Thursday, May 24, 2012

Fellow submission pieces

These are the 5 pieces I submitted to IGMA for Fellow evaluation. They represent 4 different scales 1:12; 1:24; 1:48; and 1:6. I also represented many different textures- hair, feathers, shell.
(I believe if you right click > open in a new tab, the pictures enlarge)
Following are some in progress shots:

The gorilla 1:24 scale
1) The first step is to gather the subject matter, the photos. I have been tearing out animal pictures since I was twelve years old. I always refer to my good old World Book encyclopedia, and of course now we have google.
2) Having decided on a sitting pose, and gathering sitting photos, I do a measured drawing. 
3) I then transfer my drawing to a block of wood. The wood I use is Jelutong.
4) The next step is to cut the blank. I use my scroll saw.
5) Then the fun begins! Start carving and watch the gorilla emerge. 
6) When I've finally freed her from just a block of wood, it is time to paint her. I use good artist grade acrylic.

The Camel 1:48 scale

The Spotted owl 1:12 scale
It was alot of (maddening) fun to carve each feather!

The Box turtle 1:6 scale
I love these little guys. I am always stopping the car to get them out of the road, put them on the other side...cuz that's where they were going!

The dog 1:12 scale
This is a little yellow Lab mix.

Each piece was carefully chosen and carved specifically for this endeavor. I am honored to have been selected.


  1. 4 escalas, pero 1 solo arte,
    Tu arte es maravilloso
    Un abrazo

    1. Amazing! They have so much character - I really love the owl and the turtle, but they're all awesome!

  2. Ohhhhhh Linda!! They are so perfect and I am amazed how in the world you achieve such a perfection. They are so lifelike, I cannot believe my eyes!!

  3. Congratulations! Stunning work, unbelievable lifelike and perfectly scaled. No wonder you were accepted by IGMA
    Hugs, Drora

  4. This is the first time I have seen the steps in a carving like you have done on the gorilla. I had no idea that the whole thing wasn't roughed out first. They are all beautiful. XXX

  5. Your pieces look fantastic! Congratulations on your Fellowship, well deserved!

  6. They're fabulous! Congratulations.
    Bye Faby

  7. These are just awesome... you have such an amazing talent! I really love the lab... I swear, I've seen that expression on my Lab's face XD

  8. Congratulations again, Linda. You are where you belong. Thanks too for sharing these!!

  9. Congratulations and thank you so much for sharing. Your work is sensational and you should be so proud of your efforts and hard work.

  10. Such wonderful work. Thank you for posting the step-by-step pics too. You really get an idea of the amount of effort that goes into each piece

  11. Unos fantasticos trabajos, son unas piezas preciosas....pequeñas joyas talladas.
    besitos ascension

  12. I'm so pleased for you... congratulations! Your animals are wonderful. I especially love the camel.
    hugs K

  13. These are wonderful pieces and I'm sure you will get your fellowship. Wish you luck.

  14. You're a wicked woman! Your talent and skill just oozes from each and every one of them. And I love you've posted more pictures to see you work and progress. The turtle is just utterly adorable, as i'd seen before. But i don't wanna favor any of your creatures. You've given soul to each and every one of them! My guess is your application was a no-brainer for the selecting committee :)))

  15. I sincerely thank each one of you who took the time to look and comment. Your support means the world to me!
    ((((( {:>= ))))) Love and chicken hugs!

  16. Hey Linda!! I wanted to let you know I've seen 'm all in real, and they were way way better then even your excellent pictures portrait!
    Simply jaw dropping, when they came into view. I was so excited to see'm up close. And to think you made 'm on the other side of the world, held 'm tight while working on them, and now they were just mere inches away from me... Awesome and they gave me so much joy! Thanks for sharing them at IGMA, they were much adored. I'll hope they'll soon come home to you, save and sound!!!

  17. Debora your comment means so much to me- I can't thank you enough for taking the time to tell me... and yeah I miss them a little bit!

    So wonderful and amazing how things come full circle....

  18. Congrats and thanks for the step-by-step --you make it look so easy! And thanks for following my blog, MC!

  19. Thank you John!
    (((( {:>= )))) chickenhugs

  20. Estoy alucinando viendo tus trabajos. Son maravillosos!!! Cada vez estoy más contenta de haber encontrado tu blog.
    Mis más sinceras felicitaciones.