alright folks, so as promised, here's the tutorial. to start off with, the gather what you'll need. Here you'll see my Flexcut carving knife, but you could probably use any old pocket knife. I find the fine blade of the woodcarving knives help with getting into tighter spaces. there is also my strop there to the left, and the bit of wood. I'm working with a larger piece here than I learned on, it's about 2 fingers in diameter (maybe an inch and quarter to an inch and a half). It is about 8 inches long, though we'll only be carving on 3.5 to 4 inches of that. As with any carving, make sure to keep your knife sharp, and be careful where you're holding your fingers. i'd recommend picking up a kevlar glove. During the making of this tutorial, I gashed my finger up pretty good, any deeper and I would have needed stitches. Mark of the sections of the carving. the hat is just a bit smaller than the diameter of the stick, the body and feet together are about twice that measurement. I generally bring the marking for the hat and bottom of feet all the way around the wood as a reference mark. from the hat line, start carving the end of the stick down to a point. you don't have to be too careful with making it exactly round at this point, as you'll be trimming it down to match the size of the body later. Cut a stop cut all around the line marking the bottom of the feet, then, using angled cuts, cut away from the bottom of the feet to mark the bottom of the carving. make a stop cut at the line marking the top of the feet, then gradually cut in from the body side of the stop cut to make a wedge. Don't go too deep with this cut at first. you can work it in more as you go to make sure it matches with the size of the body. Remember work patiently, don't try to take too much off at a time. Strip the bark off the "front" of the body section. once you've done that, mark out the face like you would from the wood-spirit tutorial. Note that the eyebrow ridge is actually the separating point of the hat in this case. Work the face just as you would have with the Wood Spirit Tutorial, leaving out any details for eyebrows, as those are hidden by the hat. Mark out the Beard using pencil. Note that the beard comes all the way down to the center of the notch for the feet. Cut around the marked beard using the tip of your knife, making a stop cut, then cut in from the outside of the beard. Mark out the boarders of the face. Then, just as with the beard, use stop and slice cuts from the outside to cut it out. Alright. I just realized how late it is, I'm going to pause here, and post the next part when I get up tomorrow.