Well the last photos I posted of Scally were before I moved into my new space, so I have been pretty busy getting resettled and keeping on top of my commissions!
7wks after packing up my old workshop and moving into a larger space I am finally in a position to show you how far I have got with this latest portrait.
Obviously having Scally in my workshop and being able to observe him and take more photos I was able to compete the clay model and my customer was very happy with the result. I then cast the clay model which is a very messy but it’s great fun. This process takes only about a week to complete but must be done over a period of weeks in order to allow the plaster to dry between stages.
Using the plaster cast I start to identify relevant points to measure and then transfer and cut away into the stone
As you can see I have the plaster cast set up on a level board inside a drawn in footprint of the stone.
I estimate that this will take me two weeks to complete, it is a very technical process and it is very important to remain patient and not take too much stone away at the wrong time!