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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2011-11-15 09:08 am   Permalink

When you carve through the mouth bring the back of the throat out to a point. That will assist in giving the jaw some strength and can easily be disguised when you finish.

 
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NIxxon
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Posted: 2011-11-15 1:36 pm   Permalink

Thank you for the tip! Unfortunately I started carving before checkin this today so I went ahead and just knocked out the whole thing but I will give that a try on the next one. I did a bit more carving, some sanding and then stained it. Pretty happy with the way this one turned out. I think I shoulda spent more time on the sanding and finishing but I was just too excited to get some color on this guy and see what he looked like all finished...so here it is. Let me know what ya think!













 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2011-11-15 5:03 pm   Permalink

Yeah, nice, very nice! I like the contrasting colors around the mouth. Great job.


 
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NIxxon
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Posted: 2011-11-15 6:00 pm   Permalink

Thanks BigT. I do appreciate it. Im not a big fan of big white teeth but as I was staining this one the contrast just seemed right...I put a coat of "natural" stain on the teeth to darken it up just a bit and it came out like this. I like it also. Thanks for the comps and thanks for looking!

 
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Keylo
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Joined: Aug 09, 2011
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From: Daytuna Beach
Posted: 2011-11-15 8:10 pm   Permalink

I like the way you cut the end of the eyes parallel to the nose cut
giving the eyes a squared off look. Good job!


 
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2011-11-16 03:35 am   Permalink

Awesome carve Nix! Keep em coming!



Mahalo



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Will carve
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Joined: Apr 06, 2011
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From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Posted: 2011-11-16 03:46 am   Permalink

Ya,
Split those legs & didn't feel a thing.
Good job.


 
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Creative Chimp
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Posted: 2011-11-16 04:54 am   Permalink

groovy design nixxon.....like the nose and eyes too

 
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2011-11-16 05:57 am   Permalink

that's lookin' good Nixxy.

Some real progress on that one bro...


 
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NIxxon
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Joined: Dec 22, 2010
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Posted: 2011-11-16 11:46 am   Permalink

thanks all for the words of encouragement. i'm really excited to get back out and start on another!

 
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seagoat
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Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2011-11-16 4:14 pm   Permalink

Back at ya man, nice looking carve. Looks like I need to try working on something larger for my next one.

 
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cy
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Joined: Mar 10, 2011
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2011-11-16 8:47 pm   Permalink

Your thread is showing great improvement NIxxon. Really like the light colored teeth to highlight that area.

 
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NIxxon
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Posted: 2011-11-17 05:32 am   Permalink

Seagoat - Yea man the bigger stuff seems to offer alot more room for error

cy- Thx man I really appreciate it...i really like all of your work...very original stuff you got goin on


 
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Watango productions
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Joined: Mar 20, 2008
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From: Melb,Australia.
Posted: 2011-11-17 1:34 pm   Permalink

Nice work on the last peice Nix.

 
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NIxxon
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Posted: 2011-11-29 1:09 pm   Permalink

Thanks Wantango, I do appreciate it! I got to carving on this long thin piece and thought what better to do than a tall hollow head-dress:) Carving all the way through the log certainly isn't as easy as it sounds!






 
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