More Carving Faces
I finally had an opportunity to continue to work on the carved faces. I touched up the first one (the one on the right) and made his mood less hostile (at he request of the client) - thanks to the help of artist and sculptor, Roy Almaroad who spent an afternoon giving me pointers on the subtle details on eyes, noses and lips. It was a great help – Thanks Roy! Then I made the second one slightly larger so I had more flexibility to how to carve him. They look like friendly sorts, don’t they? Brothers? Or maybe cousins? The one on the left looks more classic Roman. The photocopy that is sitting below them is an example of what the mood my client really liked. So I try…
Now I just have 2 more once these 2 are approved.
I’ve really enjoyed the challenge of these faces. Most carvers tend to focus on either decorative work only (acanthus leaf, architectural details, etc) or figurative work only. I like the idea of crossing over in these 2 completely different styles and techniques. Keeps me interested and challenged!