How To Get (A)head
Here is my first detailed carved head. He looks a little mad at me for the way he looks. I can’t really blame him. I did learn a lot of things from creating him, but like my last carving, too late for this guy to benefit. He started out as a caricature and wound up with no humor, and no character whatsoever, nor is he doing anything interesting aside from racking down on my work. Too bad, he will just have to live with it!
I am just starting to learn some anatomy. My son sent me some drawing tutorial books on the net and I have been trying to learn a little so as not to embarrass myself again. I thought it would be nice to have this carving in my gallery so I can keep track of my progress.
During the summer I have to sit on the terrace out in the garden with my wife to get some sun. I do get pretty bored just sitting there getting cooked and twiddling my thumbs, so the thought is that I might just as well enjoy myself while I’m at it by doing a little carving.
Thanks for a having a look and I hope a laugh too!
-- Mike, an American living in Norway