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Plow horse relief carving

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Project by DocT posted 04-20-2009 04:49 PM 4131 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first relief carving. I was inspired by the power and motion of a drawing in an old art book. The carving itself is about 3” x 7” and is in a scrap of red alder.

I apologize for the quality of the photography. I have been trying to improve the photos of all of my projects. This relief carving was indeed a challenge. The light source and position make such a dramatic difference, it’s very hard to capture the carving detail.

-- tracyturnerstudio.com





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Jimthecarver

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#1 posted 04-20-2009 04:52 PM

Wow….you did a great job for your first relief carving.
Well done!
Thanks for sharing

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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ND2ELK

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#2 posted 04-20-2009 10:34 PM

Very nice for the first one. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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rodb

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#3 posted 04-20-2009 11:13 PM

Very nice.
keep it up.
Thanks for sharing.
Rod

-- R

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#4 posted 04-20-2009 11:43 PM

Very good first try. What book is the page from?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 04-21-2009 06:31 AM

Super work, especially for the first time. Very impressive.

-- Dan Wiggins

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DocT

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#6 posted 04-21-2009 06:49 AM

Topamax-
The page is from “The Art of Animal Drawing” by Hultgren (he was a Disney animator). The book is from the ‘50s. His take on art is inspiring. As you would expect from an animator, it is all about lines of strain and motion.

-- tracyturnerstudio.com

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 04-21-2009 08:04 AM

Thanks. The guy behind the plow looks just like my dad did, but he used mules.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Pimzedd

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#8 posted 04-21-2009 01:53 PM

Nice work. Your artistic talent shows. I want to give relief carving a try. Doubt my first effort will be up to this standard.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#9 posted 04-21-2009 10:37 PM

Even for beginning, you did a great job choosing a good design. That’s a solid for any project. Great carving!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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