In other workshops I've used the carver's term 'bosting' for initially finding the basic forms, how they articulate and flow, and which underpin all later developments in the work. Here I want to try a different approach, thinking in terms of 'passes' over the carving.
In this way we keep an evenness of development; no part more finished than others; the carving proceeds as a whole.
So, this first pass of our gouges lays the ground for the next, and so on. But before we even begin, there is something very important we must do, Any guesses?
And have a think.