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Quick sketch on camping trip

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A couple of weeks ago I went on a 4 day excursion with my Father in law. We were near a site where they had done some strip lumbering. Basically they push everything down and then harvest. I found a few nice sticks with root balls attached. They had been sitting for about a year so they had some cracks and wear, but still decent sticks. I took that time to sketch one and bring the others home.
First pic is my view and then my WIP with a couple of coats of tung oil.

I call carving without reference a 'sketch', basically just working on hand skills and blade use.

I'm going to finish it with some leather and a copper ferule (reducer from lowes) and give it to one of the guys on the trip for Christmas.

Sky Plant Atmosphere Cloud Natural environment

Wood Twig Plant Wire Font

Human body Wood Bone Fossil Artifact

Plant Wood Trunk Tail Grass

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Full of character,. both the stick and carving take a pic when you have finished it

The picture is very moody of the wood nice one
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Oh my! Those are beauties. Lovely carving too. That's what I'm looking for. Simply beautiful.
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That is a beautiful root crown, upside down. Just the sort of sapling stick I'd like to make.

What is the story with the embedded string and horse hair?
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