Hey y’all, I have been in grad school for the last month, and it was heaven! Good peeps, bad language, and tons of drawing! I’ve never felt so at home with a group of people. We had a great tools and techniques course and I started to learn how to do ink wash. It’s too much fun!
I really like the last few boar heads I’ve made, so I wanted to kick it it up a notch. Making the boar head on a larger scale has it’s share of challenges, some things are much easier to do. The boar’s little teeth, for example are much less of a headache on the big boar. The bottom picture should give you an idea of how big this boar head is.
Have I gone mad?! Yes, I have started yet another Boar head! As with the fourth boar head, I tried to give this pig creases and wrinkles. I thought I’d give this piggy a wreath of oak leaves to give this boar head an alpine feel.
At long last, I have finally finished my second boar head! Directly below you can see it glazed and mounted to some plywood that I cut and stained. The boar head’s journey from glazing to finished product follows.
Here is the head, glazed but not fired.
Here are the ears, glazed but not fired.
Here are the glazed pieces.
And here it is finally assembled!