That's what has me worried - don't want to cut off his nose to spite his face!It takes time and patience, go slow and always keep in mind what parts are higher on the relief and which are deeper, have to leave the higher parts to finish until after reaching the deeper most places.
No, I think I'm over thinking it and I'm skeered I'm going to mess up!Any progress? I picked up 3 more sticks today, just driving past the place I picked my first up from I just had to step in the woods and pick up the first 3 I seen, just in the woods 20' or so, the rest of that 8 acres is littered with them. In the evenings I am making carving knives, maybe this will turn into a new addiction...LOL
With beavers like that, who needs an ax?I feel I will soon have a truckload of fine walking staff stems hauled home as they are all over the ground on every spacxing job I check out. I seen perfect white birch ones, perfect dogwood ones, silver maple and poplar ones, alder and ash ones, OMG. This coming weekend I am opening up my place on the lake, there are hundreds of wild cherry saplings all around my place there, there is a beaver or two that visits and drops several stalks each spring. They remove the bark off the stems and just leave them in my yard or under my dock, I have 6 very nice stems drying in my woodhouse already from years past.
I wouldn't call myself an artist either - although I would say I'm very crafty and have dabbled in all kinds of arts.Now I have to learn a new skill, how to use a pencil to draw/outline a character in the round. All my carving has been done without drawings so its about time I took up the pencil, these characters are rather small and intricate so a layout of lines sort of become necessary. I am not an artist...LOL