I'm doing both hand and air. It depends on the mood. Mixing colors is hard to do especially if its three separate trout of different species. They are acrylic believe it or not. Then sealed by conventional spar in a spray can. The rest is brushed spar. Very tricky.
Thank you lew! I am now set to carve in the national roadcarver fest in Addison pa on June 13-15. There will be 35 unbelievable carvers there. So now it's time to turn up the heat. I'm ready. This piece was just cool to do and see it transform. Cant wait to do more.