Combing with Details






On Thursday night, May 29th, only 20 hours into sculpting, all the elements are in place, and I can begin the details. Subconsciously I decide to start with the most difficult part of the sculpture which is the cheeks, neck, and breast area. This area of the bull combines two rabbits on the cheeks and neck,and a condor on the breast with the numbers 55 on the wings, and the letter "B" in the talons. To my delight, the sculpture starts to come life....

The next portion I work by Saturday, is the Family Tree on the left front leg. The leaves will contain initials of the family members and the roots from the trunk wrap down over the hoof. I am pleased with the way the roots turned out, it looks very good. The hollow in the trunk is a great addition, placed over the knee area.
On the right leg I begin to work the cacti and the apple with the "NY". For the cacti spines I am going to use a wax thickener that is hard so they will not smash down when handled during the sculpting. At this point, I have also straightened up the 7/14/48 birthdate, and will clean up the clock soon.

By Monday and Tuesday, I have tuned the cat stretching across the back, and the Rod of Asclepius that is the left rear leg. From here, I will work the clock, add the claws to the cat foot, spines on the cactus, and finally the tail...

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