Caricature Faces II - Another Day at a Carving Seminar

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Project by Woodbridge posted 11-09-2013 02:30 AM 1895 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since retiring almost two years ago and beginning my particpation with LumberJocks, I have been exposed to so many different aspects of woodworking. I’ve been fortunate to be able to attend a number of local seminars (at Lee Valley) and try these different woodworking types first hand.

My next chair will include a significant figurative carving so I am still working at building up my confidence with carving. Recently I attended a second caricature carving seminar. The focus of the senminar is to understand how to set up the structure of a human face and by the end of the day you walk away with one completed face and another roughed-out to complete as homework. It was a fun day and a great opportunity to learn more about carving from a very skilled instructor. Now on to carving that chair!

The carving is done on a quartered piece of basswwod and is about 12 inches tall.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#1 posted 11-09-2013 02:38 AM

You’re getting better and better! Looking forward to your next masterpiece!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 11-09-2013 03:34 AM

Who were you models for these two guys?

-- CC, Richmond Hill, Ontario

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#3 posted 11-09-2013 04:35 AM

Great job. You show the emotion of the face.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 11-09-2013 12:39 PM

Way Cool peter !!!Your a fast learner..Looks great..

-- Dennis Stallings; I am what I am,And that's all what I am...

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#5 posted 11-09-2013 03:50 PM

Wow Peter! Great carvings!! I find it hard to believe you’re in the ‘learning stage’ though!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#6 posted 11-09-2013 04:18 PM

These look great. You must have learned a lot.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 11-09-2013 05:52 PM

sweet … you do nice work. You have found your calling

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 11-10-2013 06:20 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.


-- Staring up to admire your Halo,usually creates a pain in the neck!

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