This piece ended up such a surprise to me. It was only as I started to sketch on the block of stone that I was taken with the angularity of the model and the pose. I began to wonder whether it could be done just in straight lines and facets. I think it came out rather well, and so unlike my normal inclination to strive for realism. There was a flaw in the stone on one leg which was repaired and is almost unnoticeable.
305 x 300 x 132