I just completed a new piece of artwork - the second companion piece to Pilgrim. I had intended to do at least two from the start, but it took a while to find the studio time to devote to the second piece.
In this one, I wanted to achieve a real sense of depth in my relief without being cartoonish. My aim was to maintain the possibility of illusionism from some angles - particularly that of the shallower sections. With Pilgrim, there is a relatively shallow relief over the entirety of the sloth's body. In this new piece, the sloth's body contains an area that is solely painted with no relief at all and then extremely shallow through rather bold relief.
I'm considering titling this one Outreach. It's Quick Cure Clay and acrylic on basswood panel, 12x6x1.75", 2018. Due to the dimensions of the piece, it shows up quite large below; if you click on it though it will open up in an overlay that depending on your monitor and settings will probably be smaller and more of a gestalt.
Below you can see a couple in-progress photos of the relief work before I applied paint.