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8 Shell part 1

The shell is quite tricky to get right because of the perspetive. The snail is a relief carving and so, by definition, the depth dimension is reduced; which means that the circular nature of the helix is compressed into an oval.

To begin with, however, we need to get the overall shape of the shell and see the helix itself more as a detail ...


| 19 July 2013 13:45

Ann - Yes, you've got it.The principle is to completely remove the coarser scratches with finer ones before moving on. It's also the quickest way to work in the long run...

| 16 July 2013 12:47

Chris, does one follow with rasping the same principles as with sanding?

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