You may not notice tremendous differences between these pictures and the last that I posted. I haven’t made any changes to the face and have focussed a bit more on blocking out the hair and neck. The hair was very squarish before, kinda ancient Egyptian in appearance. So it needed to be rounded to give a more realistic appearance and to indicate the shape of the skull underneath the hair. I am also cutting the hair back from the face and the neck. Caricatures sometimes have an actual line indicating the hair-line but it can look more realistic with just gouge cuts back to indicate the haiir shape.
This is still rough, but you can see what I am trying to do. The hair at the back of the neck is carved so that it curves up. A long narrow neck seems to make it more feminine in appearance; there will be more to be removed.
This shows a little bit more of the hair transistion on the forehead. Some of the things that I think I see are that the forehead is too wide and the jaws are a little wide still. It looks OK, but it might look better by narrowing those some.
I also think the upper lip is a little narrow, compared to the lower lip. I will probably complete some more roughing out before changing these things, but these are some areas that I have noticed. I want to get more of it carved over all, before jumping into the details. Thanks for looking and for your comments and encouragement. (If you see something I might fix, feel free to mention it!)
-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com