I have been carving a Marine Anchor and Globe emblem since the beginning of August. The carving part of the project is now done. This is what it looks like in bare wood. It's almost a shame to cover it with paint and gold leaf. I'll post a final photo in a week or two once the the finishing process is done. This was a fun project. I'd love to do another one in walnut or mahogany.
I carve a lot of eagles so it is a welcome opportunity to do something different. I have the honor of carving an early version of the US Marine Corp Anchor and Globe emblem for a Marine. I'm just getting started. Here's what I have so far.
A few years ago I carved a human skull as a personal challenge to learn a little about human anatomy. It took a lot of work and I wasn't completely happy with result. So when I received a commission to carve another one I did some more preparation by studying as many different photos of real human skulls.
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