Well, I have done a few more dog carvings the past few months, as well as a horse portrait relief carving. I have really learned a lot and discovered new tools that I wish I had, such as a power engraver, or some really good paint brushes! I also learned a lot about painting. I’ve switched to acrylic paints for the dog carvings, because the milk paint wasn’t getting the detail that my clients wanted. I really learned a lot by watching a bunch of videos from Lachri Fine Art. She paints in a photo-realistic style and has a lot of helpful tips for a beginner. I never knew about glazing before!
I have to say that I am not a painter, and I think I would rather focus more on horse portrait carvings rather than dogs. Not sure what I’ll do in the future with the dogs. I’d also enjoy doing natural wood carvings more than painting them. Or perhaps just doing a light wash to give a hint of color in the future. Much more to experiment with! For now, enjoy this quick time-laps of the process of the dog carving. My video making skills still need some improvement, but one thing at a time, right?