If you have big ideas about caricature carving, start with the Little Guys! Author Keith Randich takes you cut-by-cut through the process of transforming a small block of wood into an expressive little person. By learning to carve a Little Guy, you’ll master essential techniques to get you started in an enjoyable and rewarding new hobby.
This skill-building guidebook reveals the secrets of capturing humor and expression in caricature carving. Discover what really gives these guys their character, as you use your knife to craft cleverly exaggerated features like noses, boots, bellies and shoes. And Carving the Little Guys covers all of the basics you’ll need to know about tools, sharpening, cutting, safety, finishing, repairs and more. 32pp
12 leading woodcarvers share their expertise in the Complete Starter Guide to Whittling. They present 24 easy whittling projects that you can make in just a weekend, complete with step-by-step instructions, how-to photographs, ready-to-carve patterns, and helpful tips. Start off with fast and fun projects that build confidence and teach fundamental carving techniques, like a simple flying propeller or a 5-minute owl. Then move on to create whittled wonders like a musical frog or a slingshot.
You'll learn how to whittle complex designs in easy steps, so that you'll soon be carving attention-getting favorites like chain links or the classic ball-in-a-cage. 96pages