A New Sculpture

Crow sketchI am starting a new wood sculpture, a crow skull. This is a charcoal study.

Crow Clay1I have also completed a clay study to help me work out the difficult areas.

CrowClay2By doing a clay study I get an actual feel for the contours before I actually start the carving. This helps prevent mistakes.

Crow Wood BlockHere I’ve glued two large blocks of Basswood together approximately the shape of a crow skull. It will be a large skull, about 30 inches long by 18 inches wide. If I finish this by the end of summer I will throw a party. Wish me luck.