Discover the creative art of caricature carving, and start making your own memorable versions of classic service personalities. Award-winning carving instructor Floyd Rhadigan takes you step-by-step through the entire process of carving and painting a gallant military figure. Patterns are provided for service personnel from the present day to World War II, World War I, and the Civil War. You’ll learn to carve interesting characters from the Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy (including Shore Patrol), and Army (including WACs). Floyd reveals his distinctive carving techniques and shows you the basics of wood selection, tools, and finishing, along with inspiring color photographs of finished projects.
Best of Woodcarving Illustrated Caricature Carving delves into the realm of comic expressionism thanks to artists like Pete LeClair, Ross Oar, Phil Bishop and Arnold Smith. Discover fun projects, tips and techniques from these experts, as well as a gallery of their work to spur the imagination for unique creations. In this collection of 30 of the best caricature carving projects from the pages of Woodcarving Illustrated, both beginner and experienced caricature carvers will find this book a useful reference. A plethora of amusing figures such as vikings, bears, gnomes, hobos, sports figures and cowboys are presented to provide inspiration.