Wildlife Carving in Relief: Carving Techniques and Patterns
Author: Lora S. Irish
Size: 8.5″ X 11″
Wildlife Carving in Relief, this title have been revised and expanded.
Carving Techniques and Patterns
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, youll 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 almost 50 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.