Join award-winning woodcarver Desiree Hajny as she reveals her artistic approach to carving North America’s most exciting predator. Desiree is well known for her lifelike, richly detailed animal carvings. Now she shares her knowledge and carving secrets with you in this handy reference guide. Celebrate the natural beauty of wild bears as you create your own magnificent woodcarvings.
Inside you’ll find ready-to-use patterns for carving black bears in addition to grizzlies. Furthermore, clear reference photos provide inspiring views of bears from all angles. Color-coded anatomy sketches also you to understand how they move. The author offers expert tips for carving challenging details like eyes, nose, ears, and paws. Especially relevant are the texturing, painting, and finishing techniques.
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Whether you are a beginner or intermediate carver, you will learn to create wonderful mythical creatures from wood with this latest book from noted author and carver Shawn Cipa. Patterns and full-colour reference photos for a wizard and dragon (with full step by step guidance) plus an additional 10 projects including a unicorn, phoenix, winged lion, red dragon, griffin, sorcerer, mermaid and more. 112pp
Intermediate to advanced carvers will enjoy learning how to use power tools to capture the look of several dog breeds. Detailed, step-by-step instructions are provided for the Lhasa Apso, and mini-demos are included for other dogs such as the Short-haired Dachshund and Great Dane. Lots of tips and techniques in full color photos. 12 skillfully illustrated patterns also included for Pointer, Greyhound, Basset Hound, Boxer
Debbie Barr carves on the wild side, guiding readers through all the steps necessary to create miniature animals from basswood, butternut, or walnut scraps. Debbie guides her readers through the carving process with clear instructions, sound advice, and over 200 color illustrations. This book will prove challenging for beginners and a joy to the more advanced carvers. 48pp