Sycamore with an oil finish.
This carving has been enhanced with the use of the new pyrography machine.
I have spent time enhancing the carving through burnt shading. The pyrography work takes time but gives a better contrast to using dark wax and I have so much more control over the colour and density of the shading, while keeping the light colour of the sycamore un-tainted from a blanket waxing.
The addition of the pyrography design of blackberrys lends a different aspect to the carving; I wanted to make it look like he is looking through a wild blackberry bush.
Finished with runic writing giving the carving its name "Lord of The Woods", "Woodwose Carving" with the year of creation.
Let me know what you think.........!