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Old 03-18-2010, 02:11 PM
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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.
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:15 PM
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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.

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Old 03-18-2010, 02:45 PM
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Good one Blanchard! Great for a second carving!! The little guy has a bit of attitude. Nice job.
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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.
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Old 03-18-2010, 05:59 PM
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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!
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:12 PM
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Ain't nothin wrong with that guy, I love the nose
good job Blanchard, keep it up
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Old 03-19-2010, 08:47 AM
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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.
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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.
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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...

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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.

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