Come into the workshop of Fred Zavadil and follow along step-by-step as this award-winning Master Carver draws his idea, models it in clay and from the model, creates a masterpeice in wood.
Fred won 1st, 2,d and 3rd place awards in the Master Division at the International Woodcarvers Congress in June of 2008. This was the first time this ever happened in their 43 year history! This book will show you how Fred does it!
For anyone who's ever had trouble rendering the human face, the newly expanded and revised edition of Carving the Human Face, is your ticket to creating realistic portraits. From a world champion carver known for his lifelike busts, this updated book includes new patterns and photographs, in addition to valuable information on techniques for creating realistic hair, facial features, realistic skin and muscle, hats and head dresses. Phares provides tips for fixing common anatomical errors, and information about proper tool use. An exhaustive step-by-step project, that includes over 350 demonstration photos, guides you from a block of butternut to a finished mask of a Native American warrior. A gallery of Jeff Phares' amazing work will inspire you