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Dragon Wood Carving, Fantasy Art

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Project by Josh Carte posted 03-21-2016 03:04 PM 1047 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I carved this dragon in a nice piece of Pine knot. Most of my wood spirit carvings are vertical and I decided to go horizontal with this one. “Puff” was quite a fun dragon to carve. All of the details, from his teeth to his eye, were carved in entirely by hand.

I carve using rotary hand tools… More specifically, a Foredom. Powered by an electric motor, a Foredom allows the carver to work his way from the rough out to the finish. I use many different burrs and sanders until I reach my desired finish.

I use just a tad bit of oil paint to accentuate my cuts…

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oldrivers

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#1 posted 03-21-2016 03:18 PM

Super! Great imageination and workmanship.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 03-21-2016 03:49 PM

Josh, this is a nice piece of work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 03-21-2016 04:30 PM

Very realistic and detailed carved dragon.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 03-21-2016 05:09 PM

Josh,

Great imagination in seeing the construct you are making evolve from the piece. I’m going to attempt a rocking horse using different carving techniques( I’ve yet to experience in real life…LOL!)

Thanks for sharing the steps.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 03-21-2016 06:10 PM

I LOVE dragons! (This one looks like the Wyvern variety to me.) Every time I see one I am reminded of the story of the Chinese artist who was asked why he only painted pictures of dragons. His response: “Because no one can tell me I did it wrong.” Great job. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#6 posted 03-21-2016 09:42 PM

Talk about “seeing something” in a piece of wood. Josh, you’re ama..(no, not big enough)...a mas…(still, not big enough)...a visio..(nope)...

-- Mark

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#7 posted 03-22-2016 12:18 AM

Awesomely awesome!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#8 posted 03-22-2016 09:06 AM

Well done mate. That is awesome detail.
Thanks for sharing.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#9 posted 03-22-2016 12:12 PM

Very Cool, Great Imagination!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#10 posted 03-22-2016 07:54 PM

Beautiful, delightful handiwork.

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#11 posted 03-25-2016 03:10 PM

Nice detail

-- J. E. Ekholdt, Wrightwood,http://www.Brooklynwoods.com

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