Saturday, March 20, 2010

St. Ignatius - Refining the Form

Here are a some photos showing the further refining of the major forms of the St. Ignatius carving. I am intentionally leaving extra wood around the extended hand to provide strength while working on the rest of the carving.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Ignatius Initial Rough Out

Here are some progressive photos of the rough out stage of the St. Ignatius carving. This is the very important stage of establishing the major forms and proportions. At this point you should start to recognize what design in the wood. Can you see it?