For a client I carved a coat-of-arms from a piece of Bentheimer sandstone from 40 x 50 x 12 cms tall. The weapon contains three rings, a bar and a three-flowered thistle. In the picture, it seems as if the shield is slightly larger than the underlying stone, but that is a slight camera distortion; they both are exactly the same size. There will be a video of the creative process later on. The shield was carved a little convex, and overhanging a little at the top. These kind of details make it a bit more lively. The shield was sanded and the edges of the stone received a fine chiseled finish.