Sunday, January 2, 2011

More work on the Grizzly sculpture, into the New Year

I have been working on the cub that the mother bear is cleaning. I have applied a fur texture and opened the area around the leg.

I have also defined the mother's head and eye on this side.
I have marked on the cub's arm the areas that need further definition.
I have been working on the interior sections of the sculpture, opening the area behind this cub's head and around the mother's leg.

I have refined both faces and have cut the pupils of the eyes with a straight, round end burr, being careful not go too quickly, carving out little bits at a time. Because, if you try to go too fast, you can blow out an eye.

A view of two cubs across the sculpture.

This is Juanita, one of my donkeys, being friendly.

These are pictures of ice crystals that I took during the extreme cold...

...and these are more ice pictures.

This is a barred owl near the studio at dusk.

We spent Christmas eve at my sister's house. We were lucky, Santa stopped by to visit!


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you both. The Grizzly sculpture is looking great! Juanita surprised me!...I thought she might be a sculpture too.

Meg said...

Happy New Year to you! I guess that was a shift, she's cute though isn't she! I'll post pics of the other donkeys - they're cute too!