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5 Leaves

In this lesson we model the leaves, starting with in the upper half (forehead and around the cheeks). The leaves are ostensibly oak but owe a lot to the classic acanthus leaf. Thus we need to introduce 'eyes', 'reeds', and 'pipes'.


| 09 April 2014 05:22

Ann - I think I get your point here, and you are right. The trick is to shape the 'front' leaves, taking the 'back' ones with you. Then define/set in the front leaves. Then continue to the ones behind, or the next layer back if there are more overlapping.

| 08 April 2014 14:10

Chris, would you agree that as one goes with the wood and what's coming out, one of the first steps is to decide which leaves need setting in and which ones are going behind others?

| 06 April 2014 12:04

Thanks, Chris - I cherish your reminder to "have fun!"

| 09 June 2011 18:12

Thanks! There's a working drawing to download below the video in parts 1 & 2 with all the measurements...

| 20 April 2011 20:10

Chris.... I love this guy ..... Thank you .... I needed the guidance on the leaves and the scrolls . Awesome job !!!Dimensions on this guy would be about 9" long X 7 Wide X 3 Deep ?

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