Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Trying to get a Head.

Here is the third installment of carving the happy fisherman. In the last blog I finished the main body and started on the head, in this post I'll be finishing it. Just to refresh your memory this is where we left off...


Carving the body is always fun, but the head is the part that really give the piece character. If the body is done well but the face is out of shape or lifeless it can ruin the whole piece, so it's important to take your time and focus on the details. I find that small things, like the smile lines at the side of the mouth or the squint of the eyes are what make the face, and bring it to life.

So "head" to the photo gallery and check out the rest of the pictures, (some of them are a little out of focus, sorry about that, but you'll get the idea), and thank you all for you kind comments.

8 comments:

Nancy said...

How do you determine what kind of expression your carving will have?? Is it something you have already pictured in your mind??

Robert said...

To answer your question, what the person is doing determines, to some extent, his expression, other times I just try to do something I haven't done before.

Mari said...

I love his face. He is looking so cute!

Cherdecor said...

I like him! He is looking good!

Andrew Bruins said...

Looking pretty good. And is that a head on a stick in the background of the last picture?

Cheri said...

He is turning out great!

Cheri said...

PS- Did Mari ever tell you that I ordered some Santa ornaments?
No hurry- they're for Christmas- I just don't want to forget myself!

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