Carving the Little Guys is a must-have beginner's guide that presents an accessible introduction to the art of caricature carving for novice woodcarvers. Author Keith Randich takes you cut-by-cut through the process of transforming a small block of wood into an expressive Little Guy. This easy-to-learn tutorial teaches all of the essential woodcarving techniques needed to get started in an enjoyable and rewarding new hobby. Basic information is included on wood, tools, sharpening, cutting, safety, finishing, repairs, and more.
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If you have big ideas about caricature carving, start with the Little Guys! Author Keith Randich takes you cut-by-cut through the process of transforming a small block of wood into an expressive little person. By learning to carve a Little Guy, you'll master essential techniques to get you started in an enjoyable and rewarding new hobby. This skill-building guidebook reveals the secrets of capturing humor and expression in caricature carving. Discover what really gives these guys their character, as you use your knife to craft cleverly exaggerated features like noses, boots, bellies and shoes. And Carving the Little Guys covers all of the basics you'll need to know about tools, sharpening, cutting, safety, finishing, repairs and more. Once you know how to carve one Little Guy, you are on your way to creating a variety of different occupation and personality types. With a simple turn of the knife point here or there you can completely change your Little Guy into a Soldier, Hunter, Fireman, Doctor, Fisherman or even a Little Gal! Learn caricature carving the easy way with: Skill-building practice exercise Step-by-step color photographs Tips & techniques for beginning carvers Adding faces, ears, hats, hands and feet Finishing & painting your Little Guy Basics of wood, knives, honing & safety