Joined: Mar 04, 2003
From: Vista, CA
|Posted: 2006-06-18 7:01 pm  Permalink|
This was a trade with Onatiki and Moki.
I was inspired by the artwork Swampfire had created for their home bar and wanted to incorporate my carving into it.
Here is the original logo
Here is my contribution
Made from solid mahogany with a dark walnut stain and 4 coats of satin laquer. Hand buffed for the final look.
He is about 20-22 inches long and 14-16 inches tall
[ This Message was edited by: monkeyman 2006-06-18 19:39 ]
Joined: May 25, 2004
From: NYC Area
|Posted: 2006-06-18 7:20 pm  Permalink|
sweet as alwyas!!!
Joined: Nov 24, 2003
From: San Diego, CA
|Posted: 2006-06-18 7:25 pm  Permalink|
We love the puffer!!! Derek did an amazing job. He really brought Swampfire's design to life.
Here he is in his new home. He is the first thing you see when you come in the door.
Grand Member (7 years)
Joined: May 04, 2005
|Posted: 2006-06-18 8:30 pm  Permalink|
off the hook.. I absolutly love it...
Joined: Oct 14, 2002
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
|Posted: 2006-06-18 8:35 pm  Permalink|
And the con-ge-ga-shun say "Aaaaaye-mennnnn"...
Joined: Apr 09, 2003
From: Ontario, Canada
|Posted: 2006-06-18 9:15 pm  Permalink|
That's really looking sharp!
Nice one, you continue to astound.
Great Minds Drink Alike
Joined: Jun 24, 2004
|Posted: 2006-06-18 9:17 pm  Permalink|
Very cool fish! Excellent work.
Joined: Oct 21, 2002
From: Milwaukee, WI
|Posted: 2006-06-18 11:07 pm  Permalink|
Love the finish and the color!
Joined: Jan 29, 2004
From: San Pedro, CA
|Posted: 2006-06-18 11:34 pm  Permalink|
great job, MM. I love your carving style. I'm looking forward to seeing it in person!
Polynesiac - putting the "F" back in "ART"
Joined: Jun 14, 2005
From: So Cal
|Posted: 2006-06-19 12:53 am  Permalink|
I have a thing for the puffer fishies! He is just too much, MM. Really, really nice.
Tonight, we will have a big feast. And then, at the end of the feast, we will climb to the top of the Big Woo, and you will jump in. Okay?
Joined: Sep 30, 2004
From: Santa Rosa, CA (Sonoma - wine country)
|Posted: 2006-06-19 08:09 am  Permalink|
Me loves puffers, too! Excellent job there MM!! You captured his personality perfectly!!
The many personalities of Myke
Grand Member (6 years)
Joined: Oct 15, 2002
From: Ventura County
|Posted: 2006-06-19 9:23 pm  Permalink|
Joined: Jun 10, 2004
From: Reseda, calif.
|Posted: 2006-06-19 9:45 pm  Permalink|
I am soooo loving it!
Joined: Jun 01, 2004
From: wisconsin northwoods
|Posted: 2006-06-19 9:56 pm  Permalink|
excellent work Monkeyman...but that's no surprise after observing your frames 'n' such.
i really should go to bed but I can't stop looking at it....very cool.
Joined: Sep 14, 2004
From: Sydney, Australia
|Posted: 2006-06-19 11:56 pm  Permalink|
Thats awesome man! really captured the puffer well.