This is definitely the most difficult carving for me so far in my life. I’m learning a ton and getting in good shape doing something that I love to do.
Using a plum bob is an excellent way to find depth points to re-ensure that I don’t carve to deep. On the face alone using 37 different points to locate important depths to match up crucial face details. The face is not fully detailed I will go back and detail after the arms and hands have been sized then I will glue on the arms and work my way down to the fee,t then flip him over to carve the back.
I think I’m still looking at about four more months for completion. Happy woodworking, and thank you for looking!
-- Dennis Zongker