Two-sided snake staff shot
I recently retrieved my carving chisels from London. I haven't done much carving before, but enough that I'd been missing it.
The first thing I carved after getting them back was this snake, in my monopod staff. It took me a couple of weeks of sporadic labour.
It actually started off as finger grips, but then I noticed that knot there looking a bit like an eye, and the snake followed naturally.
Stained with tea, finished with linseed oil.
Photoshopped quite badly (with Gimp).