Trading tips for gutting, transferring, and carving the real thing.
By whitebeard
I have a design in mind, but I am not sure which parts I want to carve and which parts I might want to shade.

I am certain that I want to completely carve out the eyes, nose, mustache and teeth. But I am not sure about what to do with the skull and cross bones.

I was thinking I could just etch the outlines, or shade rest of the skull and crossbones.

Here is a picture of the design:
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By shaft28
Carve out the white part
Shade the dark
I'd either skip the mustache or cut it out and shade the teeth - but deeper than the rest of the dark area.

Good luck, that stache throws it off a bit.