Thursday, October 21, 2010

Practical Joke

FINISHED!!!!!!  Wow, it seems like I worked on this piece all summer.  In reality it only took about three weeks but with all the breaks in between, it felt like much longer.  Anyway, even though it took awhile to finish, I am really pleased with the outcome. 

It looks like that young Arthur Pendragon kid has been up to his antics again and poor old Sir Robert fell prey to the oldest trick in the book.  You can just picture that little brat hiding behind a bush somewhere laughing his head off.  This sure was a fun piece to create and that expression on Sir Robert’s face turned out perfect. 
Tip from the Stump:  carving is supposed to be fun!  If you are not having fun, you are doing something wrong.  Step back, decide why you are not enjoying yourself, and make the change.  Use the right tool for the right job, keep your tools sharp, and wear a carving glove and thumb guard and you are on your way to a lifetime of carving bliss.
I hope you enjoy him as much as I did.  Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.  Lots more pics in the Picture Gallery.


  1. Nice job there, Old Man! You have moved beyond the normal caricature into true artistry.

    I *may* be able to match you on the body but you've got me beat all hollow on the face and tiny details.

    As of today, I'm going to follow what you're doin' so keep up the good work!

    Carvin' Tom

  2. I'd be a fool to think my carvings are anything but fun. Thats how it started and thats how it is.
    To begin with the act of carving was the source of fun. A couple of years later thinking up the subject has added to the fun. The biggest fun of all is giving my carvings to youngsters. The look on their faces is, priceless.