Monday, November 8, 2010

Latest on mini WIP carving

Worked on it yesterday and today (around the piano lessons) and he's getting to not look so "naked" as a friend so delicately put it!!! Boy, those pelicans have "nasty" feathers on their backs- try to make sense out of those groups!!! It's taking me a lot of studying, and alot of "more reference, more reference" and "where WAS that other shot of that area" to get it!!! I think you can see the detail here and the lifting of the feathering...


By the way- the body from neck to tail is 1.75" in length. So that should give you an idea of how tiny the feathering is. You can also see I've undercut the one lifted wing on the top. I have more undercutting under the wings yet, but that waits until the last minute once all the rest is done.

4 comments:

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

This is so fascinating Carol - I can't wait to see more progress shots. I've always wanted to try carving - maybe one day. What kind of wood do you use if you don't mind me asking?

DEB said...

How BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing Carol!

Carol Andre' said...

Thanks guys. I'm going to post more details on the carving stuff. It seems to be of interest to a few folks. I suppose if you haven't been in the "carving world" this is all unknown. I'll try and go into more detail about my carving dust box, the woods I use and my "plans" for the future.

The Celtic American said...

Talk about "multi-talented!!!"