Well, that didn't take long. As soon as I saw Mark's comment the juices started flowing again. He said Conquistador and my first thought was Don Quixote as that opens up so many opportunities to do something really neat with the added chance of maybe incorporating some new techniques outside of the normal woodcarving genre. We can do a bust, a full figure, even a figure on a horse and if we really want to push the envelope we can even carve his trusty companion, Sancho Panza. Like I said....endless opportunities.
But first we will do the head and after Goggling around the images of this character I found two that will start us on our quest for our own illusive windmill. The painting to the left illustrates the type of helmet we will attempt and the other picture in the Gallery will be the face we'll be after as I want him to look kind of sad and certainly worn out from his search.