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Venom by RamageArt
Venom
Venom  13" X 18"

The Venom Symbiote is a sentient alien that bonds with humans to survive and in return it endows enhanced powers (and turns them psychotic).  My girls have been excited about this piece.  It was inspired by a Chris Oz Fulton drawing, I had to redraw it to clarify the muscles, change the face and add the gooey tendrils.  I also studied several images of Venom to get the colorization right.  As with my other wood pieces, the image was drawn onto a pine board, cut out with a scroll saw, shaped with a Dremel tool, painted with acrylics and added shading and highlights with spray paint.  This was a fun piece to design and build.
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Lewis by RamageArt
Lewis
Lewis (Completed) 12" X 18"

This is Lewis Completed.  I painted the background first, as usual, and blended the colors with spray paint and "spritzed" two colors of purple and pink in the black background so Lewis would stand out more.  I painted Lewis with acrylics and the only blending was in the heart.  After painting all the black parts of his suit, I went in and painted the pink border (no Parkinson's yet).  I really like the way this one turned out, I have one more scene from Ghost to do.
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Lewis Unfinished by RamageArt
Lewis Unfinished
Lewis Unfinished 12" X 18"

This is a rare look at one of my pieces at the very beginning.  My girls have been waiting for me to do this one.  My girls have loved Lewis from Mystery Skulls "Ghost" animated music video as soon as they saw it.  The image is drawn on a pine board and then cut out with a scroll saw.  I then make 1/4" and 1/8" shims to go behind certain pieces to give it a 3-D look.  Next is the base coat of color.
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SteamPunk Lady Final by RamageArt
SteamPunk Lady Final
SteamPunk Lady Final

This is the final version of the SteamPunk Lady.  I finally added the business card holder to the front of the piece.
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SteamPunk Lady by RamageArt
SteamPunk Lady
SteamPunk Ladyl   10" X 13"

This piece was inspired by the artist JollyJack, I found him on DA a few months ago and love his art.  As soon as I saw this artwork, I knew I wanted to do it in wood.  I had to modify his black and white art a little so I could cut it out.   This piece was done for Fred Jeska (of Kellys Heroes) who sells SteamPunk accessories at Anime Conventions...it will end up as a business card holder, I still have to make the card holder.  This was made from a single pine board, cut out with a scroll saw, shaped with a Dremel tool, painted with acrylics and shaded with spray paint.  I really love the way this piece turned out, I will have to more of JollyJack's art.
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RamageArt
I take commissions
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My name is Donald Ramage and I have been an illustrator since 1989. I have designed artwork for fire departments, law enforcement and medical air units. I absolutely love doing pen and ink drawings of birds of prey, owls, eagles, hawks and falcons; I just can't get enough! I also love drawing other animals. I started working with wood about 2005, after looking at dozens and dozens of patterns online I realized I could design my own, the hard part is drawing the pattern to fit. All of the pieces are one-of-a-kind designs, each piece is made from a single piece of wood, including the frame. I use shims behind certain parts to raise the image in areas to give a 3D effect. I have won several awards from the California State Fair woodworking competitions and I have had 3 pieces published in woodworking magazines. My three daughters have been posting their own artwork on DA for quite some time and have finally convinced me to make my own, I hope you enjoy what you see.

My Daughters:
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My website:
ramageart.net/

Current Residence: California

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This is :iconaichibiai:, one of :iconramageart:'s daughters.
(My father would never write this, but I think it is important, so I'm going to do it.)

Thank you very much for watching him and/or commenting on his projects.  He's almost never online, unless he wants to submit something, so he never really gets the chance to reply back to any of his comments.  (He still has comments from almost a year ago.)

Just to let you guys and gals know, he really does appreciate your support and comments. So please keep up the wonderful support, just don't expect a reply to anything soon... unless you get lucky and he happens to get online soon after you comment.

Thank You for watching my father!

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:iconsteph-sama:
Steph-Sama Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Hi RampageArt, Just wanted to say i absolutely adore your gallery, i've never seen woodwork quite like this before. Somebody on Tumblr directed me to your gallery after they picked up one of your Mystery Skulls pieces at a convention. I'd love to commission you if you are taking them at the moment :)

Can't wait to see what you create in the future!
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RamageArt Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Hi Steph-Sama,

Thank you for your comments on my gallery, I really enjoy designing and creating the pieces.  When I first started working on wood projects, I never thought I would be producing art like this...sometimes I am even amazed how well some of the pieces turn out.

 I would love to find out what you are thinking of, not everything can be turned into one of my pieces.  I live in Citrus Heights in Sacramento, and you can contact me at ramageart@Comcast.net   Talk to you later, Don
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TheTurnerPack Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday! Your gallery is always an inspiration to me! 
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RamageArt Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Hi TheTurnerPack,

Thank you for the birthday wish, I was surprised to find someone knew my birthday, so I had to ask my girls who showed me where it is in my profile.  Checked out your gallery, love the wood burning.  I have a cheap wood burner and never really got into it even though I love how wood burning looks.  You have some really nice pieces.  My personal favorite in wood burning subjects is birds of prey, I have several downloaded.  My girls like the Naruto Clan Village coasters.  Some suggestions for more coasters are DC and Marvel character logos, the original S.H.I.E.L.D. logo would look great, also, Dr. Who logos...the Seal of Rasilon and Dr. Who's name in Galifrey.  You could probably do well at Anime Conventions...try it out at a local convention, most tables are like $30 - $50.  Talk to you later, Don
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TheTurnerPack Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are welcome! 

And thank you for looking at my burnings :) I too love birds of prey and try to do a lot of them! 
And thanks for the suggestions! Those would all be awesome! I'm currently trying to see if there is somewhere I can order plain cork coasters in bulk. It's so easy to go through a lot when you make a set of 4 to 6 at a time!

I've never thought about a convention. I'll have to check it out!
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alwaysdaydream Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014   General Artist
Don't know how I've missed this wonderful gallery for so long! Great works!
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RamageArt Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Hi alwaysdaydream,

Thank you for your comments about my gallery.  It is always nice to find that someone new has stumbled upon it and likes it.  I usually try and add a new piece every one to two weeks.  In the winter I slow down a bit because I work in my garage and sometimes it gets too cold.  My next project is a commission of Majora's mask from Zelda, then I will try and do either Iron Man or Holly Short (from the book Artemis Fowl).

Talk to you later, Don
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kateknitsalot Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is awesome! I enjoyed your gallery! I love that you make your daughters crocheted character stands hehe. Thats awesome!
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RamageArt Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Hi Kateknitsalot,

Thank you for your comments on my gallery.  I made my daughters stands for her dolls because she was entering them into the California State Fair and we wanted them to stand up, there is a thin dowel sticking up through the stand that holds the doll in position.  She won Honorable Mention on all her dolls and they will be shown at the fair.  But I think I created a monster, she is making all these plans for future dolls, like the ballroom floor she wants me to do for Belle in Beauty and the beast.  The next pieces I am working on is a 3-D Stegosaurus, a Klingon Bat'leth, and a really cool "face hugger" from Alien.  Talk to you later, Don
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CosTrader Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Happy birthday!! :) <3
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