Ship's Figurehead Carving cont'd................
Figurehead Taking Shape
The 12mm thick stainless steel plates imbedded in the centre bottom and another under the scroll head of the figure was positioned so when lifted it will balance without being front heavy. Two are required when eventually fitted to the ship and bolted into the final position.
The figurehead is now begining to take shape, with definate cuts made into the body. Measurements are always being taken and reference lines drawn on the figurehead so as not to over cut and also to keep correct proportions. I always stop momentarily and step back to view the sculpture from various angles, so as to get the 'feel' that its going right.