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Swooping a good basset hound stick for his wife could be tricky I would get some good photos of her 1st and check her teeth and temperament lol

nice project gloops haven't seen any basset hounds done .Basic shape coming along well
 

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Great start! Been thinking about doing a hound myself.

Got a few one liners rolling around in my head about the stick for wife, but as this is a classy forum I'll keep them to myself........
 

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Some time in the shop yesterday after looking at my rough out and thinking I must have had a senior moment or been thinking about the wife (LOL) when wielding the power tool it seemed to me that the ears were not long enough (measure twice cut once), addaed a bit of plasticine to give a better visual.

Head Art Wood Creative arts Artifact
Jaw Toy Creative arts Art Artifact


Chopped the ears on bandsaw and added materiai for a rework

Wood Creative arts Artifact Art Snout
Wood Creative arts Artifact Art Snout
Wood Natural material Beige Art Tool
Sleeve Creative arts Wood Beige Art
Wood Gas Artifact Trunk Metal
Toy Creative arts Artifact Art Natural material


Now to sort the ears out.
 

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looks better nice rework job. I often use plasticine for visuals

another good project interesting to follow . where did you get your research pics from
First port of call is Google Images and then on to specific subject sites, also keep my eyes open at car boot sales for reference material, books or good detail models/ornaments. I have also in the past been cheeky if I have seen a good looking dog and asked the owners if I could take a few pics, most oblige.
 

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Well shaped and proportioned Gloops. I a book on dogs patterns a few weeks ago. but I am disappointed in it. The patterns are not as well detailed as I thought the would be.
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Have had that problem in the past, I now make all my own patterns on my iPad using photographs taken from camera, pictures, models, ornaments, in fact just been out to a garden centre and the had a good selection animal ornaments for home or garden and a couple spotted my eye so whilst I was looking I took my mandatory 3 views to make a pattern from, these are one of the dogs
Dog Vertebrate Dog breed Working animal Carnivore
Plant Fawn Trunk Wood Fungus
Plant Trunk Wood Fungus Polyporales

Will probably only use 2 side & plan view to make pattern for sticking on block.
The patterns are made using Sketchbook Pro iPad app.
 

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Had a bit more time in the shop so more progress, reduced thickness of ears and general tidy up, and completed texturing

Hat Mushroom Yellow Terrestrial plant Headgear
Dog Vertebrate Blue Toy Working animal
Jaw Wood Bone Sculpture Finger
Mushroom Wood Natural material Ingredient Cuisine
Head Human body Jaw Sculpture Artifact
Sleeve Fawn Sculpture Artifact Wood
Head Toy Working animal Dog breed Sculpture
Jaw Gesture Finger Creative arts Toy


This is the diamond burr I use for Hair.

Hand Automotive tire Line Audio equipment Engineering
 

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