Relief Carving Wood Spirits, Revised Edition

Relief Carving Wood Spirits, Revised Edition

by Lora S. Irish
     
 


With this book any carver can stand beside the workbench of acclaimed artist Lora S. Irish and learn everything she has to teach about creating an expressive wood spirit. Lora clearly explains the relief carving process from start to finish: every cut, every tool change, and every depth check. The entire craft is here, from preparing the wood to roughing out…  See more details below

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With this book any carver can stand beside the workbench of acclaimed artist Lora S. Irish and learn everything she has to teach about creating an expressive wood spirit. Lora clearly explains the relief carving process from start to finish: every cut, every tool change, and every depth check. The entire craft is here, from preparing the wood to roughing out and detailing the wood spirit to applying a long-lasting finish. No step is left out and no technique is left unexplained. The author shares her tips for creating realistic and detailed facial features like eyelids, windswept hair, beards, and the ever-important mustache. Best of all, when the step-by-step project is complete, Relief Carving Wood Spirits, Revised Edition offers 20 more original patterns to keep any carver busy for seasons to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565238022
Publisher:
Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2013
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
355,232
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author


Lora S. Irish is an internationally known artist and author, whose acclaimed books include

-The Art & Craft of Pyrography
-Easy & Elegant Beaded Copper Jewelry
-The Official Vampire Artist's Handbook
-101 Artistic Relief Patterns
-Wildlife Carving in Relief
-Modern Tribal Tattoo Designs
-Great Book of Tattoo Designs
-Relief Carving Wood Spirits
-Great Book of Floral Patterns
-Great Book of Celtic Patterns
-Great Book of Dragon Patterns
-Great Book of Fairy Patterns
-Great Book of Woodburning
-Classic Carving Patterns
-North American Wildlife Patterns for the Scroll Saw
-Wood Spirits and Green Men
-World Wildlife Patterns for the Scroll Saw

Fox has sold more than 300,000 copies of Irish's books.

In addition to her work as an author, in 1997, working from her home studio, Lora and her husband, Michael, created www.carvingpatterns.com, an Internet-based studio focusing on online tutorials, projects, and patterns created exclusively by Lora for crafters and artisans. The website offers more than 1,500 patterns in various subject categories, including Americana, Animal and Wildlife, Celtic Knots, Dragons and Beasts, Nautical and Sea Life, Spirit People, and many more. Lora continues to provide new patterns-and inspiration to many artists-at the site.
Lora also contributes a regular relief carving pattern column to Woodcarving Illustrated magazine and is a frequent contributor to Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts magazine.

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