Sunday, January 31, 2010
...slow does not begin to describe my progress...
Well another couple of weeks closer to the Charlotte show and a little progress has been made. As you can tell I am still outlining and blocking in the figure. When carving it is important to save the detail for last and ensure you have the layout correct first. Trust me (and the all of my instructors)...it will save a lot of wasted effort if you ensure you have the areas blocked out.
As you can see I have the basic head shape and form I was looking for. The nose is beginning to show basic form , the jaw line is in place, the ear shape is somewhat defined , the shirt collar is starting its curl, the tie has been sketched and outlined, the hair and crown of the head have the shape I desire, the cheeks and hollows are where I'd like them, the eye mounds have not been defined yet but I have ensured the brow line I desire will be accomodated by the wood left there.
So, for next steps I will begin adding detail. I usually start with the nose, then eyes, moustache and mouth. I will ensure I have the proper shape to cheeks and temple, And complete the eye brows. I next will most likely will finish the crown of the head, then on to the ears and hair. Once complete I will move south until it is complete.
As I add the aforementioned detail, I will kepp in mind my goal...to work on actual Caricature. Given my timeline I better get moving so I ensure I leave time for the base.
Stay warm and carve something!!