At this point, I have begun to shape the base. I think it is still too wide, so I'll take more off the sides. I have added some detail to the face, hair and beard.Still need to add a leather tie at the end of the braid. I've tapered the chest and shoulder and need to carve the leather breastplate. Stay tuned.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Had a great time promoting woodcarving during the Access Art Event yesterday at the Woodneath Library http://www.mymcpl.org/locations/woodneath-library-center. Met with a lot of people, and maybe recruited a couple new club members.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Sunday, March 19, 2017
I decided to try something different with this carving. I carve a lot of Native Americans, mountain men, wood spirits, gnomes and Santas, but I have never carved a viking. I started by doing a rough sketch and sizing it to the block of catalpa I have on hand. I apply the pattern on the wood with spray adhesive, and cut out with the band saw. Now it's time to start removing wood.