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Old 02-26-2018, 01:51 PM
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i have no real experience with sculpturing but i decide to make this one and i didn't finish it yet
its sandstone 50*25*25 cm
i had trouble with drilling within narrow areas such as the bottom of the arm, using only hand tools such as Hammer and chisel
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Not that bad at all, I like the pose. Are you using chisels and mallet? The texture of the carving is confusing me a bit.
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Nice job! I haven't carved sandstone (I've only done a little stonework in soapstone and alabaster). Does it have a grainy feel? Will it sand smooth? Just curious.

The only critique I have is the area at the top of her back by her hair. With the shoulder included, it looks almost like the top of a heart, so to my eye, there's too deep a dip at the bottom of her neck/top of her back. Sculpture Dolls is a figurative expert, so she should be more help than me. Keep up the good work!
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Nice job! I haven't carved sandstone (I've only done a little stonework in soapstone and alabaster). Does it have a grainy feel? Will it sand smooth? Just curious.

The only critique I have is the area at the top of her back by her hair. With the shoulder included, it looks almost like the top of a heart, so to my eye, there's too deep a dip at the bottom of her neck/top of her back. Sculpture Dolls is a figurative expert, so she should be more help than me. Keep up the good work!
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Nice job! I haven't carved sandstone (I've only done a little stonework in soapstone and alabaster). Does it have a grainy feel? Will it sand smooth? Just curious.

I am from northern England and all what we have here is sandstone from the Carboniferous period. I use the fine-grained sandstone, medium to hard for carving, and yes, it does have a grainy feel to it. It can be smoothed out, but not at the alabaster level.

What usually I do once I finished carving my piece, I use Carborundum stone to polish it to give it that fine look, and at the very end, I use the diamond file to refine those little details.
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Thanks for the explanation!
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Not that bad at all, I like the pose. Are you using chisels and mallet? The texture of the carving is confusing me a bit.
yes i use chisels and mallet only, thank for looking
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Nice job! I haven't carved sandstone (I've only done a little stonework in soapstone and alabaster). Does it have a grainy feel? Will it sand smooth? Just curious.

The only critique I have is the area at the top of her back by her hair. With the shoulder included, it looks almost like the top of a heart, so to my eye, there's too deep a dip at the bottom of her neck/top of her back. Sculpture Dolls is a figurative expert, so she should be more help than me. Keep up the good work!
i like sandstone not hard but coherent thank for telling what you see, i need to hear what people see
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thx all
i will share more when i fish
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Very good! I like how the weight of her body resting can be felt. She has a nice relaxed pose. The shoulder area that Lynda mentioned does have a bit of a distortion. I am not sure what you could do about that at this point. With clay you can always add more back if needed. Perhaps you could define a little more of her hair that is trailing down the back. That would pull the eye looking there instead of the shoulder corner that is sticking up.

I like what you have done! Great work on your first sculpture piece!
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didnt finsh it yet , with no time to work, but i think its better now



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Looking good! Keep up the good work!
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Looking good! Keep up the good work! Thanks for sharing!
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She looks cozy and I like her feet curled up together. Good work and keep sculpting!
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She looks cozy and I like her feet curled up together. Good work and keep sculpting!
thank you Tamara , i'm working on it , i love this work, it spend my time, i cant feel time during work i'm a painter but how knows, maybe after this i wll not stop sculpturing
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