This is a caricature I carved in a class at the Northwest Carving Academy in Ellensburg, Washington. The class was taught be Bob Travis. I liked the way he taught the class, he didn't carve on your piece, he was good at explaining and demonstrating the carving. It was a five day class with the fifth day painting the hobo. I included a picture of our starting point, so you can see all the work we had to do. They had many other classes and it was fun to see what the other classes were doing.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Dapper Dan is a Pete LeClair pattern. It's seven inches tall. I carved it because the head is turned. The left hand is a little to small compared to the other hand. I like the face, it has a worried look. The picture shows the face fatter than it is.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Corian is a brand made for a material for counter tops. The cross is cut out with a band saw and then shaped with a sander. I used a Dremel with a sanding disk and then hand sanded it to a smoother finish. The cross has a cool feel when holding it in your hand. Corian also makes good bases for carvings, hot pots, and coffee cups.