Did I say I wasn't gonna get off topic? Well for me it's all on topic, it's all wildlife art, and part of what I love to do when I'm not actually IN the outdoors.
Here is a green phase Brazilian soapstone fish carving I did, mounted on mesquite. While being just a generic fish riding a riverbed, it lives now in a very appropriate home, trout capital of the world, Bozeman, Montana.
And another diversion, "Tails UP!"
Being a moderator, it's hard for me to say this, but WHAT THIS FORUM NEEDS IS MORE NEKKID LADIES!!! AMIRIGHT?
I have a lot of work to do on her still. It was very rewarding and also frustrating trying to learn enough anatomy to carve her. I think I'll do more, but I have to at least finish this first! She needs LOTS of sanding and smoothing... no, her ribs are not gonna be poky like that when she's done.
... back to the birds... Two bird commission for one of our coastal duck guides:
And finally, yes, there are more projects on my workbench in various states, here's a couple more decoys getting glued up. They haven't progressed at all since then, been SO busy!
I hope everyone had a wonderful "summer vacation" and thank you dear eight pound, six ounce, newborn infant Jesus, it's finally HUNTIN SEASON AGAIN!