Monday, September 01, 2008

A blast from the past!

This past weekend my family drove up to Northern Wisconsin to visit my Mom, Dad and brother. My parents just moved into a new house, so they're going through old things, trying to organize and whatnot. Anyways, my Mom found an old wood carving that I did when I was 12 years old. I only did two carvings in my lifetime. This shark and a face on a walking stick. While carving the face on the walking stick I cut the tip of my middle finger off . . . it was stitched together just fine, but I haven't carved since.

I've always been obsessed with sharks, they are by far my favorite of all creatures! So at 12 I carved this Great White out of bass wood, and painted it with acrylics. Before this I illustrated a book full of sharks. I drew over 350 shark species, including side views, views from the bottom as well as drawing their teeth and labeling each page with they're common and latin names.


Blogger idragosani said...

Nice carving! Have you ever done any sculpture, like with clay?

9:10 AM  
Blogger RAWLS said...

So j.... 12 years old and already super talented eh?!?! haha... Great job my friend...its always a nice feeling to find these gems!

9:49 AM  
Blogger Tim Bye said...

You are a talented man Jason! Cool to see another side to your work!

4:11 PM  
Blogger Larry said...

hah...nice to see this put up here!

Deserving of kudos even way back then!

Enjoyed having you all home...wish we had time to paint, maybe next time.

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome man! Let's see the book ;)

10:33 PM  
Blogger J. Anthony Kosar said...

Dude, That is crazy! Looks like a cast toy or something,... but better... and more anatomical! Very well done,... and only at 12? Nice!

12:51 AM  
Blogger Edo draaijer said...

You we're 12? jeeez!? Would like to see those drawings Jason! Very nice!

4:10 AM  
Blogger sensei said...

Energy used wisely.

8:24 AM  
Blogger marcobucci said...

that's pretty friggin COOL man. And at age 12 too? Nice. At 12 I was still figuring out how to load a super soaker.

12:12 PM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

Nice whittling work Jason. I saw an old B&W photo of two guys standing inside a great white's jaw bone - or I think I saw that... Sharks!

1:19 PM  
Blogger Nelson Santos said...

haha never play with sharks. Great stuff Jason.

4:53 AM  
Blogger Kelly Toon said...

one of my favorite schoolism moments was when you commented on the shark sketch I had done of you!!

That carving rocks. Does it float?

see ya in November!!


3:13 PM  
Blogger Shawn Escott said...

Crazy story! Glad to hear you have your finger tip back. YIKES! The sculpture looks cool!

5:23 PM  
Blogger Taha said...

12 years old???? ow my holly goodness .... its 100 times better than the toys you find in stores ... lets go home everybody

10:16 AM  
Blogger Vladimir Bursać said...

Wonderful carving, man!!!
And you were only 12 years old!

8:13 AM  
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