I’ve done enough detail on the car to know where I’m heading with it. Now I want to position the driver and passenger so that I get a sense of where their bodies and paws will be positioned before I start the additional details of the clutch handle and steering wheel.
So, out came the clay today. I used the Foredom tool and a cylindrical Typhoon bit with a rounded head to carve out the cockpit. There’s enough room for the tops of the back legs of these little guys to just fit under the dash and make it look like they’re well extended beyond the dash. I also ended up carving the backrest of the cockpit even further back because I wanted a nice curvature to their backs and I wasn’t able to get that with the shallower cockpit that I had carved originally. That curve of the back allows me to lean the dogs forward and make it look like they’re fighting the wind a bit more.
This is the very first stage of the clay sculpture and once finished it’ll give me a terrific 3d model of what the wood carving has to look like. Lots more to come this week. Emily is on March Break so she’ll be visiting. While we were at the Hamilton Carving Show, Emily got interested in wood burning, so she’ll be trying her hand at wood burning and I’ll do some clay sculpting!