Includes Patterns for 50 Projects Harley Refsal shows how to carve charming caricatures in the traditional flat-plane style. Once you try it you’ll be hooked by this distinctive style of figure carving, in which large flat areas called “planes” are deliberately left intact. Step-by-step photos and detailed instructions. Carving Flat-Plane Style Caricatures presents more than 50 imaginative figure patterns for you to carve-from lumberjacks and golfers to trolls and elves. Similiar to Harley’s other books …but new patterns.
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.
Learn to whittle 12 whimsical woodland creatures with step-by-step instructions and easy-to-use patterns in Woodcarving the Country Bear and His Friends. Not quite caricature, but not realistic either, these humorous bears, moose, rabbits and beavers are easy and enjoyable to make. Each fun project features full color photos from 4 angles, in-progress shots, detailed patterns, and paint color recommendations. Also provides a complete overview of tools, plus carving and painting tips.
Spotlighting the work and members of the exclusive carving club, The Caricature Carvers of America (CCA), this photo-illustrated history is a must-have for wood carvers and collectors alike. Perusing the guide's biographies and photos of America's top caricature carvers, readers will become acquainted with 25 members, both active and emeritus, such as Marv Kaisersatt, Harold Enlow, Peter Ortel, and Pete LeClair. Each profile includes two original patterns viewed from different angles, complete with techniques and painting and finishing tips.