|Project by RusticJohn||posted 04-13-2015 09:45 AM||886 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
This is a new carving I have completed in the last few days. It is made out of Willow driftwood. I used very thin knives to cut the shapes as Willow is quite soft and too much sideways pressure will break off the fine detail. The overall length is about 400mm. Took about 3 weeks off and on. I can only carve for an hour or two a day before my eyes and neck pack up.
I like to have friendly looking carvings that look, at least, a small amount happy. Who wants a scary miserable looking creature hanging on the wall. This one looks a little pensive as he sucks down on his pipe. He has leaves on the top of his head and orchids, ivy and peas in his beard and mustache. Must have spent too much time hanging out with the plants.