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Old 04-01-2010, 04:59 PM
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Finally found some carving time. This is still a work in progress. Not sure what I'm going to do next. This is based on Jim RedHawk's work. Comments, suggestions and criticisms welcome!






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very nice features on the face...I especially like the corners of the mouth and lips. Very good.
especially for a carving small enough to eat in one bite.
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Hello Terry, Looks like you have a good start. You might make the face a little more square or triangular, it is a little too round for my taste. make the lower face a little more angular/ Can't wait to see it finished!
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Hello Terry, Looks like you have a good start. You might make the face a little more square or triangular, it is a little too round for my taste. make the lower face a little more angular/ Can't wait to see it finished!
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That's a good tip Gary. Thanks!

Thanks Christina! I am learning this from Jim RedHawk's video on cottonwood bark carving. I didn't have any bark.
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Nice carving, Terry. That's a huge Hershey's Kiss there beside it.
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Nice carving, Terry. That's a huge Hershey's Kiss there beside it.
Thanks Ed! The Hershey's Kiss is a good measuring stick for the wee things.

I am trying to decide if I want to texture the hair and whether I want to stain or paint the carving.
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Very nice!
I especially like it from the semi-side view and I love the depth of the eyes.
Awesome!
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Good job, can't wait to see it finished and painted>
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James and Hal, your input is much appreciated. Thanks!

Here is the finished bust.



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Very nice carver there Terry! I agree with James, the eyes have it! Like what you did with the braves brow and hair detail also... Still can't understand how you 'micro' carvers do carve with all that detail...I use magnifying glasses and still have a heck of a time with carvings that are 6" - 8" tall!!! You must have a very sharp knife and steay hand there... Nice work indeed! Thanks for sharing with us!
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