I began to add a bit of detail this week, mainly so I could get a better perspective of where I’m going.
Taking these pictures so that you can follow the progress, also helps me see the sculpture a bit better. For example, looking directly into the face of the bear makes it look a bit “Whopper-jawed”. If you look closely you’ll find the jaw is symmetrical. The nose is carved out of sap-wood except little bit that appears distorted.
The standing bear will be about 10 inches higher 10 inches taller and it’s legs will extend down into the trunk area in the final sculpture. This will change the tree trunk into rocks so that the other two cubs have something to set on.
The next newsletter will be published next weekend,