This carving is from a caricature pattern shared by Marv Kaisersatt in a carving magazine. He is 9 1/2 inches tall. I like ice fishing so I was able to relate to this fisherman. It's wise to dress in layers of clothes because the temperature can change throughout the day. It's also nice to add that detail to the carving. I decided not to paint this caving and leave it with a lacquer finish.