highpockets wrote:Very beautiful work!!!
How did you handle the space between the ears? Did you hand carve this area?
Back in 2010, I created a set of Stallion Bookends for the CarveWright company as one of their monthly projects. The horse head models were created in Aspire using a pencil sketch I made to use as a guide. I did a presentation of the entire process at the Jim McGrew Vectric User Group either in 2010 or 2011 - can't remember for sure.
I was faced with the same issue of how to create a final outcome with space between the ears - all cut on the CNC. The solution for this particular horse head was I designed it as symmetrical/flipped sections. Each head was made up of four sections...two side models of the horse head plus two thinner models in the center that was just the horse's mane with a flat silhouette for gluing the two sides to. After glue-up the result is a horse head with space between the ears and the mane running in between. (This also could have been done with three sections, if I had double-side carved the mane/silhouette section as one piece.)
Here's a few pics that show my approach...