Today I spent an enjoyable afternoon sculpting details on the Sonbuilt sign. It brought back memories of work I did decades ago when I made my living as a pen and ink artist I did a series of drawings of the many small waterfalls I saw in my travels. I remember the painstaking effort it took to draw the many leaves on the bushes and in the details like the fallen logs.
Fast forward 30 years. These days I still spend some time drawing out my ideas, but then go into the workshop to make the projects in full three dimensions. As I formed little balls of epoxy sculpting medium and applied them one by one to the sculpture it brought back pleasant memories of the time I spent a my drawing table so long ago.
It gave me pleasure to be recreating one of those scenes I discovered back when I was on the road promoting my pen and ink art. I was reminded once again how things we do in our youth often prepare us for things we choose to tackle later in life. The more things change, the more they are the same.
We made good progress this afternoon, finishing a little more than half the background. After we finish the other half I'll have to paint it before putting in the foreground trees. Doing it in that fashion will make things a whole lot easier.
Stay tuned for more progress.