i finished joel´s face, in the moment i am happy with his expression, but (as often) i might tweak that later a bit more… for now am roughing out his hair and ears. as you can see i use the model to guide me where the big forms of the hairmass are, and first rough them quickly out (still be seen above his ear and his back side of head). this will give me a convincing flow of hair in the end, since the underlying base (which we see in the clay model) looks already convincing (in my opinion…lol) and in a second pass i clean up and refine those shapes (be seen on the top and front of hairmass). now i am doing that on the whole hairmass, and then break up those bigger strands into smaller ones. an easy, but somewhat labourous task… i will post joel finished next time, please stay tuned …



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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ed Pitts
    Mar 07, 2010 @ 00:00:09

    That is one of the best ideas I have found.

    No more calculating!

    Thanks, Ed


    • dorisfiebig
      Mar 07, 2010 @ 08:36:40

      thanks ed ! its not mine idea, its classical, its just math applied. i love seeing math be useful.


      • Bill Voss
        Jun 27, 2010 @ 18:54:32

        FANTASTIC method for scaling!! I am in the process of carving a larger version of a Crucifix from a model. This will save a great deal of time versus calculating.

        I will also share this with our wood carving club as a great “hint”.


  2. mike
    Aug 10, 2011 @ 16:45:18

    Doris , you know from WCI, that I love all your portraits.



    • dorisfiebig
      Aug 11, 2011 @ 11:29:17

      hi Mike, yes i remember that 🙂 thank you for commenting, it is always so very nice to hear feedback. and, joel is a special piece to me. thanks again.


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