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7 Undercutting the Dory

Undercutting around the dory really brings it alive.

We need to be quite sensitive here: the keel of the boat curves so the prow is so clear of the background that we can use a coping saw; stern is lifted from the water somewhat. The middle section is of course resting on the water's edge and we need only the lightest definition, rather than an undercut, and this effectively anchors the boat in the picture and stops it floating away...


| 21 March 2017 18:45

Karen - You could indeed add detail like that but I'd do it more with texturing rather than trying to carve waves as such. So the texture would get lighter the further away from the shore. If it's subtly done, it shouldn't take away from the boat.
Hope you are going to have a go!

| 21 March 2017 16:19

Could you add some detail to the water here, to give a hint of waves? Or in this case does it take away from the center of interest, the boat?

| 05 January 2017 16:40

Many thanks for Carrie's excellent filming. She seems to instinctively know what I want to see.

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