I added a lot more detail and rounded things out in the Octopus woodcarving, it’s really coming along! It might be hard to tell from the photo, but the bottom tentacle sticks out a bit, as well as the top left most tentacle. Trying to give the octopus carving some depth.
A friend of mine asked if I could demonstrate what I would do with a USMC wood carving. Here are two shots of the work: the drawing stage and the carving stage. Update: I started over… and here is the finished woodcarving.
I was having trouble with the first octopus, the darker parts of the wood were pretty tough and hard to work with. So I’m starting over with this new, nicer piece. Much better so far! I’ll try to post pictures as I go along.