Artist Uses a Chainsaw to Craft Pawsitively Wonderful Sculptures of Beloved Dogs

Wood Sculptures by Man and His Dog Carvings

Animals and nature are united in the art of Michael Jones. The UK-based tree surgeon-turned-artist crafts realistic sculptures of different creatures from timber. His company Man and His Dog Carvings specializes in making bespoke wood carvings of animals big and small.

Jones discovered his love for this craft in college and, after working as a tree surgeon for a number of years and developing a client base, he found a way to make his passion a full-time career. Now, he is commissioned by people from around the UK to produce custom sculptures in a range of sizes and designs.

The concept of his sculptures depends on the request of the customer and the available material. Some of his most recent works depict different dogs, which look uncannily real from afar. Jones creates these realistic renderings by combining different tools, including a chainsaw, an angle grinder, and a Dremel multitool. This helps him refine details like the eyes, nose, and mouth. Afterward, he applies color to bring the entire work together or leaves the piece as-is to allow the unique qualities of the wood to shine on its own.

Scroll down to see more amazing wood carvings by Jones.

UK-based artist Michael Jones (aka Man and His Dog Carvings) uses a chainsaw to create exquisite wood sculptures.

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He carves realistic animals and human figures from large blocks of wood.

Wood Sculptures by Man and His Dog Carvings

Some of his most recent works depict different dogs, which look uncannily real from afar.

Wood Sculptures by Man and His Dog Carvings

Jones creates these realistic renderings by combining different tools, including a chainsaw, an angle grinder, and a Dremel multitool.

Wood Sculptures by Man and His Dog Carvings

This helps him refine details like the eyes, nose, and mouth.

Wood Sculptures by Man and His Dog Carvings

Although his dogs are popular, Jones crafts creatures great and small.

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. When she’s not writing, Margherita continues to develop her creative practice in sequential art.
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