This elf will be carved as if he is using the candle on his cap to light his way. He is not completed yet but thought I would share the progress so far.
Not sure how I am going to do the tassel from the cap. I can either swirl it around the back and have it come out the other side to the front or just have it go straight down on the same side. I made the candle leaning on the cap to express the idea of it maybe getting ready to fall which is why I have the flame flickering towards the back opposed to being straight up. Hopefully this will help express the motion of the candle.
happy trails and as always
Carpe diem carving