....I carve using only a pocket knife and an occasional chisel or gouge. Whenever possible, I like to leave the pins natural and protect them with a finish that will bring out the natural beauty of the wood. But some days, I just can't help but paint some color into my woodcarving!
I was asked if I could carve a alligator caricature based on a "squeak toy" that's sitting on my bench. So I did! It's basswood, and painted with acrylics and finished with satin poly. It is 2 3/8 inches long, 1 1/8 inches high and 2 inches wide.