Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The process is very slow. Dig down to the top of the fold and try to reveal the face in between the folds. Sounds easy enough but unfortunately not. Looks like I will be finishing this one at home. We'll see after two more full days on it.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The carving is always bigger than you think. I feel as though it is nearly life size. A lot of wood to take off. Can't approach this one traditionally at all. You can throw away everything you've learned about setting up the face. You work down to the folds and dig in between them to get to the face. Extreme challenge.
Monday, April 30, 2012
First day was very long, cramming to finish the clay model. Worked through the lunch break and after dinner. The clay model is half the size that the wood carving will be. Wood should be glued and ready to hack into this morning. This is going to be a challenge. Thanks to Raffaelo Monti for the inspiration.