I’m refining the form of the figure around the areas where I’m marked and cut before, the arms, the legs, creating more relief and contour, shaping and smoothing the lines. Still using power tools and carefully referring back to the plans.
Working on this is becoming more expressive, as the figurative form is more clearly dominating over the log form finally. Pleasant time now, chewing gum, burning incense. Sour Bubble and Sandalwood, the flavors of the airs that surround me.
If I can get the head rounded off and the face defined, then I’ll maybe take a few weeks off. Come back and be working with hand tools only. Wood fire in the stove, cats nearby.