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« on: January 12, 2016, 07:29:17 am »

Started a new project.

My process to start a carving . First use carbon-paper to transfer a basic image, then cut out from slab, followed by cutting along the design to make lines permanent. After that give a basic all round shape to which 1D needs to connect to hopefully become 3D.

Day two. connect one shoulder and bottom half to the back (inset shows bottom) get basic shape of one arm , handle and hood. Lower the rope to allow scythe to pass in front. Thats it for this week. Will not have time to work on the Fordome anymore till Sunday. So will spend the time to sand what I got, and then carry on from there.


Thus far I only used two different burs. Destructed two cutting-blades while cutting it out of the slab, but since only a 4mm cup-bur is used up, the most used bur (a 5mm inverted trapeze) seems to be the most valuable tool for now and is far from used up. The biggest challenge now is to get proportions right for shoulders leading to the back, sleeves to fit intended hand-position, and hands. The flowing shape of the robe will be to my advantage this time, as hand sanding will soften the edges and hopefully gives it a softer look.
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2016, 08:11:41 am »

Kurt:

Looking good so far! I think you'll really like carving and polishing this; it takes a great shine and is a pleasure to carve. I know it'll look great.

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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2016, 12:37:39 pm »

Alright..........and we're off and running for another master piece........................... yippie
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2016, 08:30:24 pm »

Well, we do have one thing in common, carbon paper since I am a schmuck at drawing I have no choice. And no, that does not mean you are a schmuck. hahaha Abstracts, no problem but if it has any kind of pattern I have to find something to trace.

I am going to be looking forward to seeing how that stuff polishes. I have only polished black jade on the flat with a machine so this will be interesting but someone that will hand sand an agate to shine should have no problem with this.

Always a pleasure Kurt.
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2016, 02:41:44 am »

nice work Kurt, should polish up real nice.
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2016, 04:15:15 am »

Well, we do have one thing in common, carbon paper since I am a schmuck at drawing I have no choice. And no, that does not mean you are a schmuck. hahaha Abstracts, no problem but if it has any kind of pattern I have to find something to trace.

Always a pleasure Kurt.
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Schmuck in German means "Jewellery", so nothing wrong with it.  saved2
But same here, cant draw. Need it for basic outlines and proportion to get started.
Later never need to re-draw as I'm not keeping true to the original anyhow. Making sure it becomes my own.

As for polish: should be rather easy as there will be very little detailing. Those grooves might look wild, but they are rather easy to handle in comparison to, things I usually do, like feathers or hair.
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2016, 07:19:23 am »

Got your coin ready? saved2

The farther I advance on the scythe, the more I think its better to create Charon instead of Grim.

Started the face today and a scythe blade. Got a scythe nearly ready, but the more I think about it the less I like the idea. The attachment is too fragile for everyday use. I think I will just go for a Styx/Urshanabi/Phlegyas or Charon the ferryman of Hades, who these days is mostly represented with robes that way. And if I ever winn the lottery, have a proper jeweler make the blade in gold.



By the end of the day, I simply miscalculated the space needed to affix the blade securely. :)
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2016, 05:26:36 pm »

Nearly done and wearable.

Which code do I have to copy to embed the video here for those who have no access to photo-bucket? Tried all 4 options on RTH, but none embedded.

How about this from GoogleDrive?
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwu6z8-ObLtgVTJTSUphaFk2TTQ/view?usp=sharing
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2016, 10:06:57 pm »

A bit scary but surely a nice carving!
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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2016, 12:23:07 pm »

Very Kool, Kurt..................It's much smaller than I had thought.................Great work..again............. yes
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