|The evolution of the head|
|The evolution of the body|
|The first day of clay lay-up|
|Measured from chin to deck the head is a full 3" too low.|
|Clay is cut back, foam is cut out and copper wires are cut|
|Head is jacked up 3" and wires rewelded.|
|Building the large masses and
now in need of reference material. Went to find stuffed panther with
The photos helped some but because a dead cat can't flex it's muscles they were of little use.
|This what I got from the stuffed model. Not bad but the head is dead, not good enough.|
|Then Greg Biolchini looked at
the piece (Biolchini is my first art instructor, more of a coach). He
then brought me his reference material, the good stuff. This is the beginning
of the 'WHOOP ASS' stage that would be seen in the real Panther.
At this point I have 6 days of accrual building and 14 days of drawings and study.
|The Panther is coming to
With me, for the first few days it's pushing clay around and knowing I'm just able to see the larger over-all shapes.
'Did God repro the gift ' it's do-diligence that is required here. It's waking up the Spirit so it can wake up the mind. It's suffering thru days of blindness while having perfect faith that my 'way-of-seeing' will come when I've done my 'do-diligence.
|Now it's detailing all 1/16/06|
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