This carving utilises a piece of drift wood which has some wonderful mottling and colour.
It is one half of a larger piece and I'm looking forward to carving the second piece.
The wood is somewhat spongy and has sand embedded which isn't good for the tools or the sanity. however the finished piece is quite beautiful and worth the effort in re-sharpening
The Chinese Dragon is something that started the piece after looking at the colouring in the wood. The eyes are glass beads.
There is a large glass bead sunk into the wood, underneath is the Elder Futhark Algiz rune. as you should know by now is the rune for protection, the pyrography blending with the blemishes in the wood.
Close up of the Woodwose which came out rather well.
This piece of wood would have been thrown away or burnt as in it's found state it looked quite boring and without character. I hope that you agree that it looks so much more than that?
Comments are welcome and sought.
This one will end up on Folksy.