Archive for May, 2019


Two birch bark baskets which I worked up as practice 3D modeling for the canoe project – especially the lacing, which is difficult to model, at least for me. Birch bark baskets come in many forms and styles. Sometimes the reddish inner bark shows on the outside as in the basket on the left; sometimes it is inside. The pattern on the left basket was adopted from an old pattern that I found on the Internet.

3d rendered birch bark baskets

3D Rendering of Birch Bark Baskets

The current state of the birch bark canoe project. The hull is now “made of”birch bark, with the inner bark surface showing. I also added ribs, liner and thwarts (cross pieces). It still needs some tinkering, which I do in my spare time. See this space for future updates.

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a Siberian Tiger (Panthera tigris altaica), aka Amur or Ussuri Tiger, on a snowy, moonlit night in the forests of the Russian Far East.

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