Like this apple.
In the carving class, everyone worked on a couple of different pieces - here's one by a student who works with animals here in town. Her photo of an elephant's eye was the inspiration for her relief panel.
It's a little hard to see all of the wonderful detail she put into this carving, but it was simply gorgeous! She achieved the colors on the panel by mixing up some MilkPaint and applying it as a wash, allowing the wood grain to pop out through the color.
Finally, Lupe decided to carve her panel with a logo on it - with plans to eventually turn this into a box lid.
Here's a great video of Norm. Only in Las Vegas do you get to rub elbows with elephant trainers and magicians!