A Troublesome Friend
I just needed to add a dog somehow and decided that a mutt of some kind could possibly add to Mervin’s troubles.
I’m starting with clay again just to get the right pose down before I start into the wood carving. This little dog will be tugging away at a sack of dog chow on Mervin’s load.
The addition of the dog is two-fold, really. The idea of it trying to keep the chow will help tell the story of moving, but it will also provide a third support for the carving…Mervin’s two feet and the dog. I may even drill a long hole and install a rod or screw from the base of the carving up through the dog’s mouth and into the sack to give greater strength to the overall carving.
Here’s the start to the clay sculpture. There could be a bit of Spaniel, Lab and Basset in this little guy. You artists and dog lovers chime in…does the pose look right?