Toby on the Dock
Here are a few shots of Toby’s progress. Still a bit more work to do on the face but I like the way he’s shaping up. The carving isn’t intended to be a perfect likeness of a Lab but I think that I’m getting that innocent Lab look on his face. I do have several photos of the “real” Toby and am using those for a reference.
I’m also enjoying carving another dock scene. I was toying with adding a rope coil on this scene as well but I think I’m going to try something a bit different to balance out the piece. Right now, I’m thinking about a couple of canoe paddles laying on the dock at the ready for Toby’s next big adventure.
A few more hours of detail and I’ll be ready to start painting…which will be interesting and fun. Toby is a chocolate Lab with several tones of brown in his coat. The dock itself will be light coloured and weathered to contrast with the Lab’s colour.