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Project by Roman Hrytsak posted 05-04-2012 08:43 PM 1379 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had spent a good ten years developing my bird carving skills when I decided to carve a house wren. For a mount I carved a wrinkled old boot and the rest is history. I enjoy doing both types of carvings but there is more fun doing a stylized boot.
Tupelo wood was the main wood and acrylics where the paints used.
Enjoy!

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!





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Martyroc

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#1 posted 05-04-2012 09:50 PM

Hi Roman, that looks just about as worn as my boots, seriously great carving and for some reason the bird looks natural to be with that boot. I will chalk that up to a great vision you had in this project.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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mtnwild

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#2 posted 05-04-2012 09:53 PM

Super!! Wow, that just feels right. Bird and boot. Fantastic concept and carving. That wren is outstanding!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 05-04-2012 09:57 PM

Now that is some fantastic carving and painting skills !!
It reminds me of a small bird “sculpture” that I own : )
How much are you going to sell it for ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Roman Hrytsak

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#4 posted 05-04-2012 10:01 PM

Thanks for all your comments. That one went for $500.

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 05-04-2012 10:04 PM

WOW , That’s great !! I couldn’t imagine how many hours you had into it .

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 05-04-2012 10:57 PM

Roman… are you saying that this is the boot that started it all? I love the combination of bird and boot and I bet with the stand removed, folks would have to study it hard to see it was all wood. Great piece.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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Roman Hrytsak

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#7 posted 05-05-2012 12:31 AM

Spoontaneous – It is one of the prototypes. There were many refinements to today’s boots!

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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Northwest29

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#8 posted 05-05-2012 12:50 AM

Roman – another winner there. Excellent work, as always. Thanks for giving us a look.

Ron

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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jaykaypur

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#9 posted 05-05-2012 02:57 AM

Another work of art. Very well done.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Roger

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#10 posted 05-05-2012 12:18 PM

Very beautiful details. Both look so very real.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#11 posted 05-05-2012 10:06 PM

what a great piece Roman, your carvings are always fabulous to see, I like this one where youn have combined your skills with birds & boots, : ))
well done again

Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Rustic

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#12 posted 05-06-2012 08:37 PM

I hope I am that good of a carver soon. Awesome job

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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