About a moth ago i took a wax carving class . A few days after the class I woke up with a huge urge to carve a luna moth pendant . There were a few rough starts ,first i bought wax that was just too hard and then I needed to shrink down my sketch. But it's finally coming along .
This was my rough sketched out idea . it had a huge anatomy flaw. Like the fact that his antenna are bellow his eyes . Please pardon my poor drawing skills .
After i fixed the sketched and shrank it down ,I started to carve the wax. My biggest mistake ? Trying to carve a moth which is a rather 2d thing out a huge block of wax. I had to carve it down a lot.
This is the fist photo i've taken of the piece . Since then I've defined his head ,added a lot of detail to his wings like the segments and started to hollow out the back of the piece .
Carving wax is a lot of fun but it's more stressful for me then sculpting with clay. I'm not used to such a subtractive method . I accidentally carved his antenna way too small so now i need to melt wax and build them back up before i carve them . I can't decided on which metal to cast him in ,silver or bronze ?