Wood Carvings by Mark Sheridan

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 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.




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2 thoughts on “A Gifted Spartan

  1. It’s a beautiful piece of carving Mark,I’m not surprised your Mom is delighted with it,and I’m sure she thinks you are very handsome too 🙂


  2. That was a lot of fun to carve and completely different from anything that I had been doing. My Mom liked the gift but I’ll have to follow up with her to see if she thinks I’m as handsome as the Spartan.


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