Dale Power leads you step-by-step through the process of carving a robust and realistic polar bear. Includes complete, concise instruction and detailed color photographs. Hence, the carving of this bear is an enjoyable project for novice and advanced carver alike. Furthermore, Dale approaches the carving with a combination of hand and power tools. He offers good advice in both techniques. Once carved, Dale illustrates techniques to burn and paint the details that give your bear a very natural look. Dale has enjoyed animals and art since early childhood. As one might expect, he majored in art in college. He had the good fortune to apprentice under Pacific Northwest sculptor, James Hansen.
Bear Patterns For Wood Carvers
Four original patterns for polar bears, grizzlies and brown bears are included as well. The gallery photographs provide detailed and instructive perspective on these bears from different regions of the world. The character and personality of each bear comes through in these photos.
Bears to Carve with Dale Power: Dale Power Text written with and photography by Jeffrey B. Snyder
Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 225+ color photos, patterns | 64 pp
ISBN13: 9780887407192 | Binding: soft cover
The 18 ready-to-use patterns offer lifelike dimensional drawings in top, side, back, and front views. The author begins with a step-by-step tutorial for carving a Ready To Run Bunny, accomplanied by clear photographs and detailed instructions. You will be inspired to go on to carve enchanting puppies, seals, pandas, otters, chipmunks and holiday ornaments. Includes finishing tips.
Using both hand and power tools, Dale leads you happily through carving a howling coyote. Learn how to lay in the coyotes hair pattern with carving and wood burning tools as well as painting tips. 64pp