Caricature Carving

Why caricature carving?  

I have always seen the funny side of things so when it came to carving I was naturally drawn to caricatures. The other thing I like is that, as opposed to more "realistic" carvings, with caricatures there is no right or wrong...you just start carving based on what you think it should look like in the end but usually subtle changes will occur once it starts to take shape....the nose doesn't look quite right or the hair needs to change. Little things that give more character......a humorous version of stylised carving I suppose.  When I look at the carving and it makes me grin I know it's time to put the knife away and apply the finish.

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