|Project by MichaelA||posted 03-21-2012 10:03 PM||1559 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
This carving is done in the Texas cedar. A professional sculpture who does bronzes in Loveland Colorado, told me to first make myself a model using plasticine clay for a reference tool. This should help in visually understanding depth and contour. I found the clay was different and easier to correct errors. It took 8hrs. to complete. The wood was much more complicated and did not forgive errors. Don’t get me wrong, the clay was fun but the wood gets my attention. I like a good challange and I like to get lost in carving! Well Iam very Thankful to learn another valuable lesson from a Top Proffesional. He told me he has also done wood carving in full form and he prefers plasticine clay. I added my clay model. It was a helpful tool.
-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"