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03-08-2011, 10:43 PM
This board is 11x14. It's one of my favorite memories of my twin grandsons. So funny watching them trying to see over that window sill when the school bus went by, or the trash truck, or whatever. I'm not the most comfortable doing this type of image (cloth and skin) but I wanted/needed a change of pace. I've been using a scalpel, xacto blade, gugasander, ink eraser and FG brush. I think that's it anyway. Oh yeah, long way to go.

Harry Seymour
03-08-2011, 10:56 PM
Harold--this is wonderful. I really like these kind of images--and looking forward to seeing it progress.

03-08-2011, 11:02 PM
I love art that tells a story. This will be sensational I think!!

03-09-2011, 12:01 AM
Too cute, Harold. You can almost feel them struggling to get a good look out the window. I love this already. :thumbsup:

03-09-2011, 12:03 AM
You're doing a stunning job Howard!

03-09-2011, 12:48 AM
This is going to be so cute! You are off to a wonderful start.

I did have to look up what a gugasander was though ;) Now I know!

03-09-2011, 12:48 AM
Harold...you might not be comfortable doing cloth and skin but you're doing a bang up job with it! I love these kinds of boards, too...it's going to be a real treasure! Love those little baggy bottoms!:D

03-09-2011, 01:23 AM
Very nice so far! Can't wait to see the next update.

I'm with Cathy, I had to look up gugasander as well and although I can see what it is now I'm curious to know how you use it and what kind of marks it makes.

03-09-2011, 09:00 AM
This is so sweet & I think you've done a fantastic job on this so far...a real keeper!

03-09-2011, 10:25 AM
Its gonna be great Harold - loving it so far! Btw - whats a 'gugasander'?

03-09-2011, 10:52 AM
Looks great Harold!

03-09-2011, 11:21 AM
If you only knew how good you are... Both soap dodgers are looking great...thanks for the WIP...

03-09-2011, 12:58 PM
Harry, thank you. I appreciate the support.

Patrick, thank you, I hope it goes well.

Brett, thank you very much. It was hard not to giggle at them.

Karen, thank you.

Cathy, thank you. I'll show a picture for those that don't know.

Lorna, thank you, this was about 3 years ago. Time goes swiftly.

Sandra, many thanks, The Gugasander can be used in a handle for more gentle sanding or in a dremel tool or micro motor for high speed sanding. It's a carving tool actually.

Dusty, thank you, I really appreciate that.

Thank you Jenny, I'll show a picture below.

Les, thanks buddy. Good to hear from you. (Did we talk about a trade last summer?)

Rod buddy, thank you. You are such a generous person. (Talk to me about a RM original.) If you would.

For those that don't know what a Gugasander is, I inserted a pic below. It's named after Bob Guge a multi time winner world champion bird carver. A great guy that I got to meet. His son is a champion fish carver and really nice guy as well. The sander comes in different sizes and grits and is for detail sanding. I got them at a carving shop several years ago. They work well for tight areas.
Sandra, the marks you get depends on how hard or soft you rub with it and how much it has been used.

Diana Lee
03-09-2011, 02:01 PM
I LOVE this!! I am so eager to see more! And another new tool to discover, does it get any better than this?


03-09-2011, 02:29 PM
Very nice Harold. What cute little guys. Wow twins I bet they keep you on your toes too.

fire angel
03-09-2011, 03:20 PM
Wow this is fantastic Harold!!!

03-09-2011, 04:17 PM
Harold... deal... I owe Les a piece...after I get that one done..id LOVE to do a piece with you in mind... subject? ...white? Black? Subject? Style? ( ill pick the size ..he he he)...B&W? Color?....name it....im such a fan or the art and the artist...DEAL!

03-09-2011, 06:54 PM
I always learn something new from you Harold!!

03-09-2011, 09:51 PM
Diana, glad you looked in. I hope it goes well.

Angela, thank you, the twins are 4 now and have a 2 year brother, Yes they keep me very busy.

Greg thank you so much.

Rod, no rush, I just need a Rodman visual. :D We can pick a board when you are ready.

Patrick, my friend, it is YOU who inspires and teaches ME by the way you go about your business. I'm happy if I can provide something useful once in awhile.

03-10-2011, 12:40 AM
Off to a great start Harold! That's a beautiful image of a time that flies right by - will bring back fond memories in the future.


03-10-2011, 03:01 AM
This is looking great Harold. Can't wait to see more


03-10-2011, 07:26 AM
I'll look forward to seeing more of this piece Harold, what a great subject - just gorgeous.

03-10-2011, 07:55 AM
Glad I found this one. Neat idea and so well done. Thanks for the photo of the tool; pretty cool.

03-10-2011, 07:58 AM
Interesting idea for a subject , Harold. The folds of the drapery are typical for the pose .

03-11-2011, 09:29 AM
Looking great!

03-12-2011, 11:43 AM
Very cool piece Harold. These two look like partners in crime for sure! Looks like they are planning a break-out.

03-12-2011, 12:23 PM
[email protected]

03-13-2011, 04:03 AM
Rich, Thanks, it's unbelievable how fast that time goes.

Wendy, thank you.

Judy, thank you very much.

Lynn, thank you, it's a handy little tool.

Venkat, thank you, I'm so glad you looked in.

Irfan, thanks man.

Rick, :lol: I never thought about it that way.

Rod, me too.

Update- Sorry no can do. Maybe later..:(

Diana Lee
03-13-2011, 01:06 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Mar-2011/5-smiley-fingertap-gigi.gif Well? http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Mar-2011/5-smiley-fingertap-gigi.gif Is it later yet?


03-13-2011, 02:14 PM
AAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWH This really tugs at my heartstrings Harold. And makes me realize just how fast time goes by. Seems like yesterday that My girls were doing this very thing off the back of the couch watching the kids play across the street. There way of telling me to hurry up and get the chores done so we can go outside! :lol: I found this pic of them at about the same age as the boys... BTW they are turning 21 on the 27th of this month.....Phew....


03-13-2011, 07:19 PM
Such cuties Pamela!:D

03-15-2011, 12:52 AM
Sorry Diana, I tried to upload an update Saturday night er Sunday morning but it wouldn't work. My first chance since then.

Pam, what sweethearts, time slips away like a cold beer in a dark room, gone before you realize it. :lol: I hope they have a great birthday.

Here's an update of the boys. They still need a lot of work. Just hope I can do them justice. :o

03-15-2011, 01:20 AM
This is going to be an iconic image, it is absolutely priceless!!!

03-15-2011, 01:26 AM
Priceless is right...still lovin' those baggy little bottoms! You're doing them justice alright!:thumbsup:

Diane Cutter
03-15-2011, 08:49 AM
It only gets better... what a wonderful image.


Harry Seymour
03-15-2011, 10:08 AM
Norman Rockwell would love this.

03-15-2011, 10:23 AM
Look at the boy on our right...standing on his toes! Ha! Most excellent Harold!

03-15-2011, 10:26 AM
Put numbers & stripes on their prison uniforms?....orange coveralls?...JOKING!

03-15-2011, 10:36 AM
You are DEFINITELY doing them justice!! Love the baggy pants! :thumbsup:

03-15-2011, 08:55 PM
Hoping you're doing them justice? Yep....You are Buddy :D
I'm with everyone else here....Those pants are too cool!
I can see several of your family member's fighting over this when it's done!
Better send it off to iPhone to have prints made....just to divert a family squabble!!! :)
Keep on scratchin' Harold....Keep on scratchin' :thumbsup:

03-16-2011, 05:15 PM
Patrick, thanks for the confidence . I really appreciate that.

Lorna, thank you very much. It seems that as soon as the pants fit them it's time to buy new ones.

Diane, thank you.

Thanks Harry, it is a little Norman Rockwell flavored I guess. Can't say I do too many that fall into that category. :D

Rod, they had high hopes but they weren't good planners. :lol: Maybe some chicken wire on the windows?

Brett, thanks, skinny boys. :)

Allan, thank you, I appreciate it. I think I am going to add a little color so hope that goes well.

03-17-2011, 12:15 PM
There adorable I'm sure when they get older they will love it too.

fire angel
03-17-2011, 12:56 PM
This is awesome!! I am with Allan get prints made for the entire family or you may have an uprising on your hands.

Snuzin Susan
03-17-2011, 04:38 PM
Fabric treatment is spot on! And I'm so glad you followed the misshapen heads that so many youngsters have. It really makes them feel organic!


03-19-2011, 02:21 AM
No update yet.

Thanks Angela, I hope you are right.

Greg, I appreciate that. I hope it doesn't bellyflop.

Snuzy, :lol: thank you.

03-19-2011, 03:01 AM
Outstanding work Harold, what a great piece this will be.

03-19-2011, 03:26 AM
Harold, great work.........and you are doing them justice!!!!


03-20-2011, 06:53 PM
Mark,thank you very much. It's good to hear from you.

Wendy, thank you, I really appreciate that.

I tried 2 times earlier today to load this but no luck. Anyway, here is what I guess I will call the finished piece. I debated adding the color but you know me. It added a lot of work to the piece for some reason. This is one of the few times you will hear me say that it may have looked better B& W but who knows. I like it but am not thrilled. It isn't sprayed if it needs anything. Thanks for looking.

Diana Lee
03-20-2011, 07:04 PM
OMG!! This is so cute! You don't have to be thrilled, I will be thrilled enough for both of us. This makes me miss my babies and I haven't had babies for 25 years.


03-20-2011, 07:33 PM
I'm going to also disagree with you Harold, I really like the colour. As soon as I saw it, the colour made sense to me.

03-20-2011, 07:42 PM
So cute!

03-20-2011, 08:10 PM
That is too cute for words! You know me, I'm very partial to B&W but you did such a great job of coloring this one...be proud Harold... it's perfection! And I still love their baggy little bottoms!

Harry Seymour
03-20-2011, 08:18 PM
Harold, too cute and too good. The color really sets it off.

03-21-2011, 01:39 AM
Diana, thank you so much. They were at a fun age then.

Thanks Patrick. I thought the color would be kind of cool against the B&W but I didn't think I did a very good job of it.

Karen thank you.

Lorna, thank you, I'm glad you think it came out ok. Make me feel better about it.

Thanks Harry, I really appreciate your nice comment.

03-21-2011, 06:51 AM
Harold.... this will be passed down from generation to generation in your Family... AND talking about great great great grandpa Harold!! This is a pure LOVE piece! I gotta hand it to you buddy!! The little white showing on the back of the soap dodger on our right seems a little too white to my Eye. That's just me..

03-21-2011, 12:09 PM
A real gem to be handed down for generations. Gail

03-21-2011, 02:04 PM
Thanks Rod. I see what you mean, easy fix. Maybe the grandsons will get a chuckle out of it when they get older.

Gail thank you very much.

03-21-2011, 02:08 PM
I love the color Harold. You always seem to handle it well and this is no exception. Yea you should definately have prints made and make sure they have a copy when they get older.

03-21-2011, 02:09 PM
Fantastic finish Harold.

03-21-2011, 02:21 PM
Angela, you are so very nice and I thank you. I think it's mostly luck. Prints would make sure they both got a copy for sure.

Mark, a very Humble thank you.

03-21-2011, 06:26 PM
Great finish Harold, and the color looks great as well.


03-21-2011, 06:58 PM
What a wonderful composition! They will love this when they are 9 foot tall with their own children! I'm with Lorna - you say you're not comfortable with cloth and skin; it certainly does not seem so from where we sit! Just wonderful - made my heart jump!