I used another section of Cedar Rail and carved a single wood-sprite figure into it, trying to swirl the beard toward a knot hole on the bottom right of the piece.
I am also continuing to experiment with a variety of stains and finishes. The face and beard are natural wood and covered with a coat of shellac. The rest of the rail has been treated with a Min Wax Walnut stain. I was hoping the contrast between the dark outside and the light inside would catch the viewer's eyes.
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