February 18, 2022 at 11:55 pm #100016656
What do you think about this carving when considering the 3 tips I shared about “What chips do I remove?”
- Don’t over carve the pattern
- Vary the size of chips removed
- Create interesting shadows
Your thoughts and feedback?February 19, 2022 at 2:05 pm #100016658Jim JohnsonParticipant
Overall, I like it – Certainly different-sized chips removed, and that as well as the lighting create very interesting shadows.
It could be considered over carved, but my eye is drawn to the center of the carving because of the pattern and the radiating lines coming from each corner.
So, it meets point 2 & 3 – but perhaps no special positive space to draw the viewers attention.
Jim JohnsonFebruary 19, 2022 at 3:55 pm #100016659Randall HermansonParticipant
based on the teaching at the beginning of this post i say this is over carved and too busy. it has no positive spaces. what i like about this carving is the use of shadows that make this design interesting. also the designs change to form patterns. at first glance i see several rosettes, then i see four diamonds. the more i look at it i see even more patterns. this change in shapes and patterns using shadows makes this carving interesting.February 21, 2022 at 12:59 pm #100016668Dennis WilsonParticipant
This is a very attractive, interesting coaster. The size of the chips are varied, but it looks as if a skew knife was used regularly on the sides of the cuts. This suggests to me positive space since it makes one side of the cut look more positive and one side look more negative. Interesting visual effects are created, and they draw my eye nicely into the carving.
Dennis WilsonFebruary 22, 2022 at 11:10 pm #100016680
Thanks all for your thoughts. I can understand all of your comments and how they apply to this carving.
I’ll share a bit more on this design in the upcoming email. Stay tuned!September 14, 2022 at 12:27 am #100018062Jon GledhillParticipant
I’m new to the group, and would love to carve this Patten. Is it available in tje pattern archive?September 14, 2022 at 12:07 pm #100018067
Hi Jon, Welcome to MyChipCarving!
This pattern is definitely a winner. It is a multi-level carving and takes some practice to successfully carve.
The pattern is simply a square divided into 8 sections. Watch this Platinum Member webinar replay to see how it’s carved.
I’ll be available to help if you have any questions.
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