For me a failure, or something I'm not totally happy with, is a lesson, because the way I see it we learn the most from our mistakes.
So...I tried a pictorial cane...a portrait. The technique is basically solid and I did end up with a recognizable portrait when I'd finished.....um...six hours later.
It's in the reducing that things didn't go so well. The finished cane measured about two inches diameter and the picture you see is when it was reduced down to one inch. I think it's recognizable as a face but not much more.
This will definitely take more work and I make take a more artistic, less methodical approach next time.
However, let's play a game.....the first one to correctly guess who the cane was supposed to be gets a prize. Don't forget to leave your e-mail so I can contact you if you win.