Putting in the hours!

Cutting in the sunburst rays.


The carving is going to plan and seems to be coming on nicely. The sunburst is nearly completed and has been an interesting challenge to do. I try to cut each stage as cleanly as possible,aiming to leave a crisp finish that does not need hours of work with scrapers and sand paper.

The figures are all set in and I am about to block out the buildings. I will mark out all the detail then settle down to the fiddly bits. I tend to do faces and hands all together as I need to be in the right frame of mind and feeling brave!