I have to admit that I spent more time cleaning leaves out of the yard than I did planning my carving…but, here’s the progress that I’ve made on the one image.
I still have a bit more to go before I’ll be satisfied with the model for the carving. It’s interesting how your brain works when it comes to artwork. I find that as I’m working on something like this, “my brain” gets used to how things are looking and sort of accepts it. It’s not until I take a photo of the carving, or in this case, the clay, that I start to see what else needs to be done before it looks right to me. Another trick that I’ve used to similarly change my view of something is to hold the carving ( or clay ) up in a mirror to look at it. The reverse image almost immediately points the things out to you that just aren’t right or are out of proportion.
So, a bit more that I want to do on this figure before putting it aside. It’s all fun…