Sunday, 11 June 2017

Ilmarinen's Smithy

13'' tall cottonwood bark carving inspired by Kalevala - Ilmarinen's Smithy:


Saturday, 20 May 2017

Custom carving - Magic the Gathering card box

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

In Baba Yaga's Forest

Another carving of Baba Yaga's house, this is the first time it is standing on two chicken feet instead of just one. The carving is 12 inches tall and it is named ''In Baba Yaga's Forest''

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Graveyard from Clash Royale, relief carving

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

Fairy tale time

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:

Wabbajack shift stick

A custom carving of 7'' Wabbajack staff (just the top part) from the Elder Scrolls series.
The customer made the carving into a gear shift stick:

Friday, 7 April 2017

Nietzsche and art

''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: