📷 Reposted from: @jackman_works
Check it out! I sanded down the epoxy coat, it did a great job filling in the end grain, but the color really dulled out. Slapped some Waterlox on there and BAM. Killer before and after. It's why I love the stuff.
Yes, Kwaki is big. He's one of the biggest, most helpless animals in the world. Yes, powerful. But helpless all the same. Because for as hard as he thrashes, for as fierce as his spirit is, Kwaki is still in an ocean so much bigger than himself. An ocean that he fights with everything he has. He struggles and splashes against waves that slap him and turn him backward, and Kwaki bellows. He is so powerful and still so helpless. Because Kwaki's problem, this ocean of endless rage, could be his refuge and his strength, but he battles the waves instead of rolling with them. He believes that his willpower can change his situation, if he only fights. But if he cannot subjugate that same willpower, he will never find calm. It is fear that propels him across the surface of the water, looking threatening, looking like the strong-willed creature he truly is. But, because Kwaki will not dive, he remains separate from the ocean that cradles him and taunts him at once. Like a mirror, the emotionless ocean only reflects and projects the beast's own insecurity. And this infuriates Old Kwaki... fueling his eternal, impotent rage.