Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Boots, breeches and stirrups
The boots and breeches are done, and I think you can see the bottom of her shirt. She was wearing a blouse that wasn't tucked in, and for now, I'm sculpting what she was wearing. I'm going to send her pics soon so she can decide if she wants her shirt tucked in, sleeves on the shirt (her shirt was sleeveless), etc.
BTW, this hind foot will soon be cut free of the wire holding it to the ground. This foot in reality wouldn't have any dirt splashing up to support it, so I have to make it free. I talked to my foundry about it to make sure having only two legs on one side would be strong enough to support a piece this big without it bending. Bronze is soft, after all - it's mostly made out of copper. Anyway, they said it should be fine, and they'll put bronze rods inside the legs touching the ground to strengthen them if they think that support will be needed.
When I cut this foot free, I will cut the wire up inside the hoof (thus ruining that nice hoof, so I'll have to sculpt it again) and then I'll put a wall, sole and frog in the bottom of the foot.
Anyway, that's progress to date! Comments and questions are welcome.