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  • Tonight's offering - I learned something

    I learned that a lot of short strokes with a vee tool makes for a better beard. And that I like guys who look a little beat up. Face lines and notches are my attempt at that. Did I pull it off? Dont know.

    I still have to work on his eyes. I have not come up with a method that uses simple cuts yet. I want to paint the eyes on because I think these guys are too small for much detail. Oh well, it's part of the learning process, right? And I think this guy would look better with a pipe of the nose warmer variety.

    (P.s. I asked to be changed from the "Unclescott" guy since it's an old name that I no longer want to use. So "Scott78" it is. Same guy, new name.)
    Last edited by Scott78; 08-15-2019, 12:25 PM.

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    Yeah, he looks a little beat up. Weathered. Good little carving!

    Jim

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    • #3
      Looks good Scott, next try a 1/16" veiner, and it may look even better.
      If I took the time to fix all my mistakes, I wouldn,t have time to make new ones.

      www.spokanecarvers.com

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      • #4
        I've found, & this might just be the matter in which I carve, But when using a "V" if I start where I want the crease to end and work backward up the crease tor the beginning, I get a better overall crease/cut
        . . .JoeB

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        • #5
          Nicely done Scott and do know it can get tedious. Here is a short excellent video that shows even another way of doing hair/beards that was new to me. Might be of interest and it is towards the end of the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR-7VrMxjv8
          Bill
          Living among knives and fire.

          http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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          • #6
            Originally posted by woodburner807 View Post
            Nicely done Scott and do know it can get tedious. Here is a short excellent video that shows even another way of doing hair/beards that was new to me. Might be of interest and it is towards the end of the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR-7VrMxjv8
            Thanks for the link. Yes, that was an interesting way to do the hair. Actually, his whole method was fun to watch. Thanks for sharing it.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Tom Ellis View Post
              Looks good Scott, next try a 1/16" veiner, and it may look even better.
              I'll have to get me one of those... Thanks for the tip!

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              • #8
                Hi Scott , as long as you keep learning in this Hobby it will remain Interesting and Fun . I keep learning all the time but can't seem to remember just what it is that I learned . Have Fun. Merle

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                • #9
                  Updated this morning

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                  • #10
                    Very nice embellishments, Scott. The pipe is a very good addition...I also use cigars. Seems to bring them more to life...even a jug of whiskey.
                    Bill
                    Living among knives and fire.

                    http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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                    • #11
                      Yessiree, a definite improvement
                      . . .JoeB

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                      • #12
                        Nicely done, Scott! If you want even more "realism" on it, put the smallest whisp of fiber from a cotton ball on the paper so it looks like smoke. Very sparse - only 2 or 3 fibers...

                        Claude
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                        • #13
                          Well done Scott. Keep carving.

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                          • #14
                            Well, I guess my guys get to do the things I can't. This one is supposed to be a pirate with an eye patch.

                            I showed this one and one with a pipe to a friend and she asked, "Do all of your guys smoke?
                            Last edited by Scott78; 08-18-2019, 08:45 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Two more. From today. I hope nobody minds me posting these but your feedback is very much appreciated.
                              Last edited by Scott78; 08-18-2019, 03:41 PM.

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