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Faith, Hope & Charity
Too amazing for words. That's not carving, that's sculpture.
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What tremendous talent you have. Great project. Makes me drool with envy.
tremendous and unusual talent. That is really well done.
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Pretty much looks like him, really like the hands and feet actually, they just have an "about right" feel to them.
The join between the face and the hair looks pretty much seamless. I'd be interested in hearing how you did that on a curved surface like that?
Hi Ryan....I'm sorry that I'm just now getting back to you....I can't really tell you on how I matched up the two curved surfaces....I pretty much carve one and then the other until they match up....I just take it at a slow pace. It would probably be easier to just carve it on the same piece of wood and then paint it.....But I'm not always about things being easier...I like a challenge.
The picture I first showed was not actually the picture I carved the doll by....This boy is now 12 years old... but in the picture I showed, he was 9 or 10 years old. I really had to carve the doll from two different pictures...WHY?....The boy shaved off his hair and the grandmother didn't like it so she wanted the latest picture of the boy carved but she wanted the hair that he used to have.....Here's a picture of him now..... The grandmother also wanted me to make a shirt and shoes that were camouflaged because that what he wore when he went hunting....The shoes were a real challenge!...I just now got them done.....She hasn't seen the doll yet....I just hope she likes it.
Ryan....I appreciate the nice comments!!
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Paul...Thank you for the nice comments!
Thank you David....I appreciate the nice comment!
Roger...You are too nice...Thank you!