For those who asked for a step-by-step slide presentation of carving the little Gnome; here is a first attempt. To call it "quick and dirty" is appropriate. The proper way to prepare a step-by-step presentation is carve a bunch of the objects, to determine the best and most efficient way to carve it. I did not do this! I just started and took photos along the way. Besides, if I carve several of the same objects, they are never alike anyway; nor are the steps in the same order. Maybe that's why I like to refer to my stuff as whittlins.
I will probably refine this presentation at a later date.
This Gnome is whittled from a 3/4" x 3/4" x 4" piece of wood. It is carved on the corner, and ends up being 3 1/2" tall including the hat. I do not sand the piece, but notice that I do woodburn the intersecting planes, prior to painting.
sorry to butt in but i doubled the size of the video, hard for me to see. thomp....