Intermediate Forms

12 Apr

The failure of the Dedo Gargoyle and starting over with this simple face have helped me relearn the importance of intermediate forms in carving. I was trying to carve that white rock as though I were shaping clay, finishing at the same time I was starting. That’s not how it works. So here, I’m starting by making a simple flat oval surface, Step 1. Then I’ll start rounding the edges and tapering it back, leaving a big triangle for the nose, Step 2. And so on …

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