Below are assorted projects I’m currently working on.
7/17 – Hi. I have great news, my arm has healed enough that I able to burn for more than 15 minutes a day! My shoulder is not fully recovered, but it’s a lot better and I won’t have to have surgery if I keep up with the routine I’ve been given. It will be a bit before I can burn for hours at a time, but now I can do 30-45 minutes before I have to take a couple hour break. That’s progress. I’ve updated a couple of my projects below and I have a photo of my new project.
Cougar – 7/17
As I mentioned before, it’s part of my Big Cat series. The series is the final part of my Cradleboard testing. I actually know the brand of this board as I chose the small board which was the Ampersand brand. I know I was impressed with the board during the initial testing and so far I’m enjoying working on it for the final round of testing.
Northern Shoveler Duck – 7/17
I think I’m done with the burning portion of the shoveler ducks. I’ve got it sitting on a shelf for a few days and then I’ll take a fresh look at it. I still plan to add color to the board, but I’ll test that out on a print out. Even though this is basswood, this particular board is going to darken up quite a bit when it gets sealed. I know this because I tested it out with water.
To get an idea of how the board color will change when sealed, I mist the board with water. This one will take on a golden hue to it. When I test out color, I will use a print out of the art while it is still wet as this will give me a better idea of how the final color will look.
Mandarin Duck collab – 7/17
I’ve started a new project of a mandarin duck, and, yes, it will be a collaboration project with another artist. The collaboration portion will remain a mystery for now. I choose this particular duck because it has a lot of color to it.
Raspberry Bandit – 6/22
Today was the first time I’ve worked on the Raspberry Bandit in several weeks. I got the leaves above her done and more of the dark border burned in.
Chloe’s Rabbits – 6/22
I also worked a bit on my niece’s white rabbit, Pixie. The rabbit has long hair, but that hasn’t been too difficult. White fur it a bit tricky as you need to add burn marks to give it shape, but you can’t get too dark otherwise it won’t look white.
I’ll try to provide another update in a few days.