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post #331 of 340
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Hi all, I've made a couple signs here and there and, I wanted to share them with you.  I can start making them for bycers again but, beware, I am REALLY slow ... REALLY slow

Here's a few recent ones
http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/msbear33/DSC_0002.jpg
http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/msbear33/019-1.jpg
http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/msbear33/008-1.jpg
http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/msbear33/011-1.jpg

and the newest one for Henny Jenny
http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/msbear33/185-1.jpg
http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/msbear33/188-1.jpg
http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/msbear33/186-1.jpg

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post #332 of 340

I'd still like either one or a few. wink Could you do a collage of different birds & RARE FEATHERS FARM on one?

Rare Feathers Farm is located just outside of Okanogan, Washington. We specialize in rare and critically endangered poultry.
Rare Feathers Farm is located just outside of Okanogan, Washington. We specialize in rare and critically endangered poultry.
post #333 of 340

Your work is SO beautiful! This is exactly what I wanted to do someday. But I doubt it'll look this good! And I just love the old wood you're using. Gives it a special touch that newer wood can't.
I have a question though. Once you draw the final sketch, how to do get it on the wood? Do you re-draw it, or what? I'm the kind of person who can't paint very well without drawing it first. I've tried doing that on wood, and it's not easy to draw on th

Becky (yep, Mary is not my real name, although I don't mind being called it)
RKM Lofts | RKM Art
We occasionally have pigeons, doves, chickens, guinea, and hatching eggs for sale.
Becky (yep, Mary is not my real name, although I don't mind being called it)
RKM Lofts | RKM Art
We occasionally have pigeons, doves, chickens, guinea, and hatching eggs for sale.
post #334 of 340
Thread Starter 

Pm'd you, rare feathers.

Mary,  I take my sketch and tape it onto the wood where I want the image to be.  I then use an exacto knife to cut through the paper while following the lines of the image.  When Im done, the sketch is a shredded mess but, I have transferred my basic image.  I can then follow those cuts and carve them out deeper with the electric dremmel.  The key is to keep it basic.  Once the basic proportions are there, you can ad the detail later.. either with the dremmel or with paint.  I have gotten so good with my dremmel, I freehand the detail with it.   

The first 4 or so signs on this thread were all hand carved.  They gave a total different feel... very folksy and some people like them better but, it was so hard on my wrists, I just couldn't keep doing them.  The dremmel has allowed me to be more comfortable and keep the images cleaner and more precise.

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Bantam Mille Fleur Cochins and Black Rosecombs. 
Mille Fleur Cochin Progress page- http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=10091-mille-fleur-cochin-progress
Maryland Poultry Swap & Farmer's Market  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=6262222#p6262222
 

post #335 of 340

I'd love you to do my farm logo!

Wife to 1, Mother to 3 boys, 2 dogs, 1 guinea , 2 cockatiels, one bunny - and too many chickens and turkeys to count.

If its not crazy looking, it doesn't belong in my flock!
Wife to 1, Mother to 3 boys, 2 dogs, 1 guinea , 2 cockatiels, one bunny - and too many chickens and turkeys to count.

If its not crazy looking, it doesn't belong in my flock!
post #336 of 340

Ah, makes sense! smile Me and dremels do not get along well, but I guess I need to work with it more to get used to it.

Becky (yep, Mary is not my real name, although I don't mind being called it)
RKM Lofts | RKM Art
We occasionally have pigeons, doves, chickens, guinea, and hatching eggs for sale.
Becky (yep, Mary is not my real name, although I don't mind being called it)
RKM Lofts | RKM Art
We occasionally have pigeons, doves, chickens, guinea, and hatching eggs for sale.
post #337 of 340
Thread Starter 

Ok Gryeyes here's your sketches

The first one would be app. 9x13 

http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/msbear33/Untitled.jpg

The second one, "Chez Poulet" would be app. 15 x 15

http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/msbear33/chezpoulet.jpg

and the 3rd one would be app. 12 x 20

http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/msbear33/olmsteadhomestead.jpg

I was also thinking you could go much simpler for the last one... if you wanted folks to be able to read it well and I can put the fence kind of under

http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/msbear33/olm.jpg

Let me know what you do like about the sketches and maybe if you want to change anything.  Pm me.  For endless font options, go to urbanfonts.com and spend some time there searching for the perfect one.


Edited by Msbear - 7/2/10 at 9:44am

Bantam Mille Fleur Cochins and Black Rosecombs. 
Mille Fleur Cochin Progress page- http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=10091-mille-fleur-cochin-progress
Maryland Poultry Swap & Farmer's Market  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=6262222#p6262222
 

Bantam Mille Fleur Cochins and Black Rosecombs. 
Mille Fleur Cochin Progress page- http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=10091-mille-fleur-cochin-progress
Maryland Poultry Swap & Farmer's Market  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=6262222#p6262222
 

post #338 of 340

Got anymore pics???  big_smile

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post #339 of 340
Thread Starter 

Here are the finished signs for gryeyes.

http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/msbear33/011-2.jpg

http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/msbear33/022.jpg

http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/msbear33/008-2.jpg

You cannot tell but, the rhode island red is multi-dimensional with dark red lows and gold highlights.

Bantam Mille Fleur Cochins and Black Rosecombs. 
Mille Fleur Cochin Progress page- http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=10091-mille-fleur-cochin-progress
Maryland Poultry Swap & Farmer's Market  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=6262222#p6262222
 

Bantam Mille Fleur Cochins and Black Rosecombs. 
Mille Fleur Cochin Progress page- http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=10091-mille-fleur-cochin-progress
Maryland Poultry Swap & Farmer's Market  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=6262222#p6262222
 

post #340 of 340

Lovely as always. Thanks for posting the pics!

                     Starting fresh: BBS Marans,Dellies, SS, Lav Amer, and Welsummers                               
                                 www.etsy.com/shop/PrairieWolfCabin                                         
                        Dog is my copilot, horse is my passion, chicken lays my breakfast!

   ...

                     Starting fresh: BBS Marans,Dellies, SS, Lav Amer, and Welsummers                               
                                 www.etsy.com/shop/PrairieWolfCabin                                         
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