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Wood carved heads

Postby Alessandro Toccaceli » 04 Apr 2011, 01:08

I'd like to share some pictures of wooden heads I'm working on, on the base of original design made by me...

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Re: Wood carved heads

Postby Miraiker » 04 Apr 2011, 08:29

An interesting style, Alessandro, and a very nice look.
I was wondering what sort of wood you had used.
Would I be right in thinking that they are each carved from one piece of wood? Or have you given them a coating of something that covers the joints?
Who'd want a proper job?
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Re: Wood carved heads

Postby Alessandro Toccaceli » 04 Apr 2011, 20:53

The man who gave me the wood to carve, told me it's "tiglio", good to carve.
yes it's one block of wood.
Yes the style of this series is quite personal (original?), I'm thinking to make more than a style, considering to make also a classic series, a little bit more simple (and quick to make!) than this one. Funny stuff , anyway :D
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Re: Wood carved heads

Postby Chris » 04 Apr 2011, 22:10

That's lime wood, or if you want to be romantic it's from the Linden tree. It is good to carve, as are most fruit woods.
It's good to squawk!
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Re: Wood carved heads

Postby Alessandro Toccaceli » 05 Apr 2011, 16:41

and here, a color sketch for crocodile:

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Re: Wood carved heads

Postby Richard Coombs » 09 Apr 2011, 18:13

Lovely stuff Alessandro. Very Nice Heads Indeed.

Im looking forward to seeing pictures of them painted and dressed.

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Re: Wood carved heads

Postby Alessandro Toccaceli » 10 Apr 2011, 23:27

Thank you Richard, I'll post new pictures soon
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Re: Wood carved heads

Postby Alessandro Toccaceli » 02 May 2011, 00:16

Here you my first set of wooden head:

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the darker head is the doctor... I've burned it in the microwave, trying to make it lighter :|

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Re: Wood carved heads

Postby Richard Coombs » 03 May 2011, 13:24

Quite wonderful Alessandro ...utterly charming faces and a lovely carving style .
Very , Very Nice indeed ! Bravo
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Re: Wood carved heads

Postby Alessandro Toccaceli » 03 May 2011, 13:29

Thank you Richard,

I'll post new picture once painted...
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Re: Wood carved heads

Postby martin@no10 » 03 May 2011, 20:18

Yes these are excellent - I especially like the facial expression on the darker head. What kind of paints will you use?

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Re: Wood carved heads

Postby Richard Coombs » 03 May 2011, 20:41

I especially like the 'square jawed thug'

Some years ago I made ' boxer' - the 'underdog' one , but need to make another, Bully Boy type to have a Boxing Match .
When I do make my 2nd Boxer ( next year sometime) ...I think I may come back and take a look at that 'Thug' again - for inspiration only-.

Looking forward to seeing them painted.

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Re: Wood carved heads

Postby Alessandro Toccaceli » 09 May 2011, 00:26

martin@no10 wrote:Yes these are excellent - I especially like the facial expression on the darker head. What kind of paints will you use?

Martin


Thank you Martin,

I will use acrylic colours for this figure set, but in the next future I want to try oil colours on wood, the effects is something unique, but it takes months to be totally dry.
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Re: Wood carved heads

Postby ProfJosephCarter » 12 Jun 2011, 23:40

Alessandro you have some beautiful heads there, such tremendous characterisation! vv

I look so forward to seeing them painted! :D
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Re: Wood carved heads

Postby Alessandro Toccaceli » 13 Jun 2011, 23:58

Thank you Joseph,
I'll post new pic as soon as possible...
I'm building a booth too!
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