Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Good effort, the harder the challenge, the more the reward.

Keep working on it, it has some promise.

Figures are tough to do, beautiful figures like mermaids are even tougher.

I tried to do a female centaur in wax for casting, never got the face right.

Body was good, butter faced.

Jim

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

People/figure carving is the hardest of all the carving disciplines. Working at that scale magnifies the level of difficulty. Like Jim said there is good work in this piece but my recommendation would be to get a cube of really hard timber, like hornbeam, or hawthorn, and spend some time carving faces into the edges of the block. You can work up a dozen practice faces in even a small cube . If you check out my blog posts on figurehead carving there might be some tips you can use, you need to go to December 2015 https://stuckinthemudsite.wordpress.com/page/5/ although there is a part 2 and 3 later on.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...
  • 5 months later...
  • 1 month later...
  • 8 months later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...