I just started on this project consisting of Acanthus leaves and a Medallion. Unfortunately I don’t have a step by step process but you can see the results of my efforts on this one piece.
It’s the follow up to the Medallion and Acanthus leaves post.
The starting point carving the right set of leaves. There are two which are mirror images of each other with the medallion in the center.
This is the left leaf but it shows where I started in the same scenario with the right piece. I just forged ahead with the right one and neglected to photo this part of the sequence. Sorry.
Here you can see that the very end has been brought very close to being done with just the rough in done as I moved across the piece going right to left.
Here is the piece roughed in overall. Here you can see how I follow my credo of carving the forms before carving the details. The details fall within the forms so to me the details aren’t important. Get the piece to “flow” before trying to add details. Details in and of themselves won’t do a thing if you try to carve them too soon.
Neither of these photos show the finished piece as it will be done along with the other side in order to “unify” them. But as it sits here it is about 90 percent done.
The left and the right essentially showing beginning and ending points. The center Medallion is currently on my drafting board waiting for a piece of wood.