The Gloves are On!
Here’s my progress on the clay sculpture step of creating my Hockey Player carving.
You’ll recall that this carving of the happily beaten up hockey player will be called “Two Minutes for Fighting” and will feature our hero spending that time in the penalty box. The clay torso and penalty box boards were a result of a not-so-very-successful job at trying to carve his posture just using the two dimensional drawing that I sketched up. This three dimensional clay sculpture is really helping me bring this little guy to life.
At this point, I’ve included both gloves and have started on some wrinkles on this arm and around his shoulder pads. It’s kind of time consuming and I’m not sure that I’d want to do the clay work for every carving that I take on…but, in this case, the extra work is fun and useful.
That’s a coffee stir stick in his hands for now…to be replaced with a hockey stick!