Mr Koala

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Project by TJ65 posted 09-16-2021 09:33 AM 557 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest carving, a koala carved from 70mm pine block (I forgot to measure the height)

I had a bit of a hard time trying to figure out the face but after several attempts I managed to get some resemblance. I was glad that I didn’t have to re-carve the whole Koala which I thought at one time during the re-carving of the face for the third time!
As I found out the koala has a really weird face ! With little skull behind the ears the nose and face protrudes greatly out the front. While it looks flat or round from the front the side view is quite different, with a triangular accent and totally different nose.

Anyway, the main body of the Koala was pretty straightforward and even the claws weren’t too bad, having done bird talons they were pretty similar in character.

He has been painted with acrylics and sealed with a non yellowing water based protective coating.

As always more work in progress photos on my Facebook page.


The process of carving the koala

-- Theresa,

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#1 posted 09-16-2021 09:55 AM

Beautiful. Great job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 09-16-2021 10:00 AM

G’Day Theresa
It looks small in your hand but the detail is amazing….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 09-16-2021 12:06 PM

Nice work once again. I don’t think I ‘ll ever make one of those cute guys, maybe because I can’t find a live model in my country héhé!!! . It looks small so there is added difficulty in making it, once more Bravo,

-- andrek

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#4 posted 09-16-2021 01:17 PM

Very nicely done, thank you for sharing.

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 09-16-2021 02:04 PM

theresa that is just beautiful,very nice work once again.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 09-16-2021 02:27 PM

So cute, alwazs so realistic!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 09-16-2021 02:41 PM

Awesome work.

-- 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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#8 posted 09-16-2021 02:59 PM

Very good carving, Teresa!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 09-16-2021 04:11 PM

G-R-E-A-T -!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#10 posted 09-16-2021 07:19 PM

Nice work!

-- Petey

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#11 posted 09-16-2021 09:54 PM

How cute is that…Glad you had that on your hand to get that size…Love the color, looks great…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#13 posted 09-17-2021 12:32 AM

Great carving and paint. Well done!

-- We live in the Land of the Free Because of the brave!

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#14 posted 09-17-2021 02:00 AM

This is so nicely done. Seems to me that the smaller size would increase the difficulty?

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#15 posted 09-17-2021 02:06 AM

Nice. i am glad you included the hand in the first picture for scale. It is smaller than I would have guessed otherwise.

-- Galootish log blog,

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