Some of these have been posted on my other blog, but here are some great tombstones from local cemeteries. There are all kinds of fonts, carvings, bas relief carvings, shapes of stones to be copied.
You could carve a hand pointing downwards instead.
Beautiful leaves, and lovely stone.
More leaf placement.
I don't know what you'd call this shape:
Love the curves of the top and the dove.
Banner, books, arches--all carved into one stone.
Different colored rose added to carvings
This one lies flat on the ground but has some sort of leaves as well as an outer border.
Simple lines with flowers in the corners
The inside of this reminds me of police badges
Difficult to see, but very elaborate
Almost completely worn down, but I like the vine growing over the top.
Husband's name, but not the wife's
Very shallow carving
Scroll and flower
Odd outside stonework with marble insides
The hand again, but look at the fonts and baseline. Also the discoloration.
Another obelisk, this time from Woodmen of the World.
Twin headstones for Irish twins, who also died within 2 weeks of each other.
Their parents, with lovely carvings there, too.
Old shape, carving, discoloration
First name carved on top, with more info and carvings below.
I'm not up to much of this skill level yet, and will not be making my own tombstones this year, but maybe next year.