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White-tailed Doe Carving by greencheek
White-tailed Doe Carving
One time when I was on a hike in the woods, I came upon a branch or small trunk that had been gnawed down by beavers and left behind.  The exposed wood was light colored and seemed to have a nice, even grain, and I took the piece home and put it in the basement to age (dry gradually).  A year or two later I was looking at it and decided I wanted to carve it and leave part of the log intact.  I planned the carving and cut it out as well as I could - the awkward shape meant I couldn't even use a bandsaw for most of it.  As soon as I started working on it, I realized this was a very very hard wood.  It look far more effort to carve than my typical basswood.  Later on, I was able to identify the wood as white ash - which is popular for tool handles due to its strength.  White ash is not a popular wood to carve.
It took a long time, chipping away at it very slowly and it didn't take woodburning well.  But on the plus side - it would take a real effort to break it!

Carved from one piece of white ash, woodburned, painted with acrylics.
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Floyd by greencheek
Floyd
Floyd the orange wing Amazon carved from basswood.

Wow, I just not noticed this got a DD.  Thank you.
I made this as a Christmas ornament for a family member who lost her companion parrot of 32 years a year or two back. 

I carved it from basswood, detailed it with a woodburner, and painted with many acrylic washes.
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:icondrawn2pencils:
drawn2pencils Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work, the love of the endeavor is clear.
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tropicalfriend Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work!!
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Paristamai Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016
I'm interested in your arts
Please contact me to
Parista_mai@hotmail.com
Thank you
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skinnylittleschizo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I used your stock here For The Birds by skinnylittleschizo thanks so much!
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TubaMirum Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
You have GREAT pictures!
I am trying to find the right coloring for a picture of a bird I want to do. I've been trying to find out what the coloring of a pineapple is on the underside of the wing. Do you know what the difference between a green cheek and a pineapple is? What specifically is the one in your pictures?
Thanks!!!
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greencheek Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
My greencheek is a normal green.
Pineapples are a combo of the yellow-sided mutation (increased yellow) and cinnamon (less blue/black pigment), sometimes they are bred for more red as well. Sorry I cant help more.
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TubaMirum Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Thank you so much for replying! I stopped making excuses to go to the pet store and just made up the colors. (not like my pictures are science yet anyhow) You're pictures were a great help! Thank you!
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Pasion1994 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I used your stock here,
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Thank you very much :3
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WistfulDesigns Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
[link] used
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KerrigorRose Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
[link] thanks
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