The Sawcliffe Green man #1: Drawing

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Blog entry by Michael Anthony Zelonis posted 03-03-2014 01:13 AM 2382 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a new piece I will be working on over the next 3 or 4 months. It is 5”x7”x3.20”, a small carving for me, the wood is Alaskan Yellow Cedar. All in all this will be an unusual project. I will be on a trip to Florida next week to visit my dad, and when I get back I will begin a full fledged commission work for a client/friend, a bust of her Swiss mountain dog! I will spend an hour or two on most days after the commission piece working on this Green man for The Sawcliffe Project, in Great Britain. It is a donation piece that will adorn a room called the Knights Hall, along with the work of many other carvers from around the world. I am excited to do this piece because of it’s destination, and also because The style is more towards realism than stylization, a direction that I hope to pursue in future carvings. The drawing came out more ornate than I planned, I just hope I can pull this off…...

-- God bless, Michael, Roanoke VA.

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#1 posted 03-03-2014 06:05 AM

Reminds me of “Gawain and the Green Knight.” Frazier had quite a bit to say about that in The Golden BoughI believe. Looking at your block with the drawn on design, I wonder where the heck I would start cutting on that? Should be beautiful when you’re done.

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#2 posted 03-03-2014 03:20 PM

I would not even know where to start with this, I am very impressed with those who can carve such wonderful pieces, C an’t wait to see the completed piece of art

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 03-03-2014 11:35 PM

This is a different approach for me, usually I only do the front drawing and mark the wood on the sides as to where the levels get cut to. As a result, my deep relief feels ‘flat’ to me. This experiment will hopefully conquer that, and the result will be more realistic, and in the round when finished. As to where I will start? I have a week in Florida to decide. At the moment I have no clue!

-- God bless, Michael, Roanoke VA.

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