My name's Nick. I've creeped in these forums for a number of years but haven't posted anything until now. I've kind of arrived at a block of sorts with this piece. I am having a hard time deciding where to proceed now that the head itself is completed. Originally I was going to appropriate some ornate vintage brasswork to make a base; however now that its come to start working on the base I am thinking I should make something more substantial so I am looking at building a neck and part of an upper torso. The problem I've run into is that I have no idea what kind of but I should make. Part of me wants to build the neck/shoulders/collarbone area and cut it flat across the bottom (http://www.art-prints-on-demand.com/...ri_bust_hi.jpg) but another part of me wants to terminate it in a more traditional bust form (http://libraries.mit.edu/sites/exhib...st-smaller.jpg). If I go for the latter it will continue lower than traditionally and be terminated in a very geometric manner.
Oh and for reference its approx 2ft tall right now
Also any comments or criticism are greatly appreciated
sorry for the low quality of picture, it was a quick snapshot