Everything an amateur bowyer does to turn a log into a bow throughout the year.
Making bows, longbows and primitive bows with all the tips, tricks and problems.
I love it!However I would have preferred to see it as a series rather than multiple limbs.
Thanks, yes a series woold be good, like a time line, but it would be a lot of work. You could say this is like a series of two which happen to be stood in the same place ;) so only the bits which move show up!I should have him finished V soon, I'll post a pic with the original sketch too.
It's looking beautiful, but something's bugging me about the degree of bend on the bow vs the draw length at full draw. Visualise where the string is at full draw and compare to the length of the bow... maybe I'm too much engineer, not enough artist! Still looking forward to the finished article though :-)Bob
You are right, that's why the bow is only temporarily taped on.In the final version the arm has been shortened and the end portion bent over as a hand.It is still a little too long, but I couldn't shorten it further without making the lower arm look wrong.The bow is 8" long and the bow bent to represent a 4" draw, in the final piece he is drawing about 4.3", the bow (and his right hand) is made so that it could be strung and drawn back a tad more.I decided against stringing it, to preserve the fact that it's all one medium.Sculptures of bows often end up with floppy string and bent arrows, in one stately home I saw one with the bow fitted round the wrong way!(A representation of a horn/sinew composite bow with it's confusing curves)