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This is a stick done by a carver on another forum I visit. I ask if I could share it with you and he said sure. I also invited him to come to our site. I hope he will.
 

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like the attention to detail the folds in the clothing is good also like the transition form the topper to the shank a nicely dressed piece of work .

I always think that these type of toppers should be made with a interchangeable topper so after Christmas you can put another type of topper on the shank as once you get the shank you like I like to use it all the time by changing the topper.

But a nice piece of work and well painted
 

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Thank You Randy for telling me about this site and thank you to all for the fine comments. I love to carve wood and occasionally carve walking sticks.
I glanced through the gallery a little bit and there's some beautiful work there. this looks like a nice place to learn some things so I'll take some time and look around.
 

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The style you have carved you avatar in is akin to the style I like quite realistic and the fact you haven't painted it is good .Often torn whether to paint something or not.

But something on these lines give a shank such a individual character it stands out from the rest

your right about not having the time to try things most of us have that trouble .There's so many things to do that I enjoy I cant fit it all in
 

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On this particular Piece, the skin tone, I used a 2 part wood bleach. I was real pleased with the results it gave just the right amount of contrast. I definitely will use it again.
I thinks some carvings can really be enhanced with paint or a little color/stain... but it can be very tricky to get it right. I have gotten it wrong many times.
 

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I have played aroud with artist inks mixed with varnish to try and get tints . it does enhace the wood when it works it does take some time to get it right it all depends on the colour ofthe wood you use . spend a lot of time testing bits and the other problem is repeating the same process dosnt take much to get it wrong
 
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