portrait bust – part 6

the face is now essentially finished. might tweak it here and there, but all is in place, and might go this way…

today i started roughing out the hair. i will do a different hairstyle than in the cast model. hope it will look nice… so, the first step is to define the big shapes of how the strands fall. not too many, trying to keep them large, and nicely flowing… yes, it looks a big mess right now :

… but the mess is easily cleaned up, and already a little refinement of the strands shows how the hair will look… :

as you notice, i carve the ears together with the hair,,,i do this, since i want them interact, and so i need do them simultanously to get it right…

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ralph Giarnella MD
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 00:42:38

    I like what you have done so far, however, when comparing the original plaster bust to the present wood bust the original appears to have a slight smile- while the wooden bust seems to have a slight frown. The differences are subtle but noticeable.


    • dorisfiebig
      Mar 02, 2011 @ 22:14:09

      hi ralph, interesting observation.. yes, the original and the wooden bust are not same,, and, yet, i cannot see the frown, to me is only smile… however, today i got the same comment from a friend, so i am wrong… could you specify perhaps what it makes for you to see a frown ? as you said, it is probably something sublte i do not perceive. i would appreciate your input. thanks for your observation.


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