Autumn Begins

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)

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Doug Duffield
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 16:41:01

    Doris, you are so talented. I am not an art critic by any means, but this bust has a ‘hold’ on me. There is something about her eyes that make me feel as if she has has experienced a great loss, but is still looking forward, not to the past. There is a determination in the way her jaw is set. She seems to be a very steadfast person.

    I don’t know if this is how you wanted her to come across, I thought I’d let you know what she brings out of me. I am looking forward to the carving and the progress photos that you always publish.


    • dorisfiebig
      Apr 20, 2010 @ 18:20:36

      hello doug, … yes this goes along the lines what i wanted express with this bust. i am glad she speaks to you in this direction. thank you for letting me know … yes, i plan to carve her, but first i want cast her in plaster. i made some tryouts and those went well, so i dare now to cast her. and, then i will carve her, if i can catch only a little bit of what is in the clay bust, i will be happy…yes, i will post progress pics, but will take a time. i am still on the mucha panel working, and i need get that out of the way first, so to speak… it is nice to hear from you again


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