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Maya Studying - A Scrollsaw Portrait

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Project by KnotCurser posted 983 days ago 1378 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a commissioned piece from one of our fellow LumberJocks, “vipond33”.

Gene contacted me a week or so ago and asked if I would be willing to create a portrait of his daughter, Maya.

I was honored to be asked and agreed immediately – he sent me a few pictures and wound up actually ordering two of them! This is the first one, finished and ready for shipment to the “great white north”. The second in the series is here.

The work measures 10×11 inches and is cut from 1/8” Baltic Birch Plywood.

This is the first time trying to cut a sweater – trying to get it to look fuzzy was “interesting” to say the least. The pencil was also a slight mental block as well as I didn’t quite know how to highlight it against the sweater.

The finish, as always, is a soak in lemon oil and a backing of thick felt.

Enjoy – and I certainly hope Gene enjoys it! ;-)

PS: I did ask permission from Gene to post both my work as well as the actual picture of his daughter. He most graciously agreed. He asked me to save a spot to post a picture of this after he builds a frame for it.

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com





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SPalm

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#1 posted 983 days ago

That little girl already stole my heart once, and here she is doing it again.

Hat’s off to all three of you,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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404 - Not Found

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#2 posted 983 days ago

Great job, are you transfering that image by hand or creating a lith effect in photoshop and using a paper template?
However you’re doing it, you captured the image beautifully.

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KnotCurser

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#3 posted 983 days ago

Renners,

I am most certainly using PhotoShop and other utilities to create the pattern on the computer. I then print it out and affix it to the workpiece for cutting.

I did an instructional blog on how I create patterns here: http://lumberjocks.com/KnotCurser/blog/24839

Obviously, this pattern was a tad more detailed than the one in the blog, but I used similar methods.

Thanks for the compliment!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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404 - Not Found

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#4 posted 983 days ago

Didn’t see that before, that all makes perfect sense. I used to be a Mac operator and love bringing the functionality of programs like Illustrator and Photoshop into my woodwork, whether for designing or making templates. 100% accurate 100% of the time.

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degoose

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#5 posted 983 days ago

Man oh man… so fantastically lifelike…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Pete Jansen

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#6 posted 983 days ago

That’s a great one for sure. Beautiful job, I love the sweater texture.

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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rance

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#7 posted 983 days ago

Nicely done Bob. Seems that there’s always a new twist to each of these. Nice job on the sweater and the other interpolations.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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sawdust55109

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#8 posted 983 days ago

Wonderful likeness.
You definitely have the knack for this.

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vipond33

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#9 posted 983 days ago

Just saw it and am pleased as punch! Ridiculously delighted!
Thanks Bob for taking the time and interest to make a fellow LJ happy.
How about showing a scrolled portrait of yourself sometime?

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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KnotCurser

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#10 posted 983 days ago

Gene,

You are most welcome Sir!

A self-portrait? Hmmmm….......... I will have to think about that…... You know the saying “Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes straight to the bone?” ;-)

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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lanwater

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#11 posted 983 days ago

Well Done!

It looks great and very much resembles the original picture.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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