Friday, December 16, 2011

Wizards and Warriors: Adventurers in Wood

Inspired by the Lewis Chessmen, these toy wizards and knights are lots of fun to carve. They stand best when given a generally conical shape, and I try to keep everything smooth and blunt in order to protect them from rough hands. Kids like to throw these little guys, and they've proved to be tough and resilient.

I've been thinking of going a little more adult with these figures. A little red on a sword blade, maybe some battle scars to show age and grit.

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