The Year In Pictures 2013

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:07 am

Beautiful. :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Dotsie » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:56 am

Really lovely :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Jack Remillard » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:21 pm

Those are really awful* photos, Penfold. :D

* In the nice** sense of the word. :D

** As in pleasant.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Sister Jennifer » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:16 am

Just added this to my 'places to see' list.

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby chillicamper » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:20 am

I've been trying to learn shading techniques with my wood burner. Here's my first try - A Steampunk Fairy.

I'm not that good an artist to the general outline was copied from an picture. Getting light and dark out of the burning was a challenge.

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Dotsie » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:41 am

Wow! I wants one! 8-) Do you set fire to a lot of pieces you're working on?
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby chillicamper » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:21 am

Dotsie wrote:Wow! I wants one! 8-) Do you set fire to a lot of pieces you're working on?


Thanks Dotsie! There's generally a bit of smoke around, but none of my work has gone up in flames yet! :lol:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Conforumist » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:23 am

..pretty amazing work; specially for your first piece!
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby chillicamper » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:36 am

Conforumist wrote:..pretty amazing work; specially for your first piece!


Cheers - I've done other stuff before, but its either been writing on wood, or straight forward silhouette stuff - like the cogs on this piece. This is my first proper try at a picture with shading and depth.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Penfold » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:10 am

That is excellent, Chilli, especially if it your first attempt! :D

If you find your current job a bit boring or unfulfilling, maybe by getting a little more practice in (shouldn't take too much looking at that) you could start doing the wood-burning on a more commercial basis. Local scenes and local iconic buildings (a snap from a mobile phone or similar should provide an accurate template) can make good sales amongst local businesses (cafes, etc) and maybe your tourist shops might be willing to stock a few for a small commission. :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:28 am

I like it! :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby The Mad Collector » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:45 am

Good work Chilli :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Catch-up » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:52 pm

Chilli, that looks amazing! How can you say you're not a good artist? The details and shading look great.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:48 pm

That looks really good Chilli. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby chillicamper » Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:26 pm

Penfold wrote:That is excellent, Chilli, especially if it your first attempt! :D

If you find your current job a bit boring or unfulfilling, maybe by getting a little more practice in (shouldn't take too much looking at that) you could start doing the wood-burning on a more commercial basis. Local scenes and local iconic buildings (a snap from a mobile phone or similar should provide an accurate template) can make good sales amongst local businesses (cafes, etc) and maybe your tourist shops might be willing to stock a few for a small commission. :D


I hate my job! or rather insurance as a whole industry :lol: But I don't think I can ever make enough money at making wooden stuff to pay the bills :( . I do like the idea though of doing some local scenes though. The Watercress Line (steam railway) is only a mile down the road - maybe some inspiration there?? :think:

However, my sister, and her partner do run a woody website (http://www.iwoodlovethat.co.uk ) and I do supply some stuff to them. It's only been up and running a few months, but it's gradually getting there. They also do craft markets round the Manchester area. She visits every month or 2 and I pass stuff I've made to her to pop on the website or sell on her stall.
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