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Old 03-22-2008, 09:49 AM
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Default This little devil

Hi, here's a cute little figure I started working on. He's not Old Nick, despite the resemblance - in fact he doesn't live in the Underworld at all. He only has the paraphernalia to look more ferocious. I'm going to hang him inside my door, so people will see him first thing when they come in, and know not to start anything. Should work fine against superstitious burglars, I guess.

I have an actual reason for posting this: this is only my second attempt at figure carving. Now - I know technically it's a far cry from anything I'm hoping to achieve, and any competent carver should see quite a lot to improve (it's not finished but even when it is). However, I'm very satisfied with how I could transfer my drawing ability, and the consequent ability to see forms, into carving. What I'm getting at (if beginner-to-beginner advice is allowed): those of you who can handle the tools well enough but don't know where to go next: please pick up a pencil and start drawing from nature, and keep doing it. In a few years it will pay off big time.

Sorry for the bad picture quality - I lost the software to my camera and have to use a webcam.
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Old 03-22-2008, 10:13 AM
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Good or bad, it doesn't make any difference, I can't bring the picture up, would love to see it.
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Hi Cliff, I made a pdf of it since then I can use a better quality. Please download Acrobat Reader from the net - it's free. Here's a link:

Adobe - Reader

Save the file to your disk (make sure to look which folder it goes into) and double click the icon when you find it in the disk. You can use Windows Explorer for finding it.

I'll send a JPG file when I get the piece finished, so you'll get to see it later anyway, if this doesn't work.

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Old 03-22-2008, 02:42 PM
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i think your doing great!he is pretty cute.good advice on drawing.I've been carving for about 4 or 5 years in my middle age. some as a teenager.only have carved 7 or 8 pieces at this stage in my life, so i'm still pretty new to carving.i made quit a few polymer clay dolls and sculptures out of paper clay and paper mache.that has helped me alot, i still am looking to improve my carving abilities also.it's a fun and sometimes painful process.LOL keep up the great work!
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