It’s All in the Details…
I had a chance to start a bit of detailing on the little hound yesterday.
I removed the ears to detail in the face. Remember, that I only used a glue gun to lightly tack the ears in place for some initial roughing in. I removed them again to add some wrinkles to the face and to carve the eyes and eyelids. I’ll do some additional facial detailing then re-attach the ears permanently to carve in some detail lines and folds to them.
I also included a few more wrinkles and folds in the legs of the hound’s overalls. On this particular leg, a patch has also been added just for some additional interest. It’ll look really good and stand out nicely once I paint it to contrast with the colour of the overalls. I originally had the idea of a chest pocket…but, as it turns out the banjo is going to completely cover it anyway. We’ll know it’s there though.
The other leg also got a few wrinkles and folds. You’ll notice that it also has a very deep and open pocket…which will contain a handkerchief very shortly…draped out of his pocket and hanging below the rocking chair seat cushion. A wise country hound always carries a handkerchief. Everyone knows that.