Welcome to the Woodcarving Illustrated Message Board, an online wood carving forum community where you can join thousands of carvers from around the world discussing all things related to carving. To gain full access to the message board you must register for a free account. As a registered member you will be able to:
  • Browse over 90,000 posts.
  • Communicate privately with other carvers from around the world.
  • Post your own photos or view from 3,500 user submitted images.
  • Gain access to exclusive wood carving promotions offered by Wood Carving Illustrated and Fox Chapel Publishing.
All this and much more is available to you absolutely free when you register for an account, so sign up today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact the Woodcarving Illustrated Message Board's Support Team.

Go Back   Woodcarving Illustrated Message Board > Wood Carving > Caricature Carving
Connect with Facebook

Dale Green Woodcarving
Caricature Carving

Reply
Share Thread:
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-18-2010, 02:11 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 209
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 2 Posts
Default My second carving

This is my second carving. I did it off Genes video, but I added eyes and the coat is different. As always constructive criticism is greatly welcome. I know it is crude and things aren't quite right. But I am having fun and it is better than first. I my novice opinion.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC00410.JPG (39.6 KB, 83 views)
File Type: jpg DSC00411.JPG (37.9 KB, 60 views)
File Type: jpg DSC00412.JPG (33.2 KB, 59 views)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-18-2010, 02:15 PM
Tom Ellis's Avatar
chipchaptom
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 5,216
Thanks: 8
Thanked 197 Times in 161 Posts
Default Re: My second carving

Blanchard, Good job for a second carving. The main thing is to have fun, and carve safe. You will find that each one gets just a little bit better than the previous, so keep em coming.

Tom
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-18-2010, 02:45 PM
tomrsey's Avatar
Always Learning
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,492
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Re: My second carving

Good one Blanchard! Great for a second carving!! The little guy has a bit of attitude. Nice job.
__________________
Tom Seymour
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-18-2010, 04:55 PM
jpittssr's Avatar
Ed Pitts
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Pinson, Alabama
Posts: 57
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to jpittssr
Default Re: My second carving

Great carving! amazing for your second carving.
I think the key thing to remember is what you said "It's better than my first"
I hope that we will always see things we could have done better.
But think about this: If you can't see any room for improvement, you will never be any better than your are today.
__________________
Ed Pitts,

"It's only a mistake if it's repeated. Otherwise it's a learning process."
Pine Mountain Carvers
My WCI Pictures
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-18-2010, 05:59 PM
Timberwolf's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Midland, MI
Posts: 698
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: My second carving

Very nice carving!

As a new carver myself, there is nothing better than watching your own progress.

It's very rewarding and gets you fired up to start the next one.

Keep em coming!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-18-2010, 06:12 PM
uvawyo's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Glendo, Wyoming
Posts: 4,072
Thanks: 21
Thanked 101 Times in 98 Posts
Default Re: My second carving

Ain't nothin wrong with that guy, I love the nose
good job Blanchard, keep it up
__________________
Herb
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-19-2010, 08:47 AM
SlowMover's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Amarillo, Texas
Posts: 3,702
Thanks: 1
Thanked 308 Times in 238 Posts
Default Re: My second carving

An excellent job, especially for a second carving. My suggestion is to look closely at the profile view, and try to place the shoulder a little more towards his back on the next one. Look at someone in profile and you will see that not much if any back shows beyond the shoulder on normal weight folks. I try to study all kinds of people (discretely when in public) to see just exactally how they are constucted, when a feature is significantly out of proportion, viewers will know something is wrong even if they can't say just exactally what feature is out of proportion. Of course, exaggeration is a part of caricature, but it has to be within reason, and purposfully exaggerated features will be apparent based on the rest of the carving or the pose of the subject.
Keep the chips flying and you will be amazed at your progress.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-19-2010, 09:44 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 209
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 2 Posts
Default Re: My second carving

Thanks I knew the there was something about the shoulders not right. My biggest problem is getting both sides to be the same. IE. shoulders, arms, feet, etc. Hopefully that will come in time. I already started on another one. I guess I am hooked. Been looking for something to do while camping, winter, and just free time.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-19-2010, 10:10 AM
Claude's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Ponchatoula, LA
Posts: 8,769
Thanks: 47
Thanked 300 Times in 262 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Claude
Default Re: My second carving

Nice carving!

Interesting comment about the shoulders. It looked just right to me - because the white beard meant the person was old. Older people often have a bend in the spine like that - especially women, but some men do also. Osteoporosis.
On a carving of a younger person, then I absolutely agree about the shoulders, though...

Claude
__________________
My ETSY shop: Claude's Wood Carving

My Pinterest Page: Claude's Wood Carving and Beadwork

My WCI Gallery
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-20-2010, 09:02 AM
Mark Dellinger's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 5,584
Thanks: 69
Thanked 94 Times in 88 Posts
Default Re: My second carving

Blanchard,
Good job. These are fun little carvings and no two are a like. There are so many options that you can do with this same basic cut out. The great thing is that you jumped in and altered things and added things. As you no doubt have seen many of the posts commenting on developing your own style, this is great. I wish that I had been a part of this group when I started and had some of the help that is so freely given here. You are off to a great start, you have the perfect perspective, it is all about the fun.

Safe Carving and God Bless,

Mark
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:58 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2000 - 2010 Fox Chapel Publishing Co., Woodcarving Illustrated

SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2