portrait bust – part 3

for today just a small update, but i think nevertheless an important step in the carving. i have approximately fixed the proportions, and the big planes and angles…

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ralph Giarnella MD
    Jan 23, 2011 @ 14:43:28

    Doris please keep the progress photos coming. I always learn something watching your step by step photos


    • dorisfiebig
      Jan 23, 2011 @ 21:24:27

      hi ralph, thanks for the encouragement, good to know pics are wanted 🙂 … its hard to judge when is too many pics so that it becomes boring. thanks again,…


  2. werner bock
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 06:48:10

    Hallo Doris,
    deine portrait serie gefaellt mir so gut, dass ich auch mit einem kopf (1/3 normal groesse) gestarted habe. ich modelliere ihn aus polymer clay (sculpey gemischt mit super sculpey), so kann ich ihn im backofen brennen (275 grad F).und das holz, bass wood, liegt bereit.
    Danke fuer den schubs. Werner


    • dorisfiebig
      Jan 25, 2011 @ 00:20:44

      hallo werner, das freut mich sehr zu erfahren das meine bilder motivieren es selbst zu versuchen 🙂 genau das ist was ich mir davon erhoffe …
      ich kenne das sculpey noch nicht, aber das mit dem backen klingt gut, scheint viel einfacher zu sein als mit gips abzuformen… viel erfolg bei deinem projekt !


  3. Ralph Giarnella MD
    Jan 26, 2011 @ 14:30:23

    I came across this website which I am sure you and any one interested in sculpting will find interesting and awe inspiring.
    The National Sculpture Society- Click on any name in the list and you will see a sample of their work and a link to the artists website. Every conceivable type of sculpting in every possible medium and every possible size.


    • dorisfiebig
      Jan 27, 2011 @ 13:31:26

      hello ralph, thanks for sharing the link. yes, it is indeed a very inspirational site, i have it bookmarked already, as i love to look what other sculptures do.


  4. mike
    Jul 11, 2011 @ 21:08:16

    Hi Doris, feb/Mike glad to see your still putting out great work I’ve started to do some portrait and in the round female carvings, it’s quite a jump from Native Americans and MT. men. I’m carving my daughter in high relief and I have carved the Ian Norbury classi female face. It’s so much harder to carve a real face of some one you know. Can I put pics on here and ask for your help or suggestions. Claude helped me to find you and Mark, really missed you guys there not a lot of face/realistic/ sculpture carvers on the carving sites, not as good as you guys any ways. I’ll be back and watching thanks



  5. dorisfiebig
    Jul 12, 2011 @ 16:28:35

    hello Mike, it is a great project to carve a portrait of someone one loves, and to me, these are easier than carving faces that are made up, or do not leave an emotion inside me. yes, you are right, it is harder in the sense that you really want achieve a likeness, and for that you need study your subject much more carefully, than if you carve a generic face…

    to your question of posting images. if you wish to write a post, or a series of posts, in our category “voices of our guests” – for example like doug did there – and present your project with your goals and thoughts, you are welcome to do so. i would then create an account for you, where you can write the text. the images, you would sent to me, that i put them in. i know, this is arkward, but this is a personal blog, and not a forum. we welcome guest posts, but we do not want a forum.

    of course, i would try answer questions you might have, but i am not a friend of telling “do this or that”, since this is not the way i carve. from my many posts here, you see my approach is much different than ian norburys, for example. i have his book about female face, so know the project you talk about. if you feel comfortable with his approach, it might be your way. i tried it, and it does not work for me. so, i wonder what i could be of help. anyway, i feel all i could say, is already here on the blog, in the tutorials, and in the projects that i presented in many stages…

    thank you for your interest. please, let me know how you decide, if you wish to write a guest post…


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