Eccentric, with a little bit of whimsy

my second, more fruitful attempt at multiple centers. This has three. Thanks to Andi Wolfe for some great insight into the process.

I did have some trouble with this piece, more to do with the wood (old maple) than my tools, I think. My chisels were sharp, but I was having a hard time getting them to cut cleanly. I wasn’t catching, and the wood didn’t seem punky, but I guess it did have softer spots that cut/tore down very quickly. I ended up forming this mostly by scraping with a gouge and skew. Non-traditional? Probably. Miguided attempts of a novice? Undoubtedly.

What I’m happy about though, is that I’m trying to incorporate a sense of humor, if not a little bit of whimsy and some personality in my work. A holdout from my years doing comic strips no doubt? I think I’ve got a good start here.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s