|Project by Roman Hrytsak||posted 08-11-2011 12:21 AM||1504 views||2 times favorited||16 comments|
If there is a favourite bird to carve it would be a Downy Woodpecker. The challenge here is to capture the softness of the white feathers seen in his mantle and around his bill. My birch mount came from one of my trees that had early in it’s life succumbed to the vagaries of nature and I couldn’t throw it unto the burn pile. So the mount is real birch.
The base is a piece of wood I got from my supplier and I liked it for the grain. He said it was African Walnut and that’s what I’m reporting here. I didn’t have a large enough hole saw so I cut into the base with my bandsaw and left a bit of a cleft which seems to work well.
I hope you enjoy this piece as much as I enjoyed carving it.
-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!