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Knightbird - catalpa woodcarving by nightserpent Knightbird - catalpa woodcarving :iconnightserpent:nightserpent 49 30 carved dragon brackets by nightserpent carved dragon brackets :iconnightserpent:nightserpent 19 25 Sun King sconce 2 by nightserpent Sun King sconce 2 :iconnightserpent:nightserpent 111 36 Sun King sconce Alight by nightserpent Sun King sconce Alight :iconnightserpent:nightserpent 14 4 Sun King Glass Crown by nightserpent Sun King Glass Crown :iconnightserpent:nightserpent 14 7 Sun King sconce 1 by nightserpent Sun King sconce 1 :iconnightserpent:nightserpent 20 23 Ghouls 2 by nightserpent Ghouls 2 :iconnightserpent:nightserpent 181 38 Moon Dragon    stained glass panel by nightserpent Moon Dragon stained glass panel :iconnightserpent:nightserpent 16 13 Malus Malice - Halloween T-shirt design by nightserpent Malus Malice - Halloween T-shirt design :iconnightserpent:nightserpent 41 23 Ectoplasm by nightserpent Ectoplasm :iconnightserpent:nightserpent 98 25 catalpa-grotesque-II by nightserpent catalpa-grotesque-II :iconnightserpent:nightserpent 21 16 Catalpa Satyr I by nightserpent Catalpa Satyr I :iconnightserpent:nightserpent 15 18 Butternut caddy by nightserpent Butternut caddy :iconnightserpent:nightserpent 18 11 Dragon themed house trim (detail) by nightserpent Dragon themed house trim (detail) :iconnightserpent:nightserpent 28 32 Dragon themed house trim by nightserpent Dragon themed house trim :iconnightserpent:nightserpent 21 9 Portrait in Cherry by nightserpent Portrait in Cherry :iconnightserpent:nightserpent 50 42

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Paul Carrick
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United States
Greetings! I am a freelance illustrator/artist from Boston, much of my work falls into the fantasy/games genre, with a specialty of H.P. Lovecraft inspired art. I've been enjoying music illustration (CDs, LPs and the like) recently and would welcome more of it.

Outside of illustrating I have been learning to carve wood and have really been enjoying it!

Current Residence: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Knightbird - catalpa woodcarving
9x7" (not including tenon)  Carved catalpa wood, oiled and waxed.  I've been looking at medieval art and sculptures, and noted how much humor is in some of them.  It inspired me to make something whimsical!  Below you can see it installed in an old hand-hewn barn beam.  There are many more notches in the beam to be filled, for some reason I thought to number them in the order they were created, this is number 3.
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unidentified wood burl
redwood or cherry, perhaps?  for scale, each floor tile is 6x6"
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carved dragon brackets
Two sink brackets carved out of butternut, roughly 16".  Since the bathtub has claw feet it only made sense for the sink to have a tail.. or two.  I though I had already learned a sense of how to carve with the grain, but this project brought me a lot more understanding.  Perhaps it is the pronounced grain pattern of the butternut which helped me read the wood better.  However, on the left piece I was working around the pith (center) of the tree, and it was rather disorienting.  Finished with Danish oil and burtcher's wax.
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woodcarve Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fav's
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:iconglasslinger:
glasslinger Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the 'watch Paul! Appreciate it.. I've done glass half my life, wood carving, only a couple years. So much to learn..I think I've fainted...
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018
I agree about so much to learn.  I think it helped to have already been familiar with other art materials, sort of like learning a second language one can kind of build off of what you already know.  But, the nature of wood (grain, drying, etc) makes it so much more complicated.  I am in less control than with other materials, but it is so satisfying when it is going right!
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glasslinger Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful work here Paul! Have a great finish to your weekend..
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018
Thank you, and thanks for watching my art.  You're a woodcarver and a stained glass artist???  My kind of person :)
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GabyCoutino Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice gallery

Have a bunny
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018
Thanks for the kind words and the bunny! :)
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willisrharrower Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
wow so many talents you have!
Your carvings, your sketches, your paintings, everything is top notch!
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2018
Thank you for all your kind comments, favorites and the watch, I really appreciate it! :)
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:iconwillisrharrower:
willisrharrower Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure I'm looking forward to seeing more of your awesome work!
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