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    Hello all,
    I am new to this website. so I just thought that I say hi to all of you.
    I am new to wood carving, I have a degree in Visual Communication - Painting, but I haven't really touched wood until a month ago.

    Here is a couple of my samples that I did in the past couple of weeks, I don't know much about wood qualities and prefered species for carving and where to buy them, so all I have is pine wood boards (leftover from building a bookshelf).

    I attached some photos, unfortunatelly I had to paint the hand, as it is live size and made of two pieces of pine glued together, and around the wrist I put some hand made wood putty, which was a stupid ides as you see it cracked.

    well, thank for reading, and I am happy to meet all of you and be a part of this great website.

    best
    Mahujani

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    Re: New from Illinois

    Welcome Mahujani, for two weeks of carving that is some really good carving.
    Thanks for sharing
    Mel

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    • #3
      Re: New from Illinois

      Hello and welcome, Mahujani. It's nice to have you here. The artist in you has made the transition to wood. Very nice carvings.
      Ron T.
      http://stickcarving.webs.com/

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      • #4
        Re: New from Illinois

        I like the 2ed. face. the eyes have it.

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        • #5
          Re: New from Illinois

          Nice carving for such a short time. I ike the white face and the hand.

          Feb

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          • #6
            Re: New from Illinois

            Hello and welcome to the forum, you seems to have adapted to the transition
            rather fast.
            Thanks for sharring

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            • #7
              Re: New from Illinois

              Well, until you mentioned it was wood putty, I just assumed it was bark and painted over... Nice use of the knots on the 2nd one - a Nittany Lion??

              Claude
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              • #8
                Re: New from Illinois

                Excellent carvings! I thought about the same as Claude on the hands. I like the look of the paint and the cracks.
                My ETSY shop:
                https://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodforddellDesigns

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                • #9
                  Re: New from Illinois

                  Guys.....Maybe they are real...lol

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                  • #10
                    Re: New from Illinois

                    If you can do hands then your on your way. I hate doing hands.

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                    • #11
                      Re: New from Illinois

                      Thanks for all the replys,

                      actually, the face #2 is how I began carving, I had some leftover wood from a bookshelf broject, and this piece of wood was calling me "Carve me, carve me" with its 2 knots-eyes staring at me, so I began working with no sense of direction, untill I got that face. maybe a lion-horse-man face?...

                      By the way does anyone know where I can buy wood for carving in the Chicagoland area? I just tried Dick Blick, but they only have basswood (?), and was thinking about something darker.

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                      • #12
                        Re: New from Illinois

                        For me hands are difficult to draw let alone carve. Great job! The white face is striking

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                        • #13
                          Re: New from Illinois

                          howdy and welcome

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