I have always liked the Flat Plane carving style. A number of years ago I gave it a try, but found the technique a bit more demanding than my limited abilities. I was not easy making those long clean flat planes in the wood. About that time I meet Floyd Radigan at the GOW (Gathering of Woodcarvers). I liked Floyd's style of carving, which he described as a combination of flat plane and traditional. Actually, Floyd Radigan and Gene Messer influenced me more than anyone in woodcarving. I like to think that I can now accomplish a reasonable flat plane wood carving. There is however, one tip that I wish I had discovered or been told earlier, way earlier. Flat Plane carving is much easier to accomplish when you whittle small.
Here's a small Gnome in my rendition of Flat Plane whittling.