Sunday, November 29, 2009
...and a one, and a two...
Having said all this, I must be honest and say that this carving is really not "my style". I was shown the carving prior to deciding on the class. Now this might have you asking "why would I spend the money on a class that is going to carve a figure I personally would not normally carve?". The answer is quite simple though. My artistic skills are the composite of all types of knowledge from all sorts of places, media, and instructors. I attend classes in the hopes that I will learn a new technique, or techniques I would care not to repeat. The more methods I have at my disposal the greater of variety of carvings I can produce. So when you are contemplating your next course ask yourself "what can this instructor offer me?" Once you have an answer to that you can determine whether or not you would be getting your hard earned monies worth.
As for this class and this carving...I learned to simulate ruffles and scrolls. Something that will come into use in the future, as for the carving I am sure my friend will cherish it as it truly represents the eccentric individual he is.