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Figure carving in wood : human and animal forms

Author: Sara Wilkinson
Publisher: Lewes, East Sussex : Guild of Master Craftsman Publications, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Enjoy the incomparable satisfaction of cutting into a block of wood with hand tools to reveal a lifelike shape. With this practical and inspiring resource, those familiar with woodcarving basics can examine the entire creative process of figure carving, from the initial idea to the finished work. All aspects of figure carving are covered and illustrated with stunning full-color photographs, including the different  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Wilkinson
ISBN: 1861083904 9781861083906
OCLC Number: 51482975
Description: vii, 117 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Looking at carvings --
Preparation --
Carving the human head --
Figures and groups --
Animal carving --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Sara Wilkinson.
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Enjoy the incomparable satisfaction of cutting into a block of wood with hand tools to reveal a lifelike shape. With this practical and inspiring resource, those familiar with woodcarving basics can examine the entire creative process of figure carving, from the initial idea to the finished work. All aspects of figure carving are covered and illustrated with stunning full-color photographs, including the different styles of carving, choosing materials and equipment, preparation, working from live models, sketches, and photographs and carving human and animal figures singly and in groups. See how to arrange subjects in interesting poses, alter subjects to accommodate carving, choose the right wood for a project, carve a portrait head, and more. --Publisher description.

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