Evolving Band Saw Project #3: Developing the Cuttle Fish

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Blog entry by wyeth posted 09-27-2010 11:11 PM 2542 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I started by working on the body,tail and tentacles of the Cuttle Fish.

The idea with relief carving is to create shadow patterns that make the objects appear more 3-D than they actually are. To be effective they have to be correctly lit – usually by unidirectional light from above and to one side. The final display situation for the carving needs to be kept in mind. Small changes in lighting will make a large difference in the final impact.
I don’t want this carving to look too finished. The texture created by the carving tools adds to the interest in the shadow effects. I also have those random burn patterns to incorporate in some way.

In this case I photographed in sunlight turning the object until I got more or less the best shadow pattern available.

The tentacles are wrapping around something but so far I’m not quite sure what.

-- David Australia

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#1 posted 09-28-2010 04:57 AM

lookin good

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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