Well today i am hoping to complete my gift to our neighbors to celebrate Chinese New Year.
In Chinese culture its the year of the rooster, and i found a design by a lady on the web of a spoon with a rooster carved into the handle. I started working on this carving a couple weeks back and hope to get er done today.
Pics to follow...too cold outside to get pics now.
But browsing you tube for a carving bench "future project idea"
This am i came across this guys channel and this video.
It struck me because of the subject in this case being two South African creatures, one a bird and the other a very dangerous venomous snake i last encountered during my military service.
I can appreciate the effort , patience and artistic talent this guy has but...i like to see carvings where the wood shows rather than making it so real looking.
What say the carvers, because i have the dilemma of to color or not on my spoon.
I am using basswood, which is nice and soft and straight grain but yeah pretty boring in terms of grain or color.
I would be interested to here opinions on how you feel about carving finishes.