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Birds to Boots

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Project by Roman Hrytsak posted 816 days ago 1291 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 816 days ago

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 816 days ago

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 816 days ago

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 816 days ago

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 816 days ago

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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Spoontaneous

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#6 posted 815 days ago

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 815 days ago

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 815 days ago

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 815 days ago

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 815 days ago

Very beautiful details. Both look so very real.

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

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peteg

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#11 posted 814 days ago

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 814 days ago

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

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

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