Chip carving in a 10'' basswood plate, finished with mahogany gel stain.
Ouroboros is a mythological symbol showing usually serpent eating its own tail, so it is a great pattern for chip carving on a plate. This design; showing a dragon, a lion and a snake; is an official logo for the upcoming game Elder Scrolls Online:
The official wallpaper of the game:
Tracing the pattern:
Finished chip carving:
Applying the gel stain: