|Project by koraile||posted 03-30-2014 02:13 PM||2698 views||4 times favorited||19 comments|
The Black calla lily is finaly done, it was carved With love and given away With love.
Its my first flower imitation, and its also my first Project where i combine traditional woodcarving irons With powertools.
I have learned a lott from this Project, This is just the first of a series of Projects i have in mind for both the colouring tecnic and the carving tecninc. I already have the Next Project of this type Clear in my mind, and its going to be mutch more complex than this one, both in carving and colouring. I hope even Gibbons, one of my childhood inspirations would have liked what i have in mind for this tecnic.
Its carved from one piece of silver Birch, even if im a gibbons fan i never liked putting carvings together from several pieces, i always preffered carving it from one piece. It just gives me more satisfaction to solve those problems i encounter when doing it that way.
I had great fun carving this one, and as always when i get that Level of focus i had a hard time letting it go, so a lott of late night hours spent on this one. How many hours i dont know, the NeXT one il use half the time on, now when i have thought those problems properly trough,and know how to aproatch them Next time.
My childhood friend have taken the photos again for me, the link to his site is on my profile.
I hope you enjoy it, and if you want to see the full progression on the Project i have posted it in a 2 parts blogg With a lott of Pictures, the first part is here: http://lumberjocks.com/koraile/blog/39926
Second part here: http://lumberjocks.com/koraile/blog/40381
This is my first Project of this type, so i appeciate all innputt and comments on the work, it is both inspirational and instructive, so please give me feedback fellow lumberjocks!
Thanks @shipwright for Your tip on the colouring, it will help me in the Next Project, i didnt even consider that someone else might have tried that coloring approatch before i started. Your series of bloggs was wery interesting in retrospect, so i could compare my own experience With Yours.
-- Bard son of iver