A custom carving of a Raccoon based on a favorite plush toy.
It is hand carved in basswood, finished with various gel stains, glass eyes and fishing lines for whiskers. This little fella sits around 6.5'' tall:
I had to use two pieces of wood to create this carving as I didn't have any single piece that would
do the whole dimension.
The original plush toy which the carving is based on:
The work in progress, at this moment it reminds me more of a piggie:
Fully carved, just before the gel stain application.
The eyes are not set permanently yet: