|Project by koraile||posted 05-31-2014 10:19 PM||1630 views||9 times favorited||19 comments|
The plate my grandfather turned so many years ago is finaly done. Its one of those Things you only carve on when the mood is right, its kind of been With me for so long its weird to finaly be done.
My grandfather turned it over 20 years ago at least and left it in a corner, afther he passed away i found it and thought it sad if it wasent finished, the drawing i combined a old skandinavian style With a style from marocco and just let my fantasy run free. I met a old woodcarver in marocco that i talked With during a vacation, his son and grandson was also Carvers, so both me and my father had a interesting time talking With them since im the 8 generation in a straight line of Carvers in my Family. I had the plate along, i usualy bring something to carve or Draw on when traveling, and let the style of the area and Family i met inspire me.
I used 5 irons to carve it, its a tricy one, every leaf have so many cutts, and a v-iron just wouldent suffice for what i had in mind. I just carved a hour or 2 now and then when in that Perfect mood, so it have followed me for 7 years since i started drawing. I drew the pattern directly from my mind and onto the Wood.
The last Nights i have worked basicaly 24/7 on it, as always when Close to finishing a longtime Project i get so mentaly into it, there is not possible for me to let go before its done. As always im exausted when done. Treated With 7 layers of benar eatch With its own mix, afther the 3 layer i putt in the pigment to get the contrast.
Pictures from the carving prosess in this blogg: http://lumberjocks.com/koraile/blog/38428
Hope you enjoy it, i enjoyed carving it and finishing what my grandfather started.
-- Bard son of iver