Friday, July 30, 2010
"Dashing through the Snow"
I have a friend who collects snowmen and she persuaded me to carve one last year, which my daughter confiscated. So I carved a different one for my friend. This is my first one this year and I am keeping my fingers crossed that I can at least post some pictures before they start grabbing at it! They are kinda fun to carve, but not as easy as I thought they would be. http://picasaweb.google.com/mpounders1/DashingThroughTheSnow#
I had the idea of a snowman flying down a hill on a sled, with his cap and coat flapping in the breeze. I wanted to try and give a sense of movement and motion with position of the body, the coat and the cap. I got to try a few new techniques (new to me) and also my first attempt at snow (on the base). I like the way it turned out. Still learning as I go.
As always, thanks for looking!