Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sketchbook Saturday - Guest Artist: Gary M. Peiffer

Artwork © 2011 Gene Gonzales

Another Sketchbook Day. Just some doodles from a page that had doodles from a week ago. New doodles, old doodles. All the live long day. :)

The cool part of this post is we have a guest artist. Gary Peiffer has been part of this blog since the very early days. Recently he told me that he wanted to see a turn around of one of my tikis because he does woodcarving and he wanted to take a shot at it. I posted the turn around a little while back and then last week he sent me pictures. WooHoo! It's a wood carved tiki action figure with moveable arms!

To go with the pictures below, I asked Gary a couple of questions about his wood carving background. He told me in an email that he has been carving off and on since the early 1990s. He has had some training from instructors and some help from members of a carving club he belongs to. Typically he carves in basswood because the tight grain makes it easy to carve with a sharp knife. And he said all future tiki guys will be carved in basswood. That's right, he said "future tiki guys".  :) To see more of Gary's work, go to his website at There are some amazing pieces on his site. Thanks for sharing your talent with us Gary, and thanks for picking one of my tiki guys for your subject. This guy looks great!!!

Photos and artwork © 2011 Gary M. Peiffer

This is Post #1245


Brian Jones said...

Great work Gary! Tiki-guy looks cool and love the Josie and Melody pieces. :)

Gary M. Peiffer said...

Thanks Gene and Brian!

Tiki guy will be making a special guest appearance at the Pittsburgh Comic Con to meet his "Dad"!


Royce Thrower said...

"Wooden" you know it? The level of talent on this blog by bloggers and blogees is astounding!

Little John said...

Very nice work Gary!