I really like what you have done and wanted to ask you a couple questions about the figure carving. I am trying to learn more about figure carving myself and how to create depth, or the illusion of depth. I notice the background behind the floral carving is dark, but not the figure. Is that just because you didn't want the front to be that dark? It is hard to tell if you dyed the floral background or if you just antiqued the whole thing. So I am curious what did you do? I really like how you have his hand behind the gun on his hip. That is great. I also really like the way the brim of his hat appears to stick out closer than the side of his head. Nice work.