This carving started out as the young giant from Michelangelo’s work. so I draw what I think as a shape.
I start in with heavy chisels and start removing wood while watching for grain formations.
On the third day I realized a woman under a waterfall and that the hands I had carved not even a contortionist couldn’t put their hands in the position I had placed mine. So I cut them off and thanks to Terri she said to just place them under her hair on her head whew!!! I was forced to turn her head so that a major split was not in the middle of her face. I work with what the wood has to offer. It turns out I like it better this way!!
I’m on the fourth day and believe most of the technical problems are out of the way.
So most the rough out is out of the way!
Now to start shaping and balancing proportions! I’m using Michelangelo’s plates and Ian Norbury’s carving book for references.
-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"