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|01-15-2010, 11:17 PM||#1|
I have been wanting to give a portrait for a long time. So I looked on the web for a cool photo and then figured it out. I freehand drew the image on the wood and then took it out to the saw to cut it out. I keep getting asked if it is one of my daughters...No I wanted to use something that I would not get attached to so that I would have felt little disappointment had I failed. I did this one on a Oak Laminated piece of plywood, but will use better piece when I go for they real deal. I don't think that I did to bad, what does everyone think.
|01-16-2010, 12:19 AM||#2|
I've been making patterns for a few months now and still have a whole lot to leran but from my limited experience I have to say you done a great job there on both the pattern and the cutting I just wish my first pattern came out that good (it was designer firewood)
|01-16-2010, 08:33 AM||#3|
I think that it is hard to say how the pattern came out without seeing the original photo. There is no way of telling if it is a good resemblance or not. Your cutting and detail is very well done but not seeing your reference photo that aspect is hard to judge. Steve
|01-16-2010, 08:50 AM||#4|
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I agree with Steve. The cutting is top notch, but without a reference photo it is hard to comment on the resemblance.
With your ability to freehand you shouldn't have any problems with pattern making on a computer program, although there are a few who prefer doing patterns freehand. The only thing I can recommend is that if you are going to freehand a pattern, do it on paper, make a copy, then use a temporary spray adhesive to fasten it to your wood. That way, if it happens to turn into fire wood you'll have another copy to use. Always keep an extra copy of your patterns for later use, especially if they are originals like yours.
Also, as good as your work is, I would make sure to sign and date it, both pattern and finished piece.
By the way...the wood you used is what many of us use. I think it looks fine. There are many choices of materials when it comes to portraits.
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|01-16-2010, 11:16 AM||#6|
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I think it is very well done.
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|01-16-2010, 12:04 PM||#7|
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Faron, you did a nice job & especially with the hand drawing & cutting. I know, because I do mine that way. I do make a pattern on paper though, & can make more that one portrait if need be. It would be better if we could see how well you did from the photo, too. Good job. -- Perk