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    Here is the completed carving of the NA Indian I shared with everyone earlier. I will be painting some of the carvings but keeping the colors very light. I'm mixed about the buffalo headdress. I tried small and and large horns and this is what I came up with. He has strong features as you can see from his brow, chin and prominant nose. The neck piece and beads were an experiment. I may be posting the finished product later tonight

    Patrick

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    Oops. Here are the pics.
    Patrick

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      Patrick,I am very impressed.The detail is supurb and has just a strong look about him.Tell me,are you going to stay with the basswood vrs.the birch or are you just mixing it up a bit.I personally really enjoy and learn from your carvings.Thanx,Davy

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        Nice NA Patrick.

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          Patrick:
          Great job on the Indian carving,keep up the great job.
          Mark N. Akers
          My Etsy Store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/KarolinaKarver

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            Wow Patrick,
            You put lots of thought into the details and executed them very well. I really like his looks. Earl

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              Patrick,man oh man, you sure nailed that one right on, I don't think I've seen one any better, congratulations on a beautiful piece of art. To me, it would be a shame to put any paint on him, that's just my opinion.
              Cliff

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                I typically go with what's available. I'm low on logs so I had picked up several pieces of basswood to do some wall hanging style carvings. I seem to carve either poplar or birch during the warmer months. All I have left is some raw basswood logs which are not my favorite...the dried basswood is much better.

                Originally posted by woodtrapper
                Patrick,I am very impressed.The detail is supurb and has just a strong look about him.Tell me,are you going to stay with the basswood vrs.the birch or are you just mixing it up a bit.I personally really enjoy and learn from your carvings.Thanx,Davy

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                  Too late Cliff, I just finished painting him. I think you'll like him just the same. I'm waiting for the sealer to dry so I can put satin wax to him to bring out the detail. I'll be posting the finished carving soon.
                  Patrick

                  Originally posted by tucker1931
                  Patrick,man oh man, you sure nailed that one right on, I don't think I've seen one any better, congratulations on a beautiful piece of art. To me, it would be a shame to put any paint on him, that's just my opinion.
                  Cliff

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                    Hey Patrick, he is just wonderful he does have very strong features and is a fearsome foe. I like the buffalo headdress and the horns look so natural. You are really getting good at these Indian carvings. Looking forward to seeing him painted.
                    Kathy

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                      OK Patrick, I think it's time for you to Quit your Day Job. Excellant Carving,looking forward to the finished piece. Merle

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                        I wish I could quite my day job Merle...perhaps I could go part time.

                        Thanks everyone for your praise and encouragement - means a lot hearing from your peers. Well here he is painted. This is the closest I have ever come to doing a bust but he's designed to be hung on the wall. He's got a mean look to him but it adds character
                        Patrick

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                          Patrick, I take it all back, Man oh Man, he's downright nasty, wouldn't wanna run into that puppy one nite in a dark alley. Excellent job there old buddy , keep 'em comming they're great.
                          Cliff

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                            First rate carving Patrick ,of course your carvings always are first rate. Skip

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                              he turned out very nice, patrick :-) not meant as critique, but only sharing an observation, he looks quite joung, despite the wrinkles you added....
                              i love the way you painted him in the soft brown colors. can you expand a little how you did that ? with stains ? or with oil colors, or acrylic... i would like try something, maybe even softer, like this too

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