Tuesday 8 December 2015

Raccoon ''plush toy'' carving in basswood

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: