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Project by trifern posted 11-13-2009 05:24 AM 1990 views 1 time favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vessel is turned from end grain hackberry crotch. It was illustrated with prisma color markers and finished with Krylon Crystal Clear flat acrylic. It measures approximately 7.5 inches tall by 4 inches wide.

All comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#1 posted 11-13-2009 05:38 AM

You’re a regular artist. I expect one day you’ll forgo the wood entirely and start posting stretched canvas works!

Really beautiful work.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#2 posted 11-13-2009 06:33 AM

very looks like some sort of bird in the first shot…...i love the natrual look of this one…thanks

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 11-13-2009 07:41 AM

Very pretty piece, nice wood features. I was wondering why flat finish, and have you had good luck with Krylon spray cans ?

-- Tom D

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#5 posted 11-13-2009 08:47 AM

Fantastic piece.. The coloring almost looks like you pulled it from a fire. All ash covered. Wonderfull artistic presentation.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#6 posted 11-13-2009 01:51 PM

Great piece of turning. Love the wood, agree that looks like a bird. Would have shown better with a gloss finish.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#7 posted 11-13-2009 01:54 PM

Nice natural look Joe. Beautiful as always.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 11-13-2009 02:43 PM


-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#9 posted 11-13-2009 02:46 PM

Prisma color markers? Extremely inspiring. Now I want to try that.

I also thought you had painted on a bird when I first saw the picture.

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#10 posted 11-13-2009 04:46 PM

I really like how the grain looks like a bird in this one.Very nice.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#11 posted 11-13-2009 05:46 PM

very nice joe, i love the bark you left on it, the colors look really good. another great piece.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#12 posted 11-13-2009 09:57 PM

Another nice one!! Looks like He put a wild turkey in that one:-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 11-13-2009 10:31 PM

Wow nice grain patterns. The crotch area grain is great but that 5th picture swirl grain is fantastic too. What do you illustrate with the markers?

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#14 posted 11-13-2009 10:32 PM

Real nice and great looks well done

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#15 posted 11-13-2009 10:58 PM

Thanks for all the comments.

There is no bark, bark inclusion, spalt lines, void, or opening. This started out as just a plain piece of hackberry. Everything you see I’ve drawn, or illustrated, with markers. I used cool gray 30%, cool gray 60%, light mocha, dark mocha, eggshell, and black prisma color markers. The “inside the void” was drawn with red, yellow and blue prisma color pencils that were blended with a prisma color colorless blender marker. The goal was to color a piece by adding “natural” character to a rather boring piece of timber.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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