Diving Otter

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Project by Cookie posted 09-20-2009 01:49 PM 1326 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I wanted to try a partial Carving / partial Woodburning. I’m not sure I will do it again. The prior carving restricts the woodburning (I guess if the carving part is perfect, you dont have that problem :). I don’t know if I will try this again or not. I had a long piece of Cedar left over from another carving (That isn’t finished) and found a use for it in this piece. Its 10” wide and 34” long. I finished it with Polycrylic.

-- Doris Oakwood Ga

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#1 posted 09-21-2009 02:23 AM

Very nice looking and you capture the curious look that otters have.

-- Joanne, New York,

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#2 posted 09-21-2009 05:20 PM

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#3 posted 09-19-2010 08:40 PM

You don’t seem completely pleased with this piece, but I have to say that I really like the mixed medial combination of burning/carving. The sleek seal slipping into more turbulant water. I like the opposition there. I think if the opportunity arises you should try more of this technique. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#4 posted 09-20-2010 02:40 AM

Maybe I will. I like the piece, I just see a lot of flaws in it. I’m sure I would get better at it if I continued to experiment. Thanks for the nice comment.

-- Doris Oakwood Ga

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