|Project by Josh Carte||posted 04-16-2015 04:11 PM||879 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
“Sneak Attack” :) Lady Wood Spirit Carving….
I carved this lady in a piece of a Pine driftwood knot. Driftwood knots are much easier to work because the wind and the wave have gotten rid of all the frilly froo froo….. By that, I mean that there is not loose material that has to be removed before getting to the valuable stock. The “good wood” is directly below the surface of the outside patina- no real digging required.
Female faces are much more difficult to carve than male faces….I like to say, “It’s easy to carve an ugly female face…we just call those ‘men’. What I mean is when you begin to carve a female and everything is much blockier than one would like, it looks like a male. Refining, refining, smoothing and refining are required for female form. Most carvers share this opinion with me.
She is available in my shop:
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