Monday, January 21, 2008
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Happy New Year!
Here are some further pics on the Washington portrait. I am using a number of sources for reference, but my main source is the great bust sculpted by the great sculptor Houdon. The forms are starting to come together a bit now as I continue trying to match the volumes of his unique and very well known face. I've been reading a bit about the drawing concept of Chiaroscuro whereby volumes are depicted by the depth and placement of shadows. I've found that some of these principles are helping me with sculpting from 2 dimensional images.
The ears are only for form and will be covered by his hair/wig later............
Thanks for looking!