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Woodcarver Frisian horse2 in bogoak :iconwoodcarve:woodcarve 18 9 woodcarver Frisian horse1 in bogoak :iconwoodcarve:woodcarve 6 0 Looking for Roe stag 04-02-2017 nr 66 :iconwoodcarve:woodcarve 3 0 Alpine Ibex in progress 23 :iconwoodcarve:woodcarve 19 8 Shield for wild boar teeth :iconwoodcarve:woodcarve 63 7 shield for wild boar trophy in progress :iconwoodcarve:woodcarve 11 4 Alpine Ibex in progress 22 :iconwoodcarve:woodcarve 10 0 Alpine Ibex in progress 21 :iconwoodcarve:woodcarve 15 8 Alpine goat in progress 20 :iconwoodcarve:woodcarve 7 3 Alpine goat in progress 19 :iconwoodcarve:woodcarve 9 0 Alpine Ibex in progress18 :iconwoodcarve:woodcarve 17 6 Mat, left is Buxus(80y), right is Taxus(80Y) :iconwoodcarve:woodcarve 3 3 Alpine Ibex in progress 17 :iconwoodcarve:woodcarve 18 5 Alpine Ibex in progress 16 :iconwoodcarve:woodcarve 13 20 Alpine ibex in progress 15 topview :iconwoodcarve:woodcarve 6 5 Alpine Ibex in progress14 :iconwoodcarve:woodcarve 25 20


My Sweet Side :iconpsychosculptor:psychosculptor 53 11 Affectionate Mare and young Filly :iconghoff24:ghoff24 322 41 Red Deer Sculpture :iconghoff24:ghoff24 607 46 Choosing A New Apprentice :iconpsychosculptor:psychosculptor 66 6 Scrat And Scratte :iconkalmanbari:kalmanbari 65 34 Ent :icondef-j:def-j 10 8 Patience of Sorcery :iconpsychosculptor:psychosculptor 79 7 Little valentine love box :iconandulino:Andulino 20 4 Compounded :iconeveqi:Eveqi 12 11 NO WAR , NO TERRORISM ! :icondanpatratzel:danpatratzel 11 3 The Bouquet :iconbadcat-carvings:BadCat-carvings 6 0 Earrings 73 :iconaarre-pupu:aarre-pupu 6 2 Dragon lamp II :icondef-j:def-j 7 9 Mascaron woodcarving :iconbadcat-carvings:BadCat-carvings 2 0 Green man carving, Walnut Wood :iconbadcat-carvings:BadCat-carvings 8 3 Steamborg figurine custom paint. :iconvampirecherry:VampireCherry 5 4



Alpine Ibex in progress 23
Busy with details, making deep holes in the rocks to create more shadowlines, going more into the dept near the looking goats, cleanig up the carving. It's playing with light , shadow and perspective lines. To get the shadow under de front rocks they are positioned to the front on top. The mountains on the background are carved to the back to cach the light. The bottom of the carving has almost the dept of the thicknes of the piece of wood. In this way you can use the dept of the wood several times.
Roe stags
Roe stags found when looking for them in a period of 38 years. Mostly found one just when start looking (within a hour) or at the end of the walking. Once, when my youngest doughter was a baby and her grandfather came to watch, I had to go to the forrest. There I found two stags together but they where from the same side of two different young bucks. A quater of an hour after that I found the third stag. All within an hour.
Looking for Roe stag 04-02-2017 nr 66
Found this roe stag today when looking for them. He was in this way standing in the oak leafs. The part above the green line came out of the leaves. Has been there for I guess 5 years.
Welcome to my gallery, look around. It are all hobby's.

In my gallery I try to show how some works grow. The best way is to imaging something that you want to make. Watch the wood and look if it is in the wood. Then you have to get it out of the wood by carving. During the carving it is possible that the structure of the wood you give another idee. Use it. Don't hurry because if the wood has gone, its done. Make a drawing and make it 3-D in wood.

Thanks all of you for the comment. Together with you it makes my art and my gallery for what it is.

Today, 10 sept 2014, the deviations were viewed 100.000 times WOW :-) thanks all of you!


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Henk Land
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My daily profession is appraiser for the property tax. My father was a professional woodcarver. I could watch how to do it. I could use his tools etc. Beside this I have a great affaction with nature. That's why i studied forrestry . I like hunting in the forrest as well with my eyes as with my gun. With all of this in my bag, I try to make realistic sculptures and paintings at the moments that it thickles.

Current Residence: Dalfsen


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kalmanbari Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for the watch
woodcarve Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You deserve it
Andulino Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the favorite my Deer marquetry! ;)
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for faving Mikhail, I'm glad you like him. :) 
highlanderEA Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Henk - There are two things I cannot stand...people who are intolerant of other peoples culture...and the Dutch.  Sigh...amazing stuff.

kalmanbari  sent me to your link, said you were the best.  He is right.

Quit being so good at this stuff!

Aloha  Aloha 
woodcarve Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much. and thanks to Kalmanbari too. He is great in his own art. 

and thanks for the watch and the Llama
Rudkevich Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Watch for watch? :)
ShockWaveX2 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016
Happy Birthday! :party: :cake:
Aidoneus91 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday :la:
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