my newest work in wood. its a fox but i think it looks more like a fat wolf or something.. my second try to carve an animal. we will have in my third and final year at the carving school the thematical focus at animal sculptures thats why i tried it.
This carving is of a pretty little firehouse dalmation. He was commisioned for a gift and is made with ebony, rosewood, sapwood aromatic cedar, aspen, and walnut. The main dificulty with this carving was cutting and fitting all the spots from walnut into the aspen. I'm quite proud if this guy as he caused me to come up with a few new techniques to make the fit nice and tight.
I'm not a big fan of this breed, but boy are they pretty.
~So yet again I attacked something in my house haha. I went out and bought a big clunky wire burning tool and got the wise idea to use it on my table. This is the result ^___^ Took a bit, but I love my table soooo much now. The Runes along the outer rim are commonly called Witches runes, the writing in the 5 orbs are Nordic (Futhark) Runes Saying the 5 Elements.
It's a chair I made a while ago from twigs held together with wire, and 'cushions' suspended with clear thread. The 'cushions' are made of couched autumn leaves (beech, I think) onto silk with gold metallic thread, then made up into cushions with wadding and backing. It's about 2 foot high.
I'll add two other perspectives to my scraps, if you're at all interested.
Thanks to *demonmoth for the use of her photo .:Ready:. for reference on the piece. It is a fantastic photo and I only wish I could have captured it better.
The main portion is done with aspen and spalted sycamore. They beak and brow are osage, and the eye is cocobola, yellow-heart, and ebony. There is , as usual, no paint or stain with 3 coats of clear danish oil to preserve the wood. The feathers are done with a high speed rotary tool in order to shape and burn. This represents a few new techniques I'm trying to develop.