Now for the hand-work. Probably my favorite part of sculpting, is chiseling away pieces and parts to create movement and fine-tune the shapes. Definitely helps to be able to lay the work down on its side and rotate it to get to challenging places. This piece will have a chiseled texture, heavier in some areas and more subdued in others. Best part of my day is when I can get lost with handwork.
This is by far the largest sculpture in any medium that I have attempted and although I have done some chainsaw roughing out of smaller sculptures this has given me a good window into the subtle and not-so-subtle art of working with a chainsaw. I’m now at the point of working with less aggressive tooling: hand tools rasps and chisels. Looking forward to seeing this polished and finished. w