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Project by mpounders posted 05-08-2012 01:19 AM 1552 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got my shed remodeled and found time to paint this old fellow. This from a roughout by Roger Stegall who gave me some tips on improving my carvings, that I am trying to incorporate. When I get advice, I try and take it! He suggested making deeper undercuts to improve the shadow lines, and I have tried to use those techniques in my last few carvings. I hope to get the other painted in a few days. Thanks for looking!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com





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#1 posted 05-08-2012 01:21 AM

Another winner Mike!

Ron

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#2 posted 05-08-2012 01:25 AM

hey mike, this makes me wanna say ho ho ho…what a jolly ole fella, what a great job on this one…

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#3 posted 05-08-2012 01:42 AM

Looks good,

-- Jeff,

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#4 posted 05-08-2012 01:54 AM

I do like the heavier shadow-lines … adds something.

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#5 posted 05-08-2012 02:00 AM

Very expressive!

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#6 posted 05-08-2012 02:26 AM

Impressive character development. Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 05-08-2012 02:56 AM

Cool, Looks almost like he’s going to say something.

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

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#8 posted 05-08-2012 08:17 AM

Nice work Mike, I love the nose.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#9 posted 05-08-2012 09:14 AM

Good job Mike.
flint

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#10 posted 05-08-2012 09:38 AM

Wow that is cool and well done. I wish I was that artistic. Great job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 05-08-2012 11:29 AM

this is wonderful, Mike. Just really great.

helluvawreck
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#12 posted 05-08-2012 12:10 PM

Really nice!

-- Chuck

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#13 posted 05-08-2012 12:22 PM

The details you talk about really bring him to life. You are a carve-master Mike

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#14 posted 05-09-2012 12:06 AM

Really nice, great carve!

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#15 posted 05-09-2012 03:19 AM

one more to my add list nice work

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

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