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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Bigfoot Beats

Got some big projects on the horizon. Here's a little somthin' till then. Bigfoot doodle turned vector turned potential record label.
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Chicken Sign

Recently I was commissioned to make a special chicken-themed sign for a family gift. A family who is pro eggs and pro waffles. Since I am a chicken whisperer used to own chickens, I figured carving one would be simple enough.

The instruction for the design was to go for a very classic "home-made" feel, so I made some doodles outlining the general direction.

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In order to keep the budget low, I invested in a $3 plank of redwood fencing (the checkout guy assumed I was building the shortest fence ever) and began cutting out the pieces with my crazy smart laser sighted jigsaw (it even knows if it's night or day!)

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Then it was time for the Dremel tools for plenty of shaping and sanding.

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Unfortunately there was a price for using such cheap wood, and the chicken's head suffered (fell off) but a metal pin and a good amount of glue fixed her right up. Then it was time to put it all together.

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I always enjoy getting a chance to sneeze uncontrollably work with wood. Oddly enough this wasn't my first chicken sign, and it probably won't be the last.

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