This is the first of the aforementioned “weekly prototype” initiative…the Climbing Ape. It is a variation I saw on the Internets, based on the traditional folk toy, the double-corded climber.
That’s a funny looking ape! Hey, this is wood class, not art class. So my ability to cut an ape in wood was largely debilitated by my inability to draw an ape on paper. My first sketch was loosely based on King Louie from the Jungle Book…but I suppose if you squish your eyes around, you could see some semblance of Donkey Kong with a hint of Homer Simpson.