30 March, 2016 – 8:17 pm
I have been busy carving this Portland limestone memorial sculpture for Highgate Cemetery. Here are some more photos of the development.
As I have been carving this I have had a live model to take some dimensions from, she has what I imagine an Art Nouveau frame to be which helps me to work out how to develop the body.
It is important when working on a figure to check proportion from where it will be viewed, so in the 3rd picture I stood on a stool at what will be the natural ground level. This is something that I have done at regular intervals to keep an eye on my progress.
As you can see I am getting closer to finishing this sculpture and so the amount of stone that I remove gets less. and the detail gets tighter.