Birds feather

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Birds feather

Postby Doug51 » Sun May 12, 2019 1:26 am

Hard to get a good picture that shows the shadows of the detail. But I'm pretty happy with it. Trying to decide if I should stain or wood burn it or leave it as is.
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Re: Birds feather

Postby Tony_Wood » Sun May 12, 2019 1:39 am

Doug, that is fantastic work. I vote for some color.

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Re: Birds feather

Postby Doug51 » Sun May 12, 2019 1:55 am

Tony_Wood wrote:Doug, that is fantastic work. I vote for some color.

Thanks. I think it should have some cool to. Just got to figure out how to get the look I want.

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Re: Birds feather

Postby doglegg » Sun May 12, 2019 1:55 am

Whoa Doug, that took some time and patience. That is just excellent. Very pains taking work on the detail! ::tu:: ::nod:: ::nod:: ::tu::

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Re: Birds feather

Postby Doug51 » Sun May 12, 2019 2:06 am

doglegg wrote:Whoa Doug, that took some time and patience. That is just excellent. Very pains taking work on the detail! ::tu:: ::nod:: ::nod:: ::tu::

Thanks. Actually it went pretty quickly. I could vision in my mind what I wanted. I wish it worked out that way all the time. I thought I was done with it but it but after putting it aside I realized it needed more detail. This is the semi finished picture.
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Then after more detail.
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Re: Birds feather

Postby doglegg » Sun May 12, 2019 2:08 am

That extra work really finished it off. Glad you shared the extra pic. ::tu::
That seahorse is serving you well. ::nod::

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Re: Birds feather

Postby FRJ » Sun May 12, 2019 2:38 am

I think it will color nicely with age.
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Re: Birds feather

Postby Doug51 » Sun May 12, 2019 2:43 am

doglegg wrote:That extra work really finished it off. Glad you shared the extra pic. ::tu::
That seahorse is serving you well. ::nod::

Full disclosure is I also used a Flexcut v-tool to cut in the fine lines.
FJR thanks. I can't really decide. ::dang::

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Re: Birds feather

Postby doglegg » Sun May 12, 2019 2:48 am

One of the judges of intelligence in the animal kingdom is their ability to use tools. Only smart to use the proper tool for the proper job. ::nod:: ::nod::

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Re: Birds feather

Postby Doc B » Sun May 12, 2019 1:13 pm

Nice feather, I like it!!! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Birds feather

Postby mrwatch » Wed May 15, 2019 1:18 pm

I would wood burn it adding many very fine lines. Do you have a Detail Master or or a controlled burner? Then spray it with DEFF brand, semi glass.

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Re: Birds feather

Postby Steve Warden » Wed May 15, 2019 1:31 pm

Niiiiiiiice!
Maybe a little OCD, but I like the first version, the one with the feathers all smoothed together, rather than pulling away from each other.

But that's me.

I'd be curious to see how it would look after a woodburning and mat gloss treatment. ::ds::
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Re: Birds feather

Postby Doug51 » Fri May 17, 2019 11:17 am

Thanks guys.

Mr watch: I don't have a controlled wood burner just a simple cheap $15 one. Thanks for the advice.

Steve Warden: Thanks. I thought it looked to plain so I had to add to it. :-) I will definitely be carving another one when I get a chance. I'm never completely satisfied with how they turn out.


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