|Finally I shade the Stag and add his features..he is now complete.|
|I add subtle shading to the foliage, tree and foreground.|
|I begin the process of burning the background, leaving the animal figure, background foliage and stars bare, to stand out in relief|
|Having sanded the wood to a fine smooth finish, I set my vertical line, then lightly pencil out my design.|
The Applewood slice measures 7.5 cm and features a stag in the moonlit forest as the leaves begin to fall...
These pictures show the creation of the piece as I move through different stages..