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two more painted
Two of my latest efforts all painted up and ready for viewing. The first is the Santa from my pattern book, though I did this version without the goggles this time. The second is simply a carving doodle that I did the other morning. I have some new paints a...

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So I finally finished up my latest carvings, the two on the right are going to become custom tool handles and the other will get an eyelet and become an ornament. I have been extremely blessed and busy lately with request for my painted study sticks but Chr...
Cartoons 2 Carvings
Cartoons 2 Carvings
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WWI soldier carving
Carved this guy yesterday and I was so happy with how he was coming along I went ahead and painted him up yesterday afternoon. I carved him to honor my grampa who served in WWI He then returned home after his time in the service to become a successful farme...
WWI soldier carving
WWI soldier carving
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latest carvings fini
For your viewing pleasure a few of my latest efforts, all carved from 1" block. To see a video of my painting technique go to;https://www.facebook.com/cartoons2carvings. I paint a watered down acrylic and have been extremely happy with my results as of late...
latest carvings fini
latest carvings fini
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three of my latest
Three of my latest carvings, just some carving doodles. Spent some time on the farm and got some time to carve. The civil war soldier on the right has had a finished coating applied and the other is unfinished as he will be painted along with my newest engi...
three of my latest
three of my latest
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As of late the painted study sticks have kept me busy. This whole thing started as a way for me to get some time in practicing facial features and then one day I decided I would paint one just to see how that would look, from there it has taken on a life of...
Cartoons 2 Carvings
Cartoons 2 Carvings
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To paint my faces I start with a small dot of red paint and then add
water to dilute it down. This is how much water to paint I start with then add
a tad more water once it is blended to a consistency. When first trying this take a scrap piece of wood to se...
Cartoons 2 Carvings
Cartoons 2 Carvings
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study sticks and castings
So for a while now I have used 1" blocks for practicing facial features, I would usually carve a 6 inch piece and carve three faces in it. Then one day I thought why not do some painting as well and so I did. I then received a request to carve one for someo...
study sticks and castings
study sticks and castings
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For all who have inquired about the paper back version it is now available
Cartoons 2 Carvings
Cartoons 2 Carvings
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study sticks
Practice sticks, study sticks, whatever you like to call them. These 1" blocks are 6" long and I normally put about three faces on them. This is not only a great way for me to practice carving expressions but also a way for me to play around with painting t...
study sticks
study sticks
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