Carving an Owl from Cedar Wood – Art, Sculpture

Carving an Owl from Cedar Wood – Art, Sculpture


Hello friends. Welcome back to Cammie’s Garage. Today, I am going to try to carve another
owl sculpture out of this piece of cedar. The recipient of the last owl I made really
liked it, so the client asked for another one. As I said before, I do not normally take commissions,
but this was a special case. I am going to carve it using the angle grinder
as well as the rotary tool. I am getting the rough shape down here. Now I want to take off a bit more material
off the back. I am going to go back to the angle grinder. Just to show you I am not a miracle worker,
I do use photo reference for stuff like this. This is just a photo I got off the internet. I am just putting the legs in here; getting
a pretty good rough shape. Actually, I am getting pretty close to the
final shape. As I keep saying, the most important part
is the eyes and face area, so I will come back on work on that a little once I define
the feet a little more. Like the other owl I did, I had intended to
remove all this material in here, but it is just taking so long with this tool. I think I am going to leave it like that,
just define the talons on the front and then finish up the face. Right now I am just taking off the rough edges. It is not going to be perfect. I am only concerned about the face, really. Well, I think this turned out pretty nice. I think it turned out better than the first
one, actually, even though it is smaller. I feel like the proportions are better and
the balance. I simply made this with an angler grinder,
a rotary tool and a blowtorch. This was carved from a piece of reclaimed
red cedar. One thing I did differently this time is I
put highlights in the pupils. It gives the eyes a little bit more life,
I think. It is difficult to estimate how much time
it took me. I got out here a little late this morning
and I had some other things going on. I would have to guess it took me about four
hours, I think, in total. That’s it for now, so if you made it this
far, thanks a lot for sticking around. If you want to support what I do, you can
now Cammie’s Garage swag. I will put links to my shops down in the description. I hope you keep tuning in, because there is
going to be more projects like this one coming out of Cammie’s Garage.

10 thoughts on “Carving an Owl from Cedar Wood – Art, Sculpture

  1. 💖Ahhh, he's a lovely looking owl, I wouldn't have the courage to use the torch on him, I'd be frightened I'd damage him.😨 I'm very new to hand carving and have just finished my owl, he's made from yew wood and I've oiled him, I'm very pleased how he has turned out. Thanks for sharing another great video. 😊🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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