Welcome to Gargac's Originals Woodcarvings!
Pictured, is one of my most recent carvings. I haven't carved in bristlecone pine in quite some time. This piece was a challenge, which also made it a lot of fun to carve. At the right side of the face,(not pictured)the grain ran very wild, and pieces where splintering off while trying to carve in detail. This lead to a portion of wood being removed from this side of the carving and then the back needed to be sawed at an angle to the face. After this modification the carving was able to be displayed as pictured at almost a 3/4 profile shot. The carving measures 22"x 6" and is 3.5-inches in depth. A small butane micro torch was used for wood burning at the buffalo robe, horn, and other areas of the carving to help create some texture and depth. The hair tie, or wrap,is a red hue washed acrylic, with charcoal black acrylic dry brushing. The face and neck is natural wood bristlcone coloring with some cadmium red dry brushed at the high spots A coat of linseed oil and spray lacquer to seal the piece. A final light coat of matte spray was then applied to rid of any shinnies. Hope you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by.
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