You can make a good living carving small pieces if you learn how to get fast. With carving, speed is everything. Here is how to make carving fast. If wood spirits are not your thing, you can apply the techniques to almost any carving. Don’t get bogged down in the details until you can do it fast.
I do a lot of carving. When I started I was too concerned with the details. You will learn to create a great carving with great details with very little time in the carving. The details will be similar with each carving, so you will get fast at it. If you want to make money carving, you must get fast.
Lee (The Slacker) Cain