Wood Carvings by Mark Sheridan

Adding Some Details

I used Cheryl’s suggestion from the last post and applied a bit more of a dark wash on the  fur before dry brushing some yellow ochre and later some bright yellow in small areas over the fur.  Once that was well dried, I applied some satin urethane wiping away the excess to prevent the carving from getting too shiny.  I’m pretty pleased with the results so far.

Also notice that the little guy now has a small ruler and a pencil in his apron pouch to help him with his carving.  I’ve given him some wire shoe laces and plan to go back with some brass nails and silver straight pins for the rivets on the pouch.

Stay tuned!



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6 thoughts on “Adding Some Details

  1. Cheryl Caro on said:

    Looks really awesome! I love all the small details you put into your sculptures. I like the lighter high lighting of the fur too. Gives it more depth to his fur. 😊


    • That dry brushing worked out well, Cheryl. I did it a little bit different than my normal using two shades of yellow, one lighter than the other, just on the highest spots. As you suggested, it really brought out the darker “valleys.” Thanks, Mark


  2. Lynne on said:

    Love this little guy Mark and again it’s all the little details you add that make it stand out, beautiful carving.


  3. Thanks Lynne. I’m having fun with this one. I’m just working on the little guy’s carving project…a maple leaf.


  4. Dennis Stallings on said:

    LOVE IT…


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