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  • The rewards of the endeavor are starting to pay off
    . . .JoeB

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    • While studying this carving for the next step, it became obvious that the space just left of center needs to be dark. This is in the area where the dark & light birds are "morphing" into farm fields. So I stained it with a special dark stain that gathers itself into stripes when it dries. LOL (don't ask where to get it!) Here's a close-up. It's just above the German Shepherd:

      DN18c.jpg

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      • What an undertaking It is sure a lot of fine work. Will be really something special when finished.

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        • Thanks, Glenn. Somehow I have not convinced other carvers that a project like this is just like doing a series of caricatures or holiday ornaments. "A trip of a thousand miles begins with a single step" and all that kind of stuff.

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          • I understand where you are coming from with the single step comment.

            I spent 480 hours building a fancy flintlock rifle. Just like the piece you are doing each element of it was like a project in itself. The skill set for each element is different as well so major projects like this build our skill base up to new levels which tends to keep life interesting as it raises the question of what can I do with the new skill set and how can I add to it.

            The possibilities are limited only by ones imagination.

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            • ‚Äč‚ÄčThis design is the first of three woodcuts Escher made in 1938 based on a similar idea - a tessellation that gradually breaks apart. Five years ago I did a relief carving based on another of those 1938 woodcuts, so I became curious how long that project took - apparently two months as shown by the dates in this discussion:

              https://forum.woodcarvingillustrated...versing-design

              But in that design I didn't have to carve the landscape under the tessellated figures.

              SW11.JPG

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