Using found wood such as driftwood, roots, and old beams from barns, Tom leads you through the carving of wonderous, fanciful faces, that are both enchanting and beautiful. Lots of photos as always accompany the instructions. 66pp
The definitive guide for learning relief carving. From transferring the pattern to preparing the wood and making the cuts, every element of the carving process is carefully illustrated and clearly explained. In carving a legendary wood spirit, a beginner will learn about tools and how to use them, how to create realistic eyes, noses, and other facial features, and how to add the element of texture.
Tom starts with a sapling straight from the hillside and takes the carver through each step to create a charming cane. He begins with prepping the sapling, helps the reader think through the design of the spirit that will emerge, and explains the various carving techniques that are needed to do the work. Finally he shows the painting and finishing steps, including ways to conceal unexpected problems. Each step is clearly photographed in color, with a concise, easy-to-understand explanation of what is happening and how to do it.
Among the most popular of Tom's carving books is Tom Wolfe Carves Dragons. From the day it came off the presses Tom has gotten letters asking for a Wizard book to go with it. Well, here it is! These fanciful figures let the imagination run wild. You can make them friendly or sinister, young or old, comic or deadly serious. As a companion piece or by itself, this is an exciting new project for carvers. Lots of patterns along with step-by-step instruction. Enjoy! 64pp