Sculpture is a very broad topic in every aspect. Depending on the theme, you can show many possibilities and realize how much there is still to learn ... This was also the case when I started carving a series of gorillas. Firstly I carved heads, then busts, and in the end whole figures. Only then I realized that in order to start building the shape of a sculpture, you need to get to know the anatomy of an animal.
So I came up with idea of sculpting only skulls, which during carving gave me the opportunity to deeply analyze the anatomy and shape. For me, going this path, in search of a suitable shape, was of colossal importance in understanding the form of a gorilla's skull and head. Shaping skulls is very interesting to me and I will come back to it in my future projects.
Whenever I start to carve gorilla a bust/a head/a figure firstly comes consideration: am I going to make a sculpture that is more sketchy or am I doing to do one with a large detail? Secondly I choose the right material for work. If I want to get a sculpture with an expressive sketchy character then I take NSP Chavant or ordinary plasticine. But when I want to do a very precise work, I use Super Sculpy or Monster Clay. Of course, during creative work, not everything can be predicted and you have to be open to what happens during creation.