Saturday, 3 March 2012

#176 In the studio: Composition and design con't . . .

This work was modeled from life in a single sitting, then tweaked and finished later in the studio.  
Most sculptures that I do quickly retain the initial thought and freshness and are personal favorites.  
This study of  a Russian Wolfhound, or borzoi as it is also called, is no exception. 

I chose a recumbent pose as I wanted the horizontal movement to suggest rest and calm.  
I focused on the regal bearing of the elegant animal and depicted the dog crossing 
its great front paws which is typical of large, long-legged breeds.

Russian Beauty   10"H 17"W 10"D

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