|Project by koraile||posted 02-17-2014 08:46 PM||1722 views||11 times favorited||31 comments|
Dragon portal in one of the Family styles, its a pretty big portal. Not the most detailed one i have made, but certainly the biggest. This portal was a order made to my father and uncels Company, and the 4 of us carved it together, so i have only carved the full left side, and the border pattern and pillars around the door
( we have made a New door, this one was just a temporary one, wile the proper one got carved.) i also carved the 4 pillars in front of the door, they dont show in these pics, but they are pretty big to.
Im not sure if i should even try to start explaining the prosses of making it, But a few details. Its made in slow growing pine from the highlands, and its all handcarved, we only used a hand cutter to take Down the Depth of the pattern, witch is ca 10 cm. The rest is made by hand. The pillars is turned, then a smal piece is cut away to make a plane for it to attatch it to the pattern edge.
The the Brown tint oil is a special Family recipe. Its added in layers, then we use Cotton fabric to rub it of on the topps, so the bottoms are even dark, then the pattern wary from light on the topps to dark in the low parts to enhance the shadow effect of the pattern.
Its abouth 4,5 meters high. And Was a realy challenging and exiting Project, especialy because of the size and weight combined With the wery deep pattern.
Im not going to Write to mutch abouth this one, it was made for a private customer. Its one of the few bigger Projects im alowed to use publicly, but this specific pattern are heavily copyrighted by the owner, so please dont try to copy the patterns. Just a advice. This guy have a army of lawyers :)
Hope you enjoy it as mutch as i enjoyed making it, not many people have seen this one before. If you have any questions regarding the prosess please ask.
I will start a blogg in a few weeks abouth carving a smaler portal like this, its a private Project for myself. So il post from the start until i finish it, and add more detailed expanations if anyone is interested.
-- Bard son of iver