Jump to content

Feeling Motivated.


Steve T

Recommended Posts

OK so it's been a busy long weekend. After finishing the butterfly last week I decided to go back to something a little simpler, and actually come up with a design I like a lot, I've never made a carving before that felt like something I'd wear, until now. It still needs a cord and I'm working out a binding for it now that works.

 

With a relatively traditional Whale tail background and a tribal/celtic knot designed to lay over top. It's a style that I've done before with some success and I think it works. Not sure if I'm totally ready to stop on the finishing as there are still a few rough flaws that I can see but maybe I'm being picky.

 

This is the first carving I've done in camel bone, I got this from my ethical supplier and really liking how it polishes up as it holds a really fine finish. Again it's about 75mm (3in) long which seems to be the default for my designs for some reason, wondering if it's determined by the width I can get out of the bone and the proportions feel right.

 

Comments welcome.

post-3802-0-00899000-1409615543.jpg

post-3802-0-80623200-1409615544.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

beauuutiful work, Stephen meyers book on maori carving gives good advices on how to put cords on bonecarvings.

 

Thanks :) I have that book and yes, it is where I get some of my ideas on cords for carvings. I like his idea that the transition from carving to cord is a major part of the work and it does take time to work out the best transition. I have a couple of ideas for this one and will hopefully get it sorted out in the next few days.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...