Adding a Watchful Dog
I can’t seem to finish many carvings without adding a dog and this one isn’t going to be different.
This little dog will be watching the window washer with just about the same tilt to his head as that of the window washer. I may even add in another dog along the way.
I started with a fairly straight forward clay model of the dog and then just traced the outline of the front and side view of the model on to a piece of paper. Once I cut the pattern out on the bandsaw, I also cut the head of the dog off and with a wedge of basswood I glued everything back together again with what I thought looked like a nice tilt and sideways glance of the head.
I used Typhoon bits and a Foredom tool to do the initially roughing and followed that up with knives and a small gouge to make the fur along the body.