Walking Man statue


#1

My friend is graduating at the end of the month and will be a certified Radiologic Technologist. I made him this little walking man statue as a graduation gift. Both the back silhouette and the engraved acrylic come out of the stand. I can’t get a good pic of it, but the engraving glows in the dark. :slight_smile:

I gotta say, that little stand kicked my butt. I went through so much material as everything that could go wrong, did go wrong and I had to remake it a couple of times. One of which didn’t happen until I glued it. I didn’t think the TitebondIII glue would set within a millisecond and I didn’t get things lined up in time. (Good glue, just be prepared!)

After the first skeleton engrave, I cleaned up the image and made a more detailed version (bottom pic.). I was going to re-cut the final piece and use the finer image, but ran out of acrylic. I am working on not being a perfectionist, but it’s tough :-/ Oh well, I need to order more acrylic, but it was a good learning experience.


#2

Love how that casts the shadow behind! (Great job on the stand too.) :grinning:


#3

That is so… effing… cool.


#4

Amazing! I love the shadow. Say, you are really good at these skeletons–any Da Vinci blood in you?


#5

Wild, I love the shadows.


#6

That is super neat! Nicely done!


#7

Very effective use of the engraved acrylic contrasting the wood backing. Excellent subject matter and perfect as a gift for the graduate. Custom gifts. It’s the best thing!


#8

Supercool! I love glow in the dark stuff.


#9

That’s pretty groovy!


#10

That is cool! And, as others have stated, the shadow effect rocks!


#11

That is quite some nice work you go there. Tell me more about that awesome leather chair, is it?!


#12

Omigosh! Your friend is going to love that…beautiful work!


#13

You Sir, have good taste :slight_smile: That beauty of a chair was my $99 flea market find. She has a prominent place in my front room so it’s one of the first things you see. I have yet to work on replacing her springs though so I have to be careful when using her.


#14

Bazinga :sunglasses:


#15

What he said :arrow_double_up: Love the concept and the execution :slight_smile:


#16

An amazing gift! Excellent work!


#17

What he said…lol. Amazing!! And the shadow looks really cool…


#18

My first Beer Drinking Buddy just LOVED your skeleton @kittski !!!


#19

When your friends can’t hold their liquor it leaves more for you.:laughing:


#20

This is so fantastic! This is exactly the kind of projects I’d like to do in acrylic.