Welcome to the blog. I decided to set this up so I can show what I’m currently working on, and possibly just run off at the mouth (or fingers) occasionally.
So currently I’m working on the Great Seal of the United States. I originally had no intention of making one of these since both Vectorart3d.com and 3dmodelclub.com have very nice versions available, but I needed it for certain insignias and I can’t just buy it then re-sell it. Everything I sell has to be my own creation, so since I have to make one anyway I decided to do a detailed one suitable for carving separately.
Like all the models I make, this is a large, fairly high relief model. I do this in an effort to retain as much detail as possible when the model is shrunk to a size commonly used for carving, typically anywhere from 3 to 6 inches.
That’s a lot of feathers. I still have plenty to do on it, but there’s only so much feather sculpting I can stand in one session. I still need to do the legs and feet, the 13 arrows, the olive branch, the head with the banner. That banner is going to be a problem, though, since I like to provide a flat version of the banner suitable for v-carving for those who want to carve a very small copy but don’t have micro bits that will get between the letters. The problem is making it look right while still having a flat surface to v-carve after carving the 3d portion.
But at least it doesn’t have feathers.