7 Steps of Sculpting
- Design- Apply the design
- Silhouette- Cut out the silhouette
- Blocking in- Push back the levels
- Rounding- Cut off the corners
- Sanding- Smooth the ice
- Details- Add refractive angles
- Clean- Remove small scratches & chips of ice
Using a chainsaw
Cut out the Silhouette of the Sculpture
Be sure your cuts are 90 degrees
Using a Large Burr
Push in your reference lines to the right depth
Using a chainsaw,
Push back all of the levels. This is where having your reference lines the right depth equates to efficiency.
Because of the reference lines the ice will drop away cleanly.
Using a 1 1/2″ Hiryu Chisel
Round off all of the corners. This step is easy if the previous one is done correctly.
The above chisel is the one we reach for most often when carving 1 and 2 block carvings.
Using a Face Bit,
Carve in the facial features
Using the tracing bit,
Draw the basket lines on the backpack
Using a Medium Vee Bit,
Add some details to the tail & body