I wanted to try carve something I haven't done in the past. I have been a fan of Ian Norbury and his wood sculpting. This is a female bust from his book. I used a piece of basswood I had, so the bust is 6 inches tall. This type of subject has to be well sanded so it won't show carve marks when held in different light sources. The wood flaw didn't show until I stared carving the face. I was lucky it was at the side of the eye and not in the middle of the eye. The pictures were taken at a little angle, so the face is a little longer on the actual carving. Ian goes into taking photographs of the model for an actual guide for your carving pattern.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
On this snowy day a good cup of coffee tastes good. When I was a kid our family would visit my great uncles. They were two bachelors who made their living trapping and with a few milk cows. During those visits coffee would be served. I remember my uncles with a sugar cube between their teeth and sipping hot coffee from a saucer. There also was cinnamon toast which was good for dunking in the coffee. Today we drink our coffee from mugs, and I do like to dunk my cookies in the coffee. This carving is from a Chris Hammack roughout, 3 1/2 inches tall.