I haven't been posting here very regularly but I haven't been idle either. I've actually been pretty productive considering that allergies have actually managed to lay me down low a couple of times this year! Usually I don't feel them until the fall when the right pollen hits the air.
Chisels have been placed to wood. The photo might be a work in progress shot but the block is actually fully carved now. However, I'm not happy enough with it to even bother printing it. It ended up being a huge slab of practice for me and it wasn't until the end that I was happy with my marks I was leaving behind. Honestly though, I'm more than happy to do the giraffe again! I'm just going to flip the board over, sketch him out and away I'll go!
There has also been some sketching going on, long over do mascot artwork for the anime convention JAFAX. The first sketch I did of Ringo is on the left -- cute but not quite there. Boring. The second one, on the right, I think will look smashing on a tee-shirt. Tonight there will be more sketching to see if any better ideas pop up and tomorrow the final versions will begin so that once those are done ... it will be back to the giraffe for me.
Time for tea. And sketching. But tea first.