|Project by Druid||posted 04-06-2015 01:22 AM||1259 views||1 time favorited||20 comments|
I was just writing a note to another LJ member, describing how the grain of a piece of wood can sometimes distract from, or add to the effect of a carving. I then looked across the room at a Stylized Loon that I carved a few years ago, but for some reason I never posted it here. I found that while the wings are totally smooth, the grain pattern tends to fool the viewer’s eye into thinking that some carving was done to give the impression of feathers. On the other hand, if this same piece of wood had been used for a carving of a face, the grain would become a distraction if it showed a similar pattern across the cheeks or forehead.
The wood used for the body was Butternut, and the head was Basswood. I must admit it was a fun carving to do.
Just a bit of musing on considering the wood grain vs the item being carved.
-- John, British Columbia, Canada