|Project by BassBully||posted 02-15-2009 10:01 AM||2610 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I carved this chipmunk for my wife as a Christmas present in 2008. I’m not really sure if it’s a chipmunk or a squirrel. The reason why I don’t know is because I purchased it as a rough-out, it came with a few pictures of what it’s suppose to look like, and although the picture labeled itself as a chipmunk, it had more squirrel qualities in my opinion. Anyway, my wife likes it so that’s all that matters.
After carving it I burned in the hair, applied a base coat of paint and then dry brushed the rest of the paint on.
I did this project at the Wood Chip Shop in Des Moines where I was taking a carving class. If you’re in Des Moines, that’s the place to go to learn carving. Inside the store, there are many completed carving projects which is inspiring. Some carvings are the owner’s and some are the student’s. It’s neat to see what other people are working on and what can be done with a lot of practice.
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