high lighted the creases in the face. The second was that his eyes are closed I assume from the flash pan and in doing so resulted in really making his eyes stand out with those impressive features. Then those powerful hands. Showing his age and the strength of a life of hardships.

                        So hopefully I can get those effects correct.

                        Garry

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                        • #13
                          Re: Quick Portrait of Sitting Bull

                          Just an update ,

                          Wasn't happy with the cherry, so I changed to curly maple, seems to be holding detail much better . I am pretty happy with the face now. So since you asked to see progress.

                          Ash

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                          • #14
                            Re: Quick Portrait of Sitting Bull

                            Well the carving is finished except for cleaning up the fuzzy's and putting the finsh on.

                            The first pic is with flash that shows the wood grain, the last one has a ruler to show size.
                            Ash

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                            • #15
                              Re: Quick Portrait of Sitting Bull

                              Garry, beautiful! You make me want to sneak out of the studio office and go do some carving.

                              His cheek bones are to die for ... and the simplicity of the eye carving is fantastic. Love the cut out silhouette especially on such thin wood.

                              I would love to see a close up of his face into the neck area. Necks are so very hard to capture correctly and I do believe that you have done so.

                              Great work.

                              Susan
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