Whether you are a novice exploring the craft of decoy carving, a veteran craftsman seeking a change of pace, or a painter looking for a fresh outlet to demonstrate your talents, the author's expert guidance will have you creating your very own stylized contemporary decoy to display and admire. 370 color photographs and easy-to-follow instructions. 108pp
The book is designed to open flat while being used, and the texts point out important details to be observed. The heads of waterfowl drafted in intricate detail. Exact specifications regarding head thickness, eye color and size, and the fine points of the bill from top, bottom, and profile views. Four patterns are included for each bird: full-sized, 1/2, 2/3 and 1/4 of the actual size.
A comprehensive book from one of America’s most successful carving teachers. Painting instructions for over 40 species of waterfowl, with various painting techniques are explained with the aid of step-by-step illustrations. Fine color photographs of the finished bird carvings and close-up details