13'' tall cottonwood bark carving inspired by Kalevala - Ilmarinen's Smithy:
Sunday, 11 June 2017
Saturday, 20 May 2017
Another large box for 900 Magic the Gathering cards carved as a custom order.
This is the last one for a while, I don't even have more of the blank boxes at the moment.
After I shipped the carving away I realized I didn't take a proper photo of the top, so here is the work in progress that shows the center rosette without the name added yet:
One small box for only 100 MTG cards that I carved along the large one. I was experimenting with more detailed rosette, where all the chips are connected and I am very happy with the result:
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
A relief carving of ''Graveyard card'' from Clash Royale done on a cottonwood bark slab. It measures around 13 x 7 x 1.5 inches. It was a fairly quick work done on a spontaneous idea and it is probably my very first (completely) relief carving.
Tuesday, 2 May 2017
My newest cottonwood bark carvings inspired by fairy tales.
The first is ''Baba Yaga's Hut'' standing on her chicken leg 11 inches tall:
The second is ''Rapunzel's Tower'' 12.5 inches:
And the third is not really from any specific fairy tale but it is named ''Writer's Retreat'' so I included it with this bunch, this carving is 14 inches in height:
Details of the bark craziness that is going on here:
Friday, 7 April 2017
''The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude''
A quote by Friedrich Nietzsche chip carved on a 12'' basswood plate. A detailed rosette is in the center of the plate and foliage design is all around the outside rim:
Detailed photo of the very challenging outside rim carving, the leaves are carved to the edges of the plate, there was no room for a mistake:
And a photo of carving in progress: