Thursday, December 30, 2010

Steaming it up

Well I am still working on Serenade... background trees I am leaving fairly simple and somewhat similar to my other elk piece "The Challenger" on the off chance that they sell as a pair. 

I decided to give this guys some steamy breath to balance the left side of the board.  Not 100% done yet, but inching closer.  The steam is created with very fine grit sandpaper.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

New work

While the elk piece is on a wee bit of a standstill I did manage to finish up a smaller piece (12"x12")  I am usually pretty good with titles, but nothing is coming to me for this one so I welcome suggestions.

As most of you know usually eyes are my favorite part of the animal to do so I don't often choose photos where the eyes are not a prominent feature, but I really liked the curve of the neck into the head and then the tongue rounding it out.  It just makes a really nice circle for MY eyes.  I hope you enjoy it too.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

scratch, scratch, scratch

My cold seems to be clearing up and more energy to work on this one.  I am nearly done with ehelk, but there will be some subtle background elements still to go.

Friday, December 3, 2010

More Serenade

Some progress on the elk, though not moving on it as quickly as I would like with work, holidays and now a cold :(