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I’m carving a very special tree this week!
This oak was planted in 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. Sadly the tree died recently so I’ve been commissioned to create a sculpture to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee

https://t.co/T4VS88bqyo
A #TuesdayTip for any artists out there!
The starting point for a realistic sculpture of a big cat is research. I often start with Pinterest!
This is to understand the underlying structure of the animal, the skeleton, how the muscles lie (and where)... (cntd) https://t.co/pWaJSOwNR4
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Yesterday might not have been the win we wanted, but you could still win my Deadpool sculpture!
Tickets at https://t.co/jKkVkkcZKm with all monies going to @Teams4u and @NightingaleHH

Don't forget to choose 'raffle' in the drop down box for donation category!

@VancityReynolds https://t.co/F8OWp9Qciw
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Deadpool has his foot on the ball, let's hope @wrexham_afc have too!

Best of luck today to The Town, @vancityreynolds and @robmcelhenney , and here's hoping for a winning end to the season.

#chainsawcarving #wrexhamafc #deadpool #sculpture #marveluniverse #marvelfanart https://t.co/dpsSkIGgIx
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Throwback to when back when Deadpool met Dave and Simon of @teams4u , one of the charities the raffle is in aid of!

Teams4U operates globally supporting community initiatives with the aim of improving lives through education, healthcare, training, financial assistance,

1/2 https://t.co/XJrKcfnQyj
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*DEADPOOL RAFFLE UPDATE*

And long thread warning!

First, thank you for your gracious responses to my apology yesterday. Not only were you gracious, but when you heard we hadn't done the draw because we hadn't sold enough tickets, you began buying tickets!
Amazing!

1/4 https://t.co/tXXNeb4VFc
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Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
I’m carving a very special tree this week!
This oak tree was planted in 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, and sadly the tree died recently. I’ve been commissioned by the local community to come and create a sculpture to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee which is a fantastic connection to the past and lovely historical story to the piece! I love to think about what that tree has seen!
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
A #TuesdayTip for any artists out there!

The starting point for a realistic sculpture of a big cat, is research. I often start with photos on Pinterest!
The goal is to understand the underlying structure of the animal, the skeleton, how the muscles lie (and where), and how each individual body part is formed. These are what dictates proportions and possible poses.

#chainsawcarving #chainsawart #chainsawartist #treecarving #bigcats #bigcatsofinstagram #lion #artcoaching #arttips #sculpture #tipsandtricks #upskilling #anatomy
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
Yesterday wasn't the win we wanted for @wrexham_afc but you could still win Deadpool in the charity raffle in aid of @teams4ucharity and @nightingalehouse

Go to www.teams4u.com/raffle-ticket, choose the number of tickets your want, select 'raffle' in the drop down list on the next page, entry your details and you're in the draw!

Sales closer midnight on 31st May and the draw takes place on 1st June.

Thank you to everyone who has bought a ticket so far and supported these amazing charities.

@vancityreynolds

#chainsawcarving #chainsawart #treecarving #chainsawartist #deadpool #wrexhamafc #ryanreynolds #RobMcElhenney #marvelfanart #marveluniverse
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
Deadpool has his foot on the ball, let's hope @wrexham_afc have too!

Best of luck today to The Town, @vancityreynolds and @robmcelhenney , and here's hoping for a winning end to the season.

If you're a fan of either the club, the owner, or Marvel, there's still a chance to win Deadpool in our charity raffle supporting @teams4ucharity and @nightingalehouse

Visit https://teams4u.com/raffle-ticket/ (if you're reading on Insta, link in bio) and make sure you select 'raffle' (the last option) in the donation category drop down box.

#chainsawcarving #chainsawart #treecarving #chainsawartist #wrexhamafc #deadpool #sculpture #raffle #charity #fundraiser #marveluniverse #marvelfanart #ryanreynolds
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
This photo is from back when Deadpool met Dave and Simon of Teams4u The Charity , one of the charities the raffle is in aid of. But what is it the charity does?!

Teams4U operates around the world supporting community initiatives with the aim of improving the lives of children through education, healthcare, training, financial assistance, and delivering shoeboxes.

In recent months they have delivered over 100 tons of humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

You can buy your raffle ticket at https://teams4u.com/raffle-ticket/ and find out more about what they do and what you support when you buy a ticket at https://teams4u.com/

#chainsawcarving #chainsawart #sculpture #deadpool #marvelfanart #marveluniverse #raffle
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
*DEADPOOL RAFFLE UPDATE*

First, thank you for your gracious responses to my apology yesterday. Not only were you gracious, but when you heard we hadn't done the draw because we hadn't sold enough tickets, you began buying tickets!
Amazing!

So, having sorted a few things out today (thank you for your patience!) here's what you need to know about winning Deadpool...

- Ticket sales have been extended until midnight on 31st May

- The draw will take place on 1st of June

- Tickets are £10 each, and go entirely towards @teams4ucharity and @Nightingalehouse both incredible local charities.

- To buy a ticket visit https://teams4u.com/raffle-ticket/

- Choose how many tickets you want and click on the right box. At the top of the next page is a section 'Donation Category'. IT'S IMPORTANT YOU CHOOSE RAFFLE IN THE DROPDOWN LIST (it's the last option).
If you entered last night when that option wasn't there, don't worry, the amazing team at T4U are sorting it out and you'll hear from them soon.

- Please share, share, share! For Wrexham AFC @wrexham_afc fans especially, this is a great opportunity to own this tribute to both club and owner.

Best of luck everyone!
#chainsawcarving #deadpool #marvel #marvelfanart #marveluniverse #wrexhamafc #ryanreynolds #RobMcElhenney #t4u #teams4u #charityraffle