By Ian Norbury
Solid images and directions. worth the learn. I conscientiously tore mine aside, trimmed the sting and took it all the way down to Kinko's to have it spiral certain. Now it will lie flat at the workbench. you do not have to be copying Norbury's carvings to discover this booklet beneficial.
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Further refinement of the features can now be undertaken. ] 1, cut a smooth curve around the back of the nostrils. This is frequently cut in with a larger gouge as a sharp cut, but it is rarely a sharp corner in reality. 5, scoop out the depression between the nostrils and the tip of the nose. Next, use a rotary burr to excavate the actual hole of the nostrils. Study the photos of the nose carefully, Fig 48,49 & 50, and observe the subtle curling shape around this area. Carry on below the nose and cut the groove between the nose and the top lip, using the burr again if you prefer Now we come to the mouth, in my opinion the most expressive and most difficult feature of the face.
After a few weeks another coat will he necessary. Figures 72 & 73 By studying the hick view of the ear and observing the considerable depth ofit away from rhe skull it is clear chat the interior is equally deep. The ears stick out more than one expecrs and are more shapely in the form of a shallow '2. Notice there is no hair immediately around the back of the ear revealing- the mastoid process to which the sterno-mastoid muscle is attached (see Figure 22). Figures 7 4 b d CHAPTER EIGHT The Female Head WHAT are the structural differences in the male and female head?
All measurement of the front view should he madc from the centre line outwards, thereby ensuring symmetry. Measurements vertically are madc from easily identified reference points such as the tip ofthe nose, the bottom of the chin, the eyebrows etc. Side measurements use the back and front profiles of the hcad as reference points. Obviously, these will only work if the head is bandsawn accurately. As the carving progresses the forms are kept square for as long as possible to enable accurate measurements to be made.
Fundamentals of Figure Carving by Ian Norbury