'Candle Ice' (Phase 2) by Shane Wilson (Moose Antler Carving)
May 21, 1998 Categories: Candle Ice
The design is finished.
I began by drawing in pencil the outlines of the triangles in way which seemed pleasing and used the full surface area of the antler. I made decisions as I went along concerning which part of each triangle would tuck under another and which part would emerge above.
Finally, I shaded in all the areas that will be cut out and then considered the overall design for balance, proportion and interest. I didn't want the design to be too symetrical (boring!) or too off balance (ugly!). I hope to have struck an interesting balance between the two extremes.
Now the cutting and carving begins.
(moose antler carving, moose antler sculpture)