Expressions and Butternut

This is what I have been working on in the last couple weeks. Still working and studying faces.  I tried my best at an expression. I followed a pic of a guys smiling.  The right face is in butternut. A joy to carve that stuff and I was gifted with some so I am very thankful.

Butternut Mountain Man

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I carved this for a friend who gave me a Zune 32 gig. I found a wormy spot in the beard which made it brittle and discolored.  Carving butternut is great though. I wish I had gone deeper in the wood and popped the face out more.  He loved it.