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  • Glenn Jennings
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    Hi Merl, Joe,
    Thanks for the nice comments guys. Am really enjoying this part of the project.

    Hi Guys,
    Have finished the 4th of the 5 critters for this piece. This one was quite hard to figure out as the cheetah cub photo showed the cub as a ball of fluff with a couple of stripes and eyes.

    There was a quite a bit of "guesstimation" going on to define the levels and planes to exhibit the facial features while retaining the "fluffy Baby look."

    When carved the head looked way too wide and kind of flat. But it was as close as I could get it. The pyrography made the piece come to life with the darker areas defining the "look "as did the painting of the eyes. Was really interesting to do.

    I used 3 different heat settings on the razortip unit and altered the speed I worked at to give me variations on each setting. Looks to have worked out ok that way I think.
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  • JoeVM
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    Nice work Glenn. You are getting good at carving & burning all those critters.

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  • Merle Rice
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    Hi Mate. Darn good lookin Chicken . Ha,Ha. Your Hot Pen work is just Outstanding . Really looking forward in seeing it finished . Merle

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  • Glenn Jennings
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    Hi Merle, Claude,
    Thanks Guys for the nice comments. I'm kind of into eye candy Merle so yipee ki yay if it all comes off ok. hehehe


    Greetings all
    Have completed the 3rd of the 5 pices to be done on this piece.

    I decided to have a go at the eagle that Dileon posted This will be the only bird on this project and is a tribute to all you guys from USA that have contributed to the making of this piece.

    2 years ago I wouldn't have thought that this was a possibility for me to achieve but by studying the work you do and taking on board the comments you make on different aspects of our craft It has become possible for me to enjoy this aspect of working with wood and for that I am truly thankful. I used a bit of colour on the beak and eye to lift the aesthetic appeal of the piece but haven't gone the whole hog and painted the rest white. I thought the white would be just a bit too far out of keeping with the rest of the piece.

    Comments on this are welcome!!!! as I am in 2 minds on it.

    I have taken one photos centre and one to left and right to try and show the depth. Is intersting how the eyes seem to follow you. hehehe.
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    Last edited by Glenn Jennings; 10-11-2021, 09:15 PM.

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  • Claude
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    Looking good, Glenn!

    Claude

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  • Merle Rice
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    Hi Mate, you really got the Realism working with the Hot Pen . Gona be a Great Piece of Eye Candy . Merle

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  • Glenn Jennings
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    Hi Merle
    Thanks buddy.


    Made a bit more progress over the last couple of days. 3 more items to go on this piece.
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  • Merle Rice
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    Hi Glenn , the Effort your putting into this Project is showing up Great . Lookin Good , Mate. Merle

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  • Glenn Jennings
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    Hi Dirk
    Thanks for the kind words buddy. So Far so good!! Hope the rest goes ok hehe.

    Greetings all,
    Have started the third panel which will have 5 carvings of birds and animals on it. There is no particular theme to the project. I am just picking animals I like that I think I have a chance of creating to a reasonable standard.

    This first piece of the 5 took me two days to get to a point where I thought it was ok. Will do some background tomorrow all going well.
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    Last edited by Glenn Jennings; 10-06-2021, 11:49 PM.

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  • wasserretter
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    Great stuff you are showing.

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  • Glenn Jennings
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    Hi Ed that is high praise from a master carver!!! Many thanks for the kind words.

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  • Nebraska
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    Very nice work Glenn going to be beautiful.

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  • Glenn Jennings
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    Thanks Claude. A big thanks to you on this one for the info you sent. hehehe.

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  • Claude
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    They look great, Glenn!

    Claude

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  • Glenn Jennings
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    Hi Merle, Randy,
    Many thanks for the kind words guys. Am feeling a bit more confidant about it now as I think the last one is my best yet. Keep looking at how to approach it at each step of the way and it looks to be working. The squirel head was hard as getting the detail was finicky as a small piece of wood taken off it would change everything.


    Greetings all
    The second panel is now finished and has had 1 coat of sealer put on it. Am pretty happy with it.
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