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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.
Floyd by greencheek
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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drawn2pencils Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work, the love of the endeavor is clear.
tropicalfriend Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work!!
Paristamai Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016
I'm interested in your arts
Please contact me to
Thank you
skinnylittleschizo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I used your stock here For The Birds by skinnylittleschizo thanks so much!
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?
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.
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!
Pasion1994 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I used your stock here,
Thank you very much :3
WistfulDesigns Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
[link] used
KerrigorRose Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
[link] thanks
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