|Project by mpounders||posted 05-09-2011 04:32 AM||1817 views||4 times favorited||11 comments|
The feared, the revered, the belove-ed mascot of the Arkansas Razorbacks! My daughter and her fiancee are both graduates of the University of Arkansas, and she has mentioned several times previously that she wanted a Razorback carving. And she warned me that I shouldn’t get too carried away in adding too many realistic details….. she wanted it to look like the official mascot/logo. So I had to restrain myself, but it still looks pretty good. I relief carved it and was able to add more dimension, giving the teeth and muscles more definition than the normal design just painted on a flat piece of wood. I wood burned some of the areas to prevent paint from bleeding and to give me some guidelines after the initial coat of red acrylic paint. Ashley and John are happy with the result and are now deciding how it should properly be displayed….perhaps a small spotlight or a perpetual flame of some sort? Thanks for looking!
-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com