|Project by FlairWoodworks||posted 06-14-2011 03:55 AM||1172 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
This relief carving in butternut is in the style of greenmen (as in faces emerging from the woods, not goofy guys who dress in green leotards and go to hockey games).
First, I took a suitiable picture of myself and printed it out. Then I added in the leaves and vines. I transferred the pattern onto a butternut blank about 8×12” using pounce wheels. With a black marker I redrew the design, connecting the dots left by the pounce wheel.
I started the carving by outlining the design with a V-tool. Then I relieved the background and carved the face before finally detailing the leaves.
As you walk by the carving hung on a wall, you notice that the eyes follow you!
-- Chris Wong -- http://flairwoodworks.wordpress.com --