Here’s the image that I found that is sort of the inspiration for this particular carving. It’s basically going to be a bust, in a fashion, with the penalty box boards being the pedestal for the bust. Should be interesting.
Our little fighter is looking pretty tough but definitely has a soft side to him…just look at that toothy grin.
The helmet is being carved in two separate pieces…a top and back…so that it conforms tightly to the head. I could have carved this as one piece, but I just like the way that a hat, or in this case a helmet, looks when it’s carved separately. It just sits nicer on the head with a realistic gap between the headband and the head.
It’s left-over turkey today for dinner. My second favourite meal of the season!