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.

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