This was carved into 1" thick basswood, about 1/4" of the background taken out with a #3 X 3/4" chisel. The entire lobster was wood burned around the edges to keep the red paint from bleeding into the background.
Painted with thinned acrylic paints. The background was painted with a thinned antique medium. Then the whole board was given a 'wash' with a mixture of mineral spirits and burnt umber oil paint.
A blue crab carving in the works now.
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