Saturday, September 20, 2014

A little something...

A. Filetti 2014
As I learned from a good friend sometimes carving small figures can bring some of the greatest joy.  This figure was started from a simple  1.5" X 1.5" X 4" block while sitting in a lawn chair watching my better half and my niece swim while on vacation. 
The figure was created by first establishing the front profile and then adjusting the side profile to give the figure movement.  The "movement" I am referring to is the minor adjustments that break away from that straight ahead figure.  In the case of Stan he has alternate foot placements, hand placements, upper torso twist, and his head is turned as well.  These small movements help to bring the figure to life.
Once the front profile is roughed in you are on to a series of small cuts.  These figure types require effective use of triangle cuts and improve a carvers cutting skills.  In addition the carver gets a chance to carve a full figure which also helps the carver advance.
Now for those who don't think you can do it,  what do you have to lose by trying...heck for a dollar you get 3 tries and a whole lotta entertainment.
It's a beautiful day, why don't you give this a try? 

Congratulations are in order...I hear through the grapevine that Mr. Steve Brown and Mr. Dale Green have been elected to the Caricature Carvers of America.  Great job guys! 

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