Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Crunchy on the Outside, Chewy in the Middle

I finally got around to finishing up this piece.  I must say that this is one of my best carvings to date.  It turned out better than I could have imagined.  The carving itself was incredibly challenging and I had to develop a few new techniques in order to get the dragon the way that I wanted it.  I think the painting worked out quite well too.  I debated for some time on what color he would be and finally settled on green.  I'm very glad that I did.  I think it's the base that really sets the whole piece off.  The charred remains with the chunks of armor were a simple joy to create and really round out the entire composition.

I hope you like him.  There is a link on the Carvings Gallery Page to many more photos if you like to stop by and have a closer look.  Thanks for stopping by.