I will post a movie soon.....
The final shot of "Doppelgänger". This piece is larger than it looks here.
Here I'm roughing out the legs and torsos. A rod will run up each leg, through the torso and up to the neck.
Almost finished with the carving. I like how their long legs came out. Also, if you haven't noticed, their bodies are mirror images of each other.
The hands, carved from basswood.
The shoes of the man in the suit.
The two figures, ready to be painted, are 21" tall, larger than any figures I've ever made. I designed the figures to each have one hand in their pocket. Their positions are flipped in this picture.
After all the clothes are made, I dip them in my special aging liquid - water with a little raw umber acrylic paint. The clothes dry while I move onto painting the figures.
The figures after they have been painted and aged. The man in shorts will hold a book in his hand......
...and the man in the suit will carry a attaché case.
The two heads are almost identical. I made a mold of one face to make the other face.
The bottom of their feet - showing the holes for the rods that control the heads.
The base in the process of staining. After this I will paint it, age it, and finish it with a application of paste wax.
The mechanism from the back - one cam and lever for each head.