Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Quick Nixon Gnome!

Some times super quick whittlin can be fun, a lot of fun. This little ( 2" counting the hat) Richard Nixon Gnome is a result of super quick whittlin. Anybody who draws/sketches with a pencil has probably tried to do a super quick drawing. The results can be interesting. I applied this same idea to a piece of Basswood and a pocket knife. The first thing I did was cut out the blank of Basswood in the shape of a Gnome, with a larger head. Next I googled up a drawing of Nixon and within a few minutes this emerged. Very soon I'll be doing some other celebrities in this same super quick manner. Give it a try, you'll be surprised with your results.


Anonymous said...

glad to see the post, have missed you guys,
nice job on "quigly", getting stronger, just about ready to make trip north, now for some nice weather,
any news about thomp?
see you soon, i hope

Robert Cahill said...

Not certain why I still do larger carvings as I enjoy minatures much more.(guess I'm trying to please other people) anyway I sure am going to try nixion my wife is crazy about gnomes. Tried without success to do one laying down with a head on rock. Thanks for showing all these little fellows I sure enjoy them

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Ed Pitts said...

Seems like I can't do anything quick.
I guess I should try some smaller projects. I do mostly human and animals on a larger scale.
Nice work.

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Robert Cahill said...

Have we abbandoned this site?