Carving a swimming Loon

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5. Using the round file, create a definition of the neck at the junction where the neck meets the body, . The main idea is to define where the neck and body meet. The back of the loon is then rounded to create the body shape of a loon. The flat rasp is the best tool to accomplish this.


6.  The next area to work on, is to define where the neck meets the head. Begin with the round file, and after the definition is there, finish shaping the neck with the flat rasp. Try to remember to keep the symmetry of the carving as you work. It is often helpful to step back from the carving to gain a three dimensional perspective. The finished neck will have an oval shape with the small end of the oval in the front