Some Detail for the Cowboy Hound
I spent a bit of time on the Cowboy Hound tonight and was able to provide a bit more detail around his legs and body.
I slimmed down the legs quite a bit with some wrinkles here and there where his knee would bend. I also added a bit of detail to his neckerchief although I want to slim it down a bit more before I’m finished. His gun belt overlaps his belt for his pants and you can see a bit of this on the back of the carving. I also removed quite a bit of bulk from his upper back so that his elbows appear to stretch back further. This will be important when I make the upper rail of the fence that he’ll be leaning against.
Speaking of the arms, I just have the one arm with any amount of detail at this point. Right now they are only attached by a dowel and some glue from a glue gun. I’ll detail both in a bit more and then permanently glue them in place for some final fitting and detailing.
When I was in Hamilton at the carving show, I took a close look at some of the scenes that people had constructed from copper shim stock ( very thin copper sheets ) to make blades of grass and leaves as part of the bases on which their carvings sat. I think I’ll try this with this little Hound and have some blades of grass shooting up beside the fence posts.
He’s coming along.
The cowboy hound looks really great Mark,again all the little details stand out 🙂 and he really is coming along.
He’s moving along now that I’ve got it roughed in to the general shape that I want. I was a bit picky about making sure that he’s leaning back a bit, but not too much, to give him a laid back but attentive look. These wranglers always have to keep one eye out for mischief and their good hand near their six shooter!
Hahaha behind that laid back lazy,tired expression lies an alertness that’s unexpected 🙂
He is looking really good. Love the tiny details. Your work still amazes me. I can’t wait to see the copper work. That should be really interesting. Creativity must run in your family. I couldn’t resist checking out your daughter’s site. Very talented young lady. My mom use to crochet and I remember watching my grand mother knit. Always interested me.
Cheryl, what you don’t get from her website ( where she’s designed the crochet patterns…including a Saturn V rocket and the space shuttle ) is that she’s an engineering physicist with a master’s degree in astrophysics and a teaching degree! What a gal. Takes after her mother, I guess.
Wow she is very gifted and Very smart! I can see why you are a proud dad! My dad worked for NASA and he would bring me each space shuttle emblem. I still have them and a few coins that were made from the space shuttles metal. He was a quality control manager for them.