Wednesday, August 17, 2011
I missed my post last night due to extreme lack of progress followed by extreme fatigue. (Although I did muster enough strength to go shoot some pool with Pascal and the boys) Didn't think I had much to share. Today was definitely turn the corner day and it is beginning to look like the model. Pascal loaned me his small air hammer with a small tooth chisel that worked great. There is still a long way to go and I will be surprised if I actually finish the carving. Bit off a little more than I could chew this time.
Monday, August 15, 2011
I had three things to accomplish today: Sketch my idea, create the clay model, and pick out the stone. I managed to get through all three of these steps and am now wondering, "how the hell am I going to finish this carving in 4 and 1/2 days?" I'm reasonably satisfied with the clay model. It's not perfect, but then again I'm not Antonio Corradini. I don't think I did all that bad considering I've not done this kind of thing before. The goal here is the following: Create a carving in Marble of a veiled woman that gives one the sense of a very sheer fabric draped over the head of a woman. (Google Antonio Corradini and you'll see what I'm talking about) Pascal (our esteemed instructor), of course, knew exactly what to do: Sculpt the head without the fabric, and focus on building up the wrinkles and subduing the details on the other areas. It kind of works. Let's see if I can now do it in Marble!!