I've never done very well with felines and canines but I've never given up trying. After much consideration one basswood round seemed to be asking for an African lion and I believe that will be my next project. He is already laid out on the wood and I hope to begin burning today, however I caught a cold over Memorial weekend so the past too days I didn't feel like working much, especially over a smoking iron when my nose is and eyes were already irritated.
I love working with bark on wood slabs however I feel that once I clear out the last few I have I will only use them for custom orders. I hope to find a publisher to make giclee prints of my work so that I wont have to burn anything more than twice. I want to work more with basswood slabs for large pieces such as the cowboy at the cross that I hope to start at the end of the summer.
My biggest setback with my work is the perspective. I feel that I have no talent for unique angles, settings, or portrayals of subjects. I hope that within a short time I can work some uniqeness into my protrayal of wildlife, people, and whatever else I burn. Thanks for coming, don't forget to drop a comment and feel free to ask any questions. Also, take a look at my facebook page!