Carving the Whittle Pup

Shaping the snout

It's time to round that big block nose. We want to turn that square nose into an upside-down "U" shape, and smooth the edges. Start by slicing off the top corners of the nose block. Take a thin slice. Remember, you can always take off more. You want the middle part of the snout to be flat, but then to curve down a bit. Here's what mine looks like after I've taken off the corners.

Next, taking very thin slices, round the snout so that it makes a gentle curve from right to left. There should be no sharp edges on the left or right sides of the snout.

We're done with the snout for now. We'll come back to it later to add the details of the nose and the dog's mouth.