Greenman Chris (Self-Portrait)

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Project by FlairWoodworks posted 1164 days ago 882 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 -- --

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#1 posted 1163 days ago

Nicely done, you can tell from your pattern that they look very close, i heard before that Da vinci used the pounce wheel method to paint his famous ceiling!!! well done!!

-- "the future's uncertain and the end is always near" J. Morrison

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#2 posted 1163 days ago

Very nice carving, even if it is just a little beyond my skills (I am still trying to learn how to sharpen my knife)
I like all the details. Now, just when I was getting over my paranoia, and getting rid of men from Area 51,
I have a green man following me with his eyes. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#4 posted 1163 days ago

I think that it looks nice. Good work.

-- 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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#5 posted 939 days ago

very kool.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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