A Gifted Spartan
For those of you who are also on Facebook, you’ll have already seen these photos of the Spartan that I began carving some time ago out of an Elk antler. Well, I needed to wait until I gave this little guy to my Mom this weekend as a Christmas gift before I posted the finished pictures here…she follows tributesinwood.com but is not a Facebook follower ( a very smart woman ).
This carving was finished using the Foredom tool bits ( similar to Dremel ) that I started with and then I added a bit of burnt umber to the carving and wiped most of it away to highlight the deeper relief.
Mom was pretty happy about what she calls her handsome man. I wasn’t completely sure whether she meant me or the Spartan, but I’m guessing that it was the Spartan.