Saturday, 2 May 2015

Stone carving in Pietrasanta- ideas and sketches

So I'm off to do a stone carving course in Pietrasanta soon (can't wait!) and was told I could carve anything I wanted to, as long as I could comfortably lift up the size of the stone required and that the design could be scaled depending on what that size turned out to be.

Easy, right?

Yeah... I'll be honest, I haven't spent much time thinking about this, and as the course is looming, I decided I'd better get my ass in gear and start sketching something out. So this morning I started exploring some shapes and forms and came up with this. The internet likes cats, right..? right....?

Idea 1 - here kitty, kitty...

 I'm a large render, click me!

 Yep, I too am clickable. Eh... like all cats.

 Click me. I'm a big cat, really I am.

And one last render, for fun-sies.

Let's just say it's idea number 1, and I'll see if I manage to squeeze another one or two out before the course (sounds painful when put like that, right?). If not, I'm stuck with it - but I have to say I'm actually reasonably happy with it too. Could be a beautiful piece in white marble, as long as I can find a way to cut a base to the shape I want. Not so sure that's gonna be possible to be honest... but a guy can dream. 

And search. 

And plead. 

And bargain. 

And all that jazz.

Idea 2 - another abstract piece

So I woke up this morning and decided to have another crack at something else for the stone piece I'll be doing. I started from a rough base close to the one I used for the cat, and this is what I came up with. Bluntly put, genitalia really; a phallic symbol en-cloaked in a vagina.

Larger view if you click me. Just sayin'.

Other side. Eh... obviously.

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