Another idea inspired by my father’s drawing. I think it works really well, the cut out sections have been scored and folded to add a third dimension. The dark background behind sets it off well.
Watercolour paper, drawing and cuts 30cmx60cm
Lime wood is great to begin with as it is very smooth, fine-grained and really quite soft hence easy to cut. I started with learning to cut straight gouged lines along the grain. The wood naturally curls up as it is cut, I thought about leaving the little coils attached as they looked so good but they’re very brittle and would have fallen off very soon anyway.
This is my first time on a wood carving course. I am being taught by Malcolm Martin, he and his partner are pass masters, what a joy to be taught by such a talented man.
This is my first proper attempt, about an hour in, lots more very tricky cutting to do. I have made a rod for my own back as the whole piece is only the size of a postcard, wish I had made it larger.