i have begun the preparatory work for a new bust carving. and this means, i started making a clay model to fix my idea. it is not a portrait of a living person, though i use myself looking into a mirror, heavily for reference on how bones, muscles, flesh etc should go to get the bust convincing. so, i am leaving my path from using reference fotos, and instead try this time, to make up my own “person” so that the carving (which i will do if this clay bust becomes what i wish to so that i can use it as model…) will hopefully portrait an emotion.
the first three fotos show the general overview of the stage i am now at. the focus so far was on capturing the stance (i mean pose) and the main feeling in the face. the ears are obiously way to big, and many parts are only reoughly indicated. the last foto shows a closup to show the facial details i have worked so far. (please click on images to enlarge)