Here's my latest, just off the table this morning. To reflect the title he will have just a light dusting of snow. I copied the base idea off of some bronze busts done by Dave McGary. As the anchor for the carving is off center this type of base does it in a real clever way that only adds to the interest of the piece. To get the curve of the hat brim I carved it as thin as I could get it without worrying if it would snap once I steamed it and bent it around a large coffee can. A couple of strips
of rubber held it in place while it sat in the sun to dry for a couple of days. Turned out really nice. While this is a fairly simple piece detail wise it's really attractive and will be more so once it's painted and complete.
I hope you like it and your comments are welcome.