Wood Carvings by Mark Sheridan

Antler Wizard

Well, I couldn’t put those elk antlers down for long so I made a quick little wizard out of one of the branches of the antler.

Again, I used the Foredom tool with a few very fine carbide bits and some ruby carvers.  I didn’t work from a sketch but just started with cutting a deep triangular nose and deep eye sockets and went from there.  Once I made some general smooth indentations with a tear-drop shaped ruby carver for the bags under his eyes and the waves in his beard, I used a more disc shaped carver for the individual hair and beard lines.

Following that I applied a bit of dark stain and a little bit of acrylic gold colour to his hat.  A nice little project for what turned out to be a cold and rainy day.

It’s just a little carving…that’s a dime sitting beside it.






















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3 thoughts on “Antler Wizard

  1. Wendy on said:

    Well done! That is so cool.


  2. Thank-you, Wendy. This is something that you should give a try. Just make sure that you use a dust mask and some kind of vacuum system so that you’re not breathing the dust.


  3. Lynne on said:

    Fantastic piece,you are so talented.


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