|Project by dlcarver||posted 03-11-2008 11:20 PM||1111 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This regal looking fellow is handcarved from basswood, painted with acrylics then finished with several coats of satin varnish. He is life-size about 19” or 20” long. The rump has been notched out with a saw to accept the tail, then the whole rump area is built up and around with auto body putty, then shaped and carved. I try to make the tail a stronger wood than basswood…. usually maple if I can find some laying around someplace…. cherry would also work.
THANKS FOR VIEWING MY GALLERY!
-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,http://dlcarver.etsy.com