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Project by MShort posted 02-07-2014 05:31 PM 1130 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started out working on a block of wood 2”x2”x5” with out any shape in mind and wasn’t sure I liked this piece until I started painting it. It has grown on me and I have decided that I like it. Thanks for looking.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#1 posted 02-07-2014 05:34 PM

way cool – nice job

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 02-07-2014 06:02 PM

Mike, I think that you did a really nice job on it. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 02-07-2014 07:00 PM

I Like It!

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#4 posted 02-07-2014 07:46 PM

Definitely a keeper! Another very nicely done carving Mike.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 02-07-2014 10:02 PM

Nice work, Mike. Great facial features. Paint can hide many sins. If I may share with you some of my 39 years of carving experience and make a suggestion? When you paint eyes, paint the iris to be about 2/3rds of the white eye and looking up at either 10 or 2 oclock for a pleasant look (looking down is a stern or angry look). Then you can paint a little color in the black leaving at least a thin black line between the color and the white. I like to paint a comma shaped color line within the black iris then add the silver or white reflection dot – again at 10 or 2 oclock. Check out a recent posting of mine for an example of the painted iris. I think you’ll like it. See the comma shaped color in the eye? I look forward to your next piece.

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#6 posted 02-07-2014 10:49 PM

Thanks for the pointer Justin and the link back to an example. I can use all of the advice that I can get on both carving and especially painting. I will have to try them out on the next go round.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#7 posted 02-08-2014 05:24 AM

I like the character of your clowns.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 02-12-2014 02:14 PM

Great carving! He looks cute, has meaningful eyes and very nice colors of his costume.

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