Award-winning woodcarver Desiree Hajny reveals her artistic approach to carving majestic white-tailed deer. 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 deer as you create your own magnificent woodcarvings.
Inside you’ll find ready-to-use carving patterns for making beautifully realistic bucks, in addition to does and fawns. Furthermore, clear reference photos provide inspiring views of deer from all angles. Color-coded anatomy sketches also help you to understand how they move. Desiree offers expert tips for carving challenging details like eyes, nose, and mouth. Especially relevant are the texturing, painting, and finishing techniques.
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As always, Toms purpose is to help the readers carve their own project. He does this by taking the reader step-by-step through the carving process, with each step illustrated with a clear colour photograph. From the blank to the finished painted figure, everything a carver must do is clearly explained. 64pp