Now back to the butternut carving, I carved the body of this bust the other night and for the most part I was happy with the way it came out. The carving is based on a WWII uniform though he is not meant to represent any particular branch or unit. He was carved to represent the American soldier. For that reason I will not put a patch or rank on him. HE is the average Joe serving his country.
As I mentioned I was fairly happy with the way it came out but the more I looked at him the less I like the portion below the belt. I don't know if it made it looked to much like puzzle piece or if it made the lower portion look like an apron. Either way I was not liking the way it came across so I made some modifications.
Once I was done I felt better about the base and can already see how this will help the cloth of the jacket blend into the base of the body. I always try to envision the next step and how what I am doing now will impact the next stage of the process. I am slowly seeing this come together and am anxious to get the the next stage.
"Good night and may God bless"