Rick Lobdell and Brian Somerville spent three days carving a nine-foot-tall block of Styrofoam into the shape of a bunny.
After the initial carving, Brian Somerville marks where he needs to cut for the second round of carving.
The scratch coat is applied, which is the first coat of overlay. Rick Lobdell’s wife and kids came in to help him apply the scratch coat.
The full coating of overlay has been applied, and Rick Lobdell is ready to add some details to the bunny.
In order to protect the dye, Rick Lobdell sprayed the bunny with three coats of diluted solvent based sealer. This process took two days to complete.
Rick Lobdell uses blue coating to mark off the areas he wants to remain white after he applies the pink dye.
Attention to detail is always a must for Rick Lobdell, who uses a prevail airbrush to finish shading and shadowing.