I recently added another video to the FREE part of my online school (Beginning Carving Projects) and also on my Youtube channel. It is on carving and shaping a basic leaf in mahogany. The video is a beginning video, discussing how to hold tools, how to make basic cuts, how to work with the grain, and how to create a gently twisting movement in the leaf. This was cut out on a scroll saw first and applied to a backer board to hold the carving securely.
The video also covers how to use double sided tape to hold the carving securely – how to apply it and also how to remove the finished carving.
This is also the carving project I have referred to in a soon-to-be-published article in Popular Woodworking Magazine that covers a lot of basic carving techniques in how to get started in woodcarving.