Carving a face

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Carving a face

Post by doglegg » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:54 pm

Some of you fellows sure make it look easy but when I try I know it isn't. Kudo's to you. My attempt at carving a face. Next time I will know not to use the face in the mirror.
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Re: Carving a face

Post by Steve Warden » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:37 pm

Pretty good! Better than I can do ::nod::
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Re: Carving a face

Post by Mountain Man Knives » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:37 pm

Did you see the Video I shared on Carving by Doug Outdoors - He says he makes carving even Bass Wood "LOOK" Easy but says it is still pretty tough stuff and a Really Sharp Knife is KEY - "In the Mirror" ~ Here's Doug's a Link to Doug's Page, a large assortment of all kinds of Projects - If Interested ~ Nice Job on the Portrait ~ MMK

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-eOXK ... ewivwNxYKQ


P.S. Not Laughing at You Doglegg, but with You ~ It actually reminds me of a Friend I Know - he looks just like it ~ Nice Job

First Carving I ever did was a KNIGHT in ARMOR ~ Recently a Bear, I've always liked Bear Carvings - One of my Favorite Books I've ever Read was Called "JOSHUA" ~ "A Parable for Today" ~ by Joseph Girzone - Joshua was a Simple Wood Carver of Birds and Toys and He Carved a life SIZE Moses and Peter in the Story ~ God Bless

P.S.S ~ I didn't care to much for the eMoji ~ take care my Friend

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Re: Carving a face

Post by Doc B » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:00 pm

My hat is "off to you"!!! Anyone that can carve anything...with only a pocket knife, has my admiration. Is that basswood? My one attempt with basswood made me realize...it isn't that soft...I ended up using other carvers and drills (I cheated). ::tu::
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Re: Carving a face

Post by doglegg » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:04 pm

Thanks for the encouragement Steve and Doc. Yes it is bass wood. And a sharp knife is usually my down fall.
Mountain Man I appreciate your humor. And thanks for the video suggestion. I will give it a look. ::handshake::

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Re: Carving a face

Post by Delmar Morgan » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:44 am

Practice makes perfect. I wish I could find the little bowie knife my dad whittled out for me when I was about 5 years old. Due to moving several times it got lost.

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Re: Carving a face

Post by doglegg » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:46 pm

Delmar Morgan wrote:Practice makes perfect. I wish I could find the little bowie knife my dad whittled out for me when I was about 5 years old. Due to moving several times it got lost.
If it ever shows up be sure and share a pic with us.

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Re: Carving a face

Post by Doug51 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:13 pm

I'm right there with you doglegg. A face is something I struggle with. I always skip eyes because haven't figured them out and ears and a mouth to. Doesn't leave much to make a face that way!:-)

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Re: Carving a face

Post by doglegg » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:24 pm

Doug51 wrote:I'm right there with you doglegg. A face is something I struggle with. I always skip eyes because haven't figured them out and ears and a mouth to. Doesn't leave much to make a face that way!:-)
I'm with you Doug. outside of eyes, ears and mouth my only problem seems to be nose. Oh well it's for me and no one else so I keep plugging. Thanks. ::handshake::

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Re: Carving a face

Post by Maddogfl » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:28 pm

That is pretty good work! When I was a young man, I used to hang out in some bars where occasional face carving went on.

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Re: Carving a face

Post by doglegg » Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:02 am

I try to avoid that kind of face carving.

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Re: Carving a face

Post by mrwatch » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:01 am

you may want to buy the cast study sticks. Look at these.
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Re: Carving a face

Post by Steve Warden » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:22 am

mrwatch wrote:you may want to buy the cast study sticks. Look at these.
That's assuming one has an artistic talent. I don't have a lick.
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Re: Carving a face

Post by mrwatch » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:58 am

I didn't know I had much art ability. Can't draw a straight line. When I joined the seniors center in 2,000 they had a water colors painting class. Then got with a couple of guy's to go too a ladies house for any media painting lessons. learned to do oils and acrylics on canvas. She said you need to learn to draw before you can paint. Bought a very good set of drawing pencils and paper. Then a lady offered a drawing class in the evening doing pencils and charcoals. She had her son model for charcoal and even brought a bunch of purses. In other words lean to draw every thing you see. learn to scale distance using buildings, and the hard to figure vanishing point. Carving in the round has been a challenge for me.

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Re: Carving a face

Post by mrwatch » Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:01 pm

Check out these study sticks. Not sure if still made?

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1AO ... 40&bih=785

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