I wanted to keep the surface rough at first but the more I looked at it the more it reminded me of the 1960s bronze baby heads which I didn't like at all! So I changed my mind and started carving, sanding and smoothing it out. I'm glad that I did because I can put in a lot more personality. He's still very basic without features of expression but that will come. I was stuck but I feel I can continue now. Very slow process this time but I think he's worth it.