ok, new update,,, first i thought i won´t show the first 2 pics, since they illustrate my struggle,,,but then i thought it might be helpful for you to see how persistence in carving is paid back so positively :

couple_06 first pic, i had roughed out everything, also the hairlocks, and thought “yes, thats it, tomorrow i start carving the features, like eyes, mouth etc in detail”… next day, i looked, and thought, oh no, oh no, this is not telling what i want. the feeling of the piece in that state is completely off ! why ? one reason is, his headshape is still not right, but more severly wrong is, he is holding his head in wrong position ! his chin is pushed forward, almost aggressively,,,in the claymodel his head is bent down a very little, and this is very important feature of his expression, and that is missing,,, soo,,,
couple_07 2.pic shows that i grabbed all my courage together, and bent his head down a little…uff, i was really sweating when i did that, since the carving is pretty close to the final destination surface in many places, and that bending could have spoiled the whole thing… but, persistence in original goal was rewarded,,, you see, how this little bending down his head changed the whole relationship between the two,,,now that is going to be what i intendend,,,still his headshape was not right…
couple_08 3.pic shows correcting headshape,,, and i found some orangy inside branch, ah well
the poor fellow has already a mark on his nose from such a wood feature, and now in front of his ear too,,,c´est la vie… you might note that he is a tad bit stronger, bigger, than the clay model, this is intended, as a friend pointed out to me that male heads are usually a little larger than female heads, and since i was doing my clay from reference fotos which showed them on separate fotos, i think, it is better i do him a tad bit bigger than in the model. other than that, i want try stay close to the model ….
couple_09 4.pic is same as 3rd but in different lightning, so you can see better the amount of modeling i do already in this stage when still no feature is carved in

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Phillip Land
    Nov 16, 2009 @ 07:23:49

    I love the carving. She appears a bit angry.


  2. dorisfiebig
    Nov 16, 2009 @ 10:25:58

    hi philip, nice to hear from you. yes, she is angry,,,that is what i wanted portrait, the carving is supposed to tell a story, almost every couple has experienced…


  3. Volker Anselm
    Jan 10, 2010 @ 14:28:37

    Hallo Doris,
    selten habe ich mich so geärgert daß ich nie englisch gelernt habe (außer ein paar EDV-Brocken für den Job). Die Google-Übersetzung Deines Textes ist so grottenschlecht daß ich verzweifelt bin.
    Aber nun zu Deinem Werk. Es ist großartig geworden! Ohne die Bildfolge hätte ich das nicht würdigen könne. Jetzt lese aus den Gesichtern: Einen selbst-zufriedenen, sich überlegen fühlenden Mann, und eine verärgerte, fast schon verbitterte Frau die sich in ihrem Selbstwertgefühl verletzt fühlt.
    Meine Hochachtung für die meisterliche Darstellung der Gefühlswelten!
    Gruß Volker


    • dorisfiebig
      Jan 10, 2010 @ 15:31:17

      hallo Volker,,,ach ja leider ist der google übersetzer nur eine maschine, und die wird nun eben auch schwierigkeiten haben mit dem deutschen “dialekt” meines englisches. ich habe mir das eben mal angeguckt, ja es ist wirklich ziemlich haaresträubend, was da manchmal so rauskommt. es ist nur als hilfe gedacht, ich hoffe du kontest aus dem kauderwelsch das verstehen, was dich interssierte. wenn nicht frag mich ruhig, und ich schreibe fuer dich die passage dann nochmal ins deutsche…
      ja, dieses paar hat richtig spass gemacht, obwohl ich manchmal auch fast am aufgeben war, weil es nicht so werden wollte wie ich es habe wollte…freut mich, das es dir gefällt, und freut mich sehr zu hören wie du ihre gesichtsausdrücke interpretiert. das ist immer am interssantestn fuer mich… danke


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