bio pic of Qwalsius - Shaun Peterson

bio pic of Qwalsius - Shaun Peterson

photo by Steven Miller

shaping phase

shaping phase

Beginning phase of large detail with arms and face

photo by Steven Miller

cutting the shoulder cap with Japanese saw

cutting the shoulder cap with Japanese saw

photo by Steven Miller

Using a shipwright adze

Using a shipwright adze

photo by Steven Miller

vector illustration

vector illustration

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rotating from above

rotating from above

rotating was achieved by use of a custom fabricated steel stand designed by the artist to rotate the figure so it could be carved in the round and supported by foam blocks when needed. 

photo by Steven Miller

scale reference for the arm size

scale reference for the arm size

photo by Steven Miller

detailing with Japanese v gauge

detailing with Japanese v gauge

photo by Steven Miller

detailing dress v neck with v gauge

detailing dress v neck with v gauge

photo by Steven Miller

test fitting leg to under of dress

test fitting leg to under of dress

photo by Steven Miller

rough day rotating

rough day rotating

there were times during the project the steel mounts would fall off angle and create tension when rotating and this is one of those days pictured here. 

photo by Steven Miller

shaping the foot

shaping the foot

a great shot of the complexity of the assembly of pieced the figure required.

photo by Steven Miller

refining the arms by use of a slick

refining the arms by use of a slick

photo by Steven Miller

Painting the Thunderbird (detail) at sunset

Painting the Thunderbird (detail) at sunset

photo by Steven Miller

facing Jefferson Street

facing Jefferson Street

photo by Steven Miller

facing Convention Center at Night

facing Convention Center at Night

photo courtesy the artist

Nuu-chah-nulth figure

Nuu-chah-nulth figure

Courtesy the Burke Museum

Bronze figures by Steve Brown and Joe Gobin

Bronze figures by Steve Brown and Joe Gobin

welcome figure by Andy Wilbur

welcome figure by Andy Wilbur

Washington State History Museum

Olympia, WA

photo by Shaun Peterson

Welcome figures by Joe David

Welcome figures by Joe David

Vancouver International Airport

Welcome woman by Greg Colfax

Welcome woman by Greg Colfax

Evergreen State College

Olympia, WA

photo by Shaun Peterson

Welcome woman plaque

Welcome woman plaque

Evergreen State College

Olympia, WA

photo by Shaun Peterson

Welcome Figure dedication poster

Welcome Figure dedication poster

Copyright © Qwalsius Studios 2013

Original sketch for male figure

Original sketch for male figure

Copyright © Qwalsius Studios 2013

Welcomefigure.com logo

Welcomefigure.com logo

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