Whiskers and first layer of mane are done. Once I finish the eyebrows and eyeballs that’ll be it for the head, save for any fine-tuning.
Now with his eyes roughed in…
Here’s how Last Laugh Lion looked one year ago:
And here’s how he looks today:
Still quite a ways to go though, when you consider the original:
(Even if they do still need refining.)
Realized it’s been ages since I posted anything. Here’s how Last Laugh Lion looks today.
A little more progress on my leaf of the Maple Leaf Forever tree at the Ontario Science Centre. Starting the top of the left-hand sign. Any guesses what it is yet?
Here’s the leaf. Rest of the scrollwork on the bottom right of the big sign is done. Some of the background around that sign has been carved away.
So that was a busy five months.
Lots going on, but I’ve still managed to get some carving in. First, here’s a recent picture of Last Laugh Lion. He’s coming along, and a better picture will be coming soon.
What’s really exciting though, is it’s now my turn to start working on “my” leaf of the Maple Leaf Forever tree. This is part of an Ontario Wood Carvers Association group project, where we’re carving vignettes from Toronto’s history into an eight-foot section of the famous silver maple that inspired the anthem, The Maple Leaf Forever. Carving takes place at the Ontario Science Centre, which is where the sculpture will be displayed when finished.
Here are a couple of pictures of the work in progress, the second one a little more close up. Can you tell which Toronto landmark this will be?