For figurative carving, I need to have a good knowledge of the form. The human figure is the one subject that surrounds me at all times, and draw it in all situations and at all opportunities; whilst waiting for and on all forms of transport, in a café and theatre, at meetings and anywhere I can find a free temporary model. I follow the advice given in most “To Do” art books and carry a sketchbook all the time, along with a 0.7 propelling pencil and a Mono Zero Elastomer Eraser to correct errors. The sketches are never intended to be finished drawings but to provide a mental visual library of body shapes that I can fit into the wood.
Sketch on a bus