Carving Award-Winning Songbirds


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Carving Award-Winning Songbirds: Three Step-by-step Demonstrations to build your carving and painting skills
Author: Lori Corbett

ISBN: 1-56523-182-1
Pages: 256
Binding Information: Soft Cover
Size: 8.5″ X 11″

Create Realistic Songbirds with this Comprehensive, One-Stop Resource

Lori Corbett-one of the most respected names in bird carving-gives you a seat at her workbench with this in-depth guide to creating realistic songbirds. Carving Award-Winning Songbirds is an extensive, one-stop resource with all the expert guidance you need to succeed, and is a must-have book for any carver who wants to bring their songbird carving to the championship level.

With more than 850 color photos and 100 illustrations, this book unlocks all the tricks of the trade, and will be constantly referred to when carving any songbird. You will “look over the author’s shoulder” as you learn all the latest tips and techniques of one of the world’s great bird carvers.

Inside are three detailed step-by-step demonstrations to help build your carving and painting skills, including tools and materials, bird anatomy, texturing feathers, planning dramatic poses, painting and much more. Hundreds of clear reference photos help illustrate the easy-to-follow patterns for 3 popular birds:
– Mountain Bluebird
– Cedar Waxwing
– Red-Breasted Nuthatch

You’ll find useful information for each of the three carving projects, including:
– Natural history, anatomy, behavioral and habitat notes and reference information
– Detailed measurements and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions
– A firsthand look inside the author’s sketchbook, giving you the opportunity to read her notes on design, as well as tips on what makes for a good design and what doesn’t
– Paint mixing charts
– Full-color photos of the finished carving


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