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Blog entry by mpounders posted 03-07-2011 07:01 AM 2921 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have little odds and ends laying around my garage….things that i carved for practice, bits and pieces started or just carved for fun, things that haven’t quite simmered enough, or were intended just as proof of concepts. Leftovers, of a sorts. The head on this guy was started just as something to do when I was at a carving club meeting several months back. It was just something to whittle on and I was showing a guy what you could do with a plain old utility knife, a fixed blade box-cutter. Over the months, I have kept messing with it. I wanted to practice ears and to really exagerate the nose to accentuate the cariacature aspects….I think some of my work that I intended as caricatures sometimes has too much of a realistic appearance, not enough humor. Then I tried a new technique I saw for doint eyes. This evolved into a basketball player, kinda Charles Barkley-like, then it started looking like a guy I used to work with! I finally decided I wanted to do something new, at least for me. I have did a few cowboys, so I was wanting to try a Native American caricature. I haven’t seen many carvings with Mohawks, so I thought i would give that a try.

I wanted to work a bit on anatomy and muscalature, so he will probably be shirtless, maybe with a bear-claw necklace or chestplate or something added. I think he will be posed with a spear in one hand, probably doing some type of dance? I am debating whether to try and animate him so that he may actually dance or just have him posed? I may just be looking for something easy….more fun rather than something complex!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#1 posted 03-07-2011 07:14 AM

Love the details you gave him! Another one that comes alive after midnight on a full moon!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 03-07-2011 07:18 AM

Way to spend some free time;.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#3 posted 03-07-2011 09:25 AM

I think I used to ride with that guy. Does he own a Harley chopper by any chance? (grin)

Excellent job.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#4 posted 03-07-2011 01:43 PM

looks like he’s gonna move any second.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#5 posted 03-07-2011 04:13 PM


--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#6 posted 03-07-2011 05:03 PM

You have given your carving a lot of character. Excellent…

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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