Posted by: bschutzgruber | February 2, 2014

The Saga of the Green Man (pt2)

When we last left our hero…. he was awaiting my decision:
Do I chuck all that I’ve done so far… cutting my losses (literally!)
and start over?

Or do I continue on and see what happens?

I am a ‘process’ artist rather than a ‘project’ artist which means I am more interested in the journey than I am in reaching the original destination.  So of course…. my decision was to move the cartoon lower, realigning the eyes, and continued on!!

The Green Man’s features were now more square than the original design.  The good thing about choosing a Green Man for my first attempt to weave a face is that a Green Man is not “human”.  As long as I kept his eyes focused, the rest of his face was open to interpretation.  Not wanting to redo the cartoon, I continued to follow the original, trying to keep my beating pressure the same as I had used the year before.

9_continue weaving  10_15inches  11_16 to 17 inches

Once his forehead was finished…
12_19.5 inches   

I packed down the new weaving to match the new proportions of his lower face.

13_19.75 inches

I was VERY pleased with how he came out but there was still more to do…..


Responses

  1. So incredibly cool. I knew he looked different and on some level revognized the greater earthiness, mass. But I didn’t “see” that it was compression. Not kidding, this is very ineresting. Thanks for putting words & pucs around your process.


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