At the risk of being accused of promoting theft, I offer a plan for a cheap pattern maker; for those who have trouble sketching a pattern from an existing object. I am referring to a pattern to use in cutting out a wood blank to ready it for carving. A pattern of the front view, and the side view. A pattern that can be traced on the piece of wood, and either carved to, or cut out with a scroll or band saw.
I don't think these photos need any explanation. The piece that I am "copying" is a resin cast ornament, from where else--------China!
Right Side View
Right Side View Pattern & Front View Pattern
Ready to be cut out and traced on the wood.