Carve this dragon portrait
Recently I took out my old Dremel rotary tool that had been collecting dust and played around with some walking sticks, carving a couple wood spirits. After carving mostly with knifes for the last few years, I wasn't a big fan of the dust! Guess I'll have to get a nicer fitting mask...
My son has been playing "Whomp' em" lately, a classic Nintendo game and he recently beat the "Ice Ritual" boss and he was so proud, quite the accomplishment. I figured, carving out a picture of the ice boss, which I am calling a dragon but that is up for debate, would be a cool project and a nice gift for him.
If you would like to try Whomp' em yourself, I highly recommend it, you can get remakes of the old Nintendo with hundreds of games (including Whomp' em) on Amazon. We purchased a cheaper version like this for about 25 dollars, however there are issues with the controls working correctly on some games and graphic quality seems poor. If you are willing to pay more, Nintendo has made their own remake which is much higher quality. A good middle of the road option that also plays SNES (super Nintendo) games is one of these retro Nintendo systems, which allow you to buy higher quality game boards.
On to the carving
First I edited a screenshot of the boss (picture on left) so that it was appropriate for carving, I used the GIMP open-source graphics editor to clip, improve edges, scale-up and remove color. Feel free to download and print the final full size image on the right if you want to try this project:
Overall this was a lot of fun and really forgiving. If you are just getting into power carving this sort of project is perfect.