So ok I just couldn’t wait any longer to share this with you, I am so excited. It took a lot of willpower to not post this yesterday but I promised myself I would leave at least a day between each post of this project.
I have started to carved the Dormouse Netsuke shown as a maquette in my last post here
I couldn’t decide which wood to use, in the end I chose Poplar purely because the piece I had behind my workbench was roughly the right size! I know great decision making, I had make a start somewhere.
I’m not sure that Poplar is the best choice for something this small, and I’m also not sure if he will be small enough to class as a Netsuke. He is already smaller than the maquette was, only time will tell.
So far I think he is going really well, the overall shape is looking a lot like the maquette, but there is still a lot of work to do.
Once the overall shape has been smoothed out the next part is the finer details and progress I think will slow down from here as any mistake at this point could ruin the carving completely, I really don’t want to do that.
For a first attempt at something of this size I am really pleased, I think it may also be my first carving in the round. I just can’t wait to get the rest of him completed and cut off from the supporting block he is currently sitting on.
I will post updates as soon as I have them.
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