LumberJocks

Bulldog

  • Advertise with us
Project by mpounders posted 02-13-2015 05:01 AM 994 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve wanted to carve a bulldog ever since we got Otis. He’s pretty interesting with his wrinkles, his smile, the way he sits. This is more of a caricature, but I like some realism in my caricatures, maybe too much at times. I like the way he looks, but I think I’m probably going to use him in a scene or a group. I think I may have him looking up at a guy eating a hamburger or something? I need to think about it some more! Thanks for looking!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com





12 comments so far

View majuvla's profile

majuvla

9120 posts in 2330 days


#1 posted 02-13-2015 07:00 AM

Looks pretty realistic, awsome! Wrinkles are incredible.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View muesli's profile

muesli

231 posts in 971 days


#2 posted 02-13-2015 08:32 AM

Hey, you cheated and posted photos of Otis instead of your carving. :)
You make wonderful carvings!

View stefang's profile

stefang

15512 posts in 2796 days


#3 posted 02-13-2015 09:28 AM

Excellent work on this Mike. He has a lot of character and charm, just like the real thing. Personally I think you struck just the right balance between caricature and realism with this one. I can’t help but wonder how you got that fine hair texture on him. Did you use a power tool for that?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View jim65's profile (online now)

jim65

809 posts in 1395 days


#4 posted 02-13-2015 10:34 AM

Very nice Mike! Looks like a western bull dog! the detail is excellent!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

View Roger's profile

Roger

19867 posts in 2266 days


#5 posted 02-13-2015 01:49 PM

I wanna give him a biscut. Wow Mike! I think if I stare at him long enough, he will move.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

View mpounders's profile

mpounders

821 posts in 2357 days


#6 posted 02-13-2015 02:19 PM



Excellent work on this Mike. He has a lot of character and charm, just like the real thing. Personally I think you struck just the right balance between caricature and realism with this one. I can t help but wonder how you got that fine hair texture on him. Did you use a power tool for that?

- stefang

Thanks all! I used both a power tool and a wood burning pen to texture the hair. I was shown a trick using stone type bits. You take a cone or wheel shaped burr with either a white or blue stone and you put a slight bend in the shaft. That makes it wobble at slow speed and creates a random hair texture! I used a pen after painting to touch it up.

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

View mmh's profile

mmh

3665 posts in 3184 days


#7 posted 02-13-2015 02:38 PM

He’s adorable and this one doesn’t drool!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

View Jeff_in_LSMO's profile

Jeff_in_LSMO

340 posts in 1802 days


#8 posted 02-13-2015 02:48 PM

very nice, i want to pet it

View johnhutchinson's profile

johnhutchinson

1195 posts in 1091 days


#9 posted 02-14-2015 03:20 AM

Absolutely amazing work !!!

But a couple fleas would be nice. :-)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

View oldnovice's profile

oldnovice

5723 posts in 2830 days


#10 posted 02-14-2015 06:40 PM

Your project has gone to the dogs, areal beautiful dog, very nice carving to say the least.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

View Eli Adamit's profile

Eli Adamit

659 posts in 2752 days


#11 posted 02-22-2015 01:47 PM

Cute, I love it.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

View MinerWoodworker's profile

MinerWoodworker

6 posts in 650 days


#12 posted 02-24-2015 02:35 AM

im a big bulldog love have had 2 already. great job on this piece.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com