Relief Carving Wood Spirits: A Step-by-Step Guide for Releasing Faces in Wood

Relief Carving Wood Spirits: A Step-by-Step Guide for Releasing Faces in Wood

by Lora S Irish
     
 


From transferring the carving pattern to preparing the wood and evaluating the various levels of depth, every cut of the carving process is carefully illustrated and explained in this beginner's guide. Carvers will learn which tools are best for which cuts and why; how to create realistic eyes, noses, and other facial features; and how to add texture to

Overview



From transferring the carving pattern to preparing the wood and evaluating the various levels of depth, every cut of the carving process is carefully illustrated and explained in this beginner's guide. Carvers will learn which tools are best for which cuts and why; how to create realistic eyes, noses, and other facial features; and how to add texture to their projects. Ten additional projects await once the first whimsical tree spirit is completed, each of which includes three styles of patterns: an outline for cutting the basic shape, a depth pattern indicating the levels of relief, and a shaded pattern indicating texture and shadow.

Editorial Reviews

Woodcarver Online Magazine
I highly recommend this book for all of the fantastic instruction, clear photos, and tips Lora has packed into its 127 pages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565233331
Publisher:
Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/2008
Series:
Woodcarving Illustrated Books
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author



Lora S. Irish is an artist who runs an internet carving studio with her husband at carvingpatterns.com. She is a frequent contributor to Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts and Wood Carving Illustrated, and the author of Great Book of Dragon Patterns, Great Book of Floral Patterns, and Great Book of Tattoo Designs. She lives in Mt. Airy, Maryland.

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