Sculpture Woodcarvings Gallery Artwork - Randall's inspiration for this work was to create an epic story from a well known concept. Staying with the traditional views of the biblical story, Randy depicted the four horsemen on their dread stallions with the burning and broken mankind all around them.
Based on numerous fiction books read through the years, here is a travel guide having lead a party through the desert. When they reach their destination, Chasm City, the fantasy creature names the city.
With this piece I wanted to create a Santa that wasn't like the multitudes. Here is a beefy, burly, and outright powerful St. Nick.
Great for those that want to celebrate the holidays but don't want any of the ordinary fluff & shiny decorations.
Sculpture Woodcarvings Gallery Artwork - Desire to create the quintessential fantasy dwarf of our imaginings complete with adventurer’s gear, rich character, and back story. With the successful completion of this highly detailed woodcarving Randall recognized one simple but important truth: "If it’s on paper it can be created in wood". With the door now open, Randall proceeded to delve into greater and greater challenges like water, clouds, facial expressions, and pyrography for shadowing and more depth. Hence forth, everything that inspired him was available to him to carve.
Sculpture Woodcarvings Gallery Artwork - "Different than all others" was what continually went through Randall's mind while developing this piece. Many of the sculptures, drawings, and 3d art produced today, though great in appearance, seemed to rehash or recreate works previously done. This work was thought over for years before taking chisel to wood. The main theme is studies produce results, and there can never be enough gathered knowledge from which to draw on.
Sculpture Woodcarvings Gallery Artwork - This piece tells a story of the master traveling through underground tunnels, corridors, and passages in search of raw materials; with a possibility of also looking for treasure of some nature. He appears to have the accoutrements of one that is in the endeavor for the long haul. This adds to the ambiance that he is knowledgeable of his needs, location, purpose, and mastery.
Sculpture Woodcarvings Gallery Artwork - Randall's inspiration for this derivative piece, from Matthew Stewart drawing, was the accumulation of memories from novels read through my years. This character exemplifies "Relief" at finding a tavern, and "being off the road" where he can await his companions.
A blacksmith, in the marketplace trying to coax a customer into his forge to repair a broken sword.
Sculpture Woodcarvings Gallery Artwork - Randall wanted to create an epic wood carving of a dwarf craftsman. A character from fantasy literature that came to mind over and over again was named “Dolgan” from the novels of the Rift War Saga, by Raymond E. Feist.
Sculpture Woodcarvings Gallery Artwork - The skill learned here was to create a slight, feminine human form without many human details. I wanted to challenge myself in creating wrinkles…everywhere.
Sculpture Woodcarvings Gallery Artwork - I created this right after "A Windy Day". The challenge I was after was creating hands and body in the correct proportions.
Sculpture Woodcarvings Gallery Artwork - I wanted to know if I could create youth and vitality of both sexes, together. It was a challenge to myself to sculpt beauty, youth, and vitality in the female and male form.
Sculpture Woodcarvings Gallery Artwork - Randall‘s first thought was that he appeared to be deep in thought while simultaneously playing the harmonica. He wanted to recreate that feeling in wood.
Sculpture Woodcarvings Gallery Artwork - Madcarver tells us that he carved this because all humans want to learn a musical instruments but don’t have the time, energy and /or skill to do so, and that they wish they could. Randall is partial to the flute and harmonica and in another life would have perused it/them.
Sculpture Woodcarvings Gallery Artwork - I wanted to show the incredible skills that the ballet instills in their participants.