Saturday, October 4, 2014

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

I think I've seen the movie 'Frozen' too many times. But, I did like Olaf. I'll have to carve him soon. In the meantime, I've been busy carving these little guys. I don't use a pattern, just start with a 1 5/8" x 1 5/8" block 4" long and lay out the nose on a corner. Round the rest of the block, tapering the top to a smaller diameter. Use a v-tool to outline the scarf, hat and coat. Carve the areas down to the stop cuts. Add texture to the hat and scarf. I use a wood burner to darken the mouth after painted.

Portrait Drawing

I started a portrait drawing class with a new instructor. The first one, a self portrait, was drawn while looking in a mirror. The second is from a photo of  my great-niece.