2 October 2015 at 18:07:12 MDT
A piece on a walnut slab, one of my favorite surfaces. 13x14 or so, with bark and all the knots and oddities.
on 2 October 2015 at 21:03:18 MDT
Beautiful as always, the hard lighting and the look in its face make it a strangely emotional piece.
on 2 October 2015 at 23:56:22 MDT
Urf, this is so gorgeous. And such a delightful twin to the lioness I bought from you, I wish I could snag him as well. I love the atmosphere to this piece, even though there is so little actual background. Just the lighting sets it. Love this. The emotion in that one eye!
on 15 October 2015 at 07:33:25 MDT
You really have a talent for the lighting. It's impressive! ^^One technical question: How do you keep these wooden plates from breaking? I wanted to draw on wood myself a bit ago but before I even started the slices "worked" on and that resulted in some very ugly cracks. However, I also know my grandma had a saying on such a plate hanging on the wall for at least 50 years without a change, so.. How do you do that?
on 15 October 2015 at 19:13:02 MDT
I've never had any cracking issues to be honest, how thick of a piece have you been working on? It does help to make sure the wood has sat in your house to adjust to humidity before you start painting, but I've never had any issues.
on 16 October 2015 at 14:22:27 MDT
I don't remember well, I think they were 2-3 cm thick. They were actually sold as toy for small pets (rats, ferrets,..) in the shop where I used to buy hay for my bunnies. Maybe it's the wrong kind of tree? As far as I know it's probably wood from an apple tree, not walnut.
on 16 October 2015 at 15:18:18 MDT
That is odd. Perhaps you soaked them too much with water? I've used birch, maple, pine, and walnut and never had an issue myself.
on 16 October 2015 at 16:48:32 MDT
Thanks for all the answers. It raises hope that it might work if I try this again some day. ^^