Wildlife Carving in Relief: Carving Techniques and Patterns
ISBN: 1565234480
EAN13: 9781565234482
Language: English
Pages: 175
Edition: "Revised, Expand"
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback

Wildlife Carving in Relief: Carving Techniques and Patterns

Book Overview
Imagine the beauty of a deer running through the forest, a buffalo standing on a prairie at sunset, or a mallard drake winging through the cattails-all stunningly carved in wood less than two inches thick. This is the art of wildlife relief carving, where elegant portraits of animals and birds are brought to life with carving techniques that are easy to master and applicable to any type of woodcarving you choose to do. Join renowned carver Lora S. Irish at her workbench as she shares a wealth of expert carving information to guide you through all of the steps that transform an original pattern into a realistic and superbly finished carving that can be proudly displayed in your home. With more than 30 dramatic wildlife patterns to choose from, and an abundance of carving styles to explore, the variety of beautiful relief carvings you can create with this book is practically limitless.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Woodworking/Crafts $24.95 Listen to the Call of the Wild Imagine the beauty of a deer running through the forest, a buffalo standing on a prairie at sunset, or a mallard drake winging through the cattails-all stunningly carved in wood less than two inches thick. This is the art of wildlife relief carving, where elegant portraits of animals and birds are brought to life with carving techniques that are easy to master and applicable to any type of woodcarving you choose to do. Join renowned carver Lora S. Irish at her workbench as she shares a wealth of expert carving information to guide you through all of the steps that transform an original pattern into a realistic and superbly finished carving that can be proudly displayed in your home. Inside this revised and expanded second edition, you'll find: New patterns and a stunning gallery of wildlife reference photos Realistic patterns presented in both outline and pencil illustration Instruction on selecting woods, tools, and finishes Essential tips for mastering the basics of relief carving Special techniques for creating facial features, fur, and feathers A comparison of relief carving styles, including low, high, stylized, and realistic With more than 30 dramatic wildlife patterns to choose from, and an abundance of carving styles to explore, the variety of beautiful relief carvings you can create with this book is practically limitless.