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About Deviant Artist Paul CarrickMale/United States Groups :iconcthulhu-and-illithid: Cthulhu-and-Illithid
cephalopods,tentacles & horror
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Green Guy by nightserpent Green Guy :iconnightserpent:nightserpent 12 20 Knightbird - catalpa woodcarving by nightserpent Knightbird - catalpa woodcarving :iconnightserpent:nightserpent 52 30 carved dragon brackets by nightserpent carved dragon brackets :iconnightserpent:nightserpent 20 25 Sun King sconce 2 by nightserpent Sun King sconce 2 :iconnightserpent:nightserpent 119 40 Sun King sconce Alight by nightserpent Sun King sconce Alight :iconnightserpent:nightserpent 15 6 Sun King Glass Crown by nightserpent Sun King Glass Crown :iconnightserpent:nightserpent 13 7 Sun King sconce 1 by nightserpent Sun King sconce 1 :iconnightserpent:nightserpent 21 25 Ghouls 2 by nightserpent Ghouls 2 :iconnightserpent:nightserpent 185 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 44 23 Ectoplasm by nightserpent Ectoplasm :iconnightserpent:nightserpent 101 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

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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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Green Guy
16x7" Catalpa, oil and wax finish.  Two views of the same carving, mounted on old hand-hewn beam The same beam which contains the other characters).  This is longest piece of catalpa I have carved so far, it is also a larger scale and the first time carving more into the side grain than the end grain.  I felt it was more enjoyable working this way as I could make cleaner shapes and I think more interesting grain patterns were revealed.
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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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woodcarve Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fav's
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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   Traditional Artist
wow so many talents you have!
Your carvings, your sketches, your paintings, everything is top notch!
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:iconnightserpent:
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   Traditional Artist
My pleasure I'm looking forward to seeing more of your awesome work!
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