Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Dotti's

The Dotti's
This latest commission is for the Dotti family to celebrate their newest addition!  I'm especially in love with their pup Boo.

Boo
Boo is a Boston Terrier.  I love the stubby tail and how his front paws are slightly turned in. 

Brother
The Brother in Robin's Egg Blue.

Baby
The Baby in Scarlet. She'll be here by the end of July! Congrats guys :)


Newborn
I had a hard time resolving the mid section. I didn't have the proper tool to carve out a flat/smooth interior curve. I almost need a tiny spoon. The knife cuts and doesn't scoop... if I'm making any sense.

Feet
I went with a soft curled pose for this carving. While searching around for reference images I fell in love with how cute tiny baby feet are.  I think I did a pretty good job with the feet.  Scale-wise she's WAY TOO large in comparison to her brother's carving, but I had to make her bigger in order to get the detail I wanted.

16 comments:

alex sunday said...

what a lovely idea! and beautifully executed.

Alexia said...

The feet are indeed way too cute. I love the pose...

Mila said...

they are gorgeous!
love your work...

:)
mila.

Diem Chau said...

Alex, Alexia and Mila- Thank you so much :)

Mette said...

This is the very first time I visited your blog and I felt right away away I had to join the followers!
I L-O-V-E your crayon sculptures!

Diem Chau said...

Thank you Mette!

Thomasin Durgin said...

These carved crayons are Incredible! I'm so glad I found your work, congrats on the World Cup commission.

cassandra noëlla said...

can you make me some of these? these are wonderful.
miniature totems.
i've always wanted my very own totem poles.
this is brilliant.
i am in love.

Diem Chau said...

Thanks Cassandra :) I do take commissions, feel free to email me:
diemgia at gmail

Diem Chau said...

Thank you Thomansin!

Lisa Daria said...

I LOVE THESE - (all caps kind of love, I mean it.)

chipie95320 said...

c'est génial votre travail est magnifique

Diem Chau said...

Thank you Lisa
Merci Chipie!

Mimi Torchia Boothby Watercolors said...

wow, these are nice. that baby is great. Your work is slowly evolving. Better and better!

Diem Chau said...

Thanks Mimi :)

annamaria said...

These are just gorgeous!:)