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Project by mpounders posted 02-13-2015 05:01 AM 1121 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





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majuvla

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

Looks pretty realistic, awsome! Wrinkles are incredible.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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

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

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#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.

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

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

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#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

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#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

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mmh

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#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

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

very nice, i want to pet it

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#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"

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#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!"

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

Cute, I love it.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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MinerWoodworker

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

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

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