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Royal made his name internationally with his lovely sculptures of quails. The stippling effect is achieved using a chasing hammer, which has little teeth, and hitting the stone with perfect precision over and over, almost like sculpture pointillism.
Springstone is the local name for a hard variety of serpentine stone. It is a superb sculpture medium, as it has a dense and even internal structure of small grains of rock, and is therefore perfect for Royal's detailed style of sculpting.