|Project by Heidi Neely||posted 04-12-2010 06:32 PM||5179 views||2 times favorited||76 comments|
This is my carving of a female form. It’s done in pine, and finished with 2 coats of black ultra penetrating wood stain, and several layers of a spray on clear coat in satin sheen.
As part of my quest to grow and expand my carving abilities, I thought the difficulties of carving a human form (of getting the proportions of the body right) would be a good challenge for me. More specifically trying to capture the beauty of the female curves. I attempted a female form in 2 of my carvings from my 1st post here on LJ’s (the mermaid, and the other one that I call “Exposed”), but I wasn’t completely happy with those. My other carvings have had alot of detail in them, so I wanted to keep this one simple…give the background texture, but make it dark so that it contrasts with the light color of the natural pine, and really stay focused on the contours of the body.
Some of the depth is lost in the photos, I think it looks alot more flat then what it really looks like in person…but that’s okay.
Any ideas as to what to call this one would be appreciated. I’m kind of drawing a blank. All comments positive or negative are welcome, and thanks for looking : )
-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”