This posting is liable to be kinda fast, choppy, and disorganized. I will attempt to explain and show what I want to change in my carving of a face - specifically more realistic eyes. At the present the eyes that I carve in the faces are lacking the realistic detail. They are really painted on a kinda flat surface, as evident in the following photo. My effort maybe complicated, because I want to use only a knife.
Notice that the top of the eye orbit has been cut straight in (perpendicular to the surface), with a wedge of wood removed to create the eye area.
My first challenge is to change the way I create this eye area.
My next posting will attempt to illustrate how I plan to do this.