|Project by 3DBMe||posted 1329 days ago||1407 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
Here is another character I just finished. It’s carved from a 3” pine sphere. I am trying to get as much character as possible even if it means contorting the body into a position it could not actually attain. I wanted to have the eyes pointing in opposite directions as a real chamaleon can do but the wood grain didn’t let me. The legs are a bit more stout than the real thing but again they match the head which is oversize.
Took about 20 hours and finished with boiled linseed oil. After the surface cures and hardens I will do a bit more sanding.
I wanted to put bumps on the surface but haven’t found a successfull method of doing that yet. I tried ‘turning’ a piece of 3/8” aluminum with a dimple on the end and turned down the other side so the shank can fit my Dremmel but it got out of round and ate too much on a test piece so I dropped the texture idea for now. If anyone has a tool or idea for me to get those dimples I’d appreciate the details.
BTW: I’ve added a pic of my pet Kokopelli which I had for a few years. He has since passed and I wanted to give you all some reference. This photo is NOT retouched. He had some amazing coloring. RIP.