|Project by vakman||posted 10-30-2012 03:53 AM||1149 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
When my girlfriend asked that I made her a coat hook rack, I figured I’d respond by providing a traditional option, as well as something a little more creative.
The first image is the more interesting option. The branch used for the “hooks” fell naturally after being quite well eaten by some organism. I could only find one dried up carapace, it was about 3/4” long and had about ten abdominal sections, each with a pair of legs; some form of centipede perhaps?
The forms that the infestation had created under the bark were visually quite interesting. I used a light acrylic paint wash, sanding lightly afterwards, to give the piece a distressed look and to emphasize the network of eaten away channels left by the creatures. Gift from them to me becomes a gift from me to my lovely lady.
The second coat hook is pretty self explanatory: some classical profile, with a bit of a lip above for some potentially attractive shading.
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