Holly's Jasper #15: Holly's Jasper #15

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Blog entry by Michael Anthony Zelonis posted 05-03-2014 08:51 PM 764 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Worked on some large areas around the top/sides of the head and the front of the ears today…..

I thought something about the eye placement looked off, and took some measurements. Things weren’t adding up! Fortunately after figuring out it was some of the eyebrow ridge and carved eye placement notches that needed cleaning up, all was well!

-- God bless, Michael, Roanoke VA.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 05-03-2014 11:05 PM

I am amazed the detail in every shaving made.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Michael Anthony Zelonis

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#2 posted 05-04-2014 10:24 AM

Don’t forget the changes and corrections!

-- God bless, Michael, Roanoke VA.

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#3 posted 05-04-2014 03:32 PM

You know what is amazing to me, is I have to sculpt out all the proportions in clay, so I admire the trust and confidence you have in yourself to engage right into the wood. I know you use the drawings to start.. I have been watching. I draw on the wood to start as well, but I need the 3D object to copy from.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#4 posted 05-08-2014 01:03 PM

Hi EP, Thank you for the gracious encouragement! I work so slow, research, drawing, preparing, that if I did a 3-D mock up It would take me 5 months to complete a project rather than 3! Fortunately for me I have a fair background in blueprint reading and machine tool and die work, which has trained me to see OK in 3-D. However there are times a mock up would help, instead of going right to the shape on a carving I spend time chipping my way towards the target due to overcaution. However, I do so love the ‘process’ of carving and the feel of the wood beneath the tool.

-- God bless, Michael, Roanoke VA.

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