Wildlife Carving in Relief, Second Edition Revised and Expanded: Carving Techniques and Patterns

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9781565234482: Wildlife Carving in Relief, Second Edition Revised and Expanded: Carving Techniques and Patterns

Now revised and expanded with more than 30 stunning patterns for buck, mule, elk and fish. Covers both basic and advanced relief carving techniques, with a step-by-step buffalo portrait demonstration and finishing touches for burning fur and feathers.

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Woodworking/Crafts $24.95 Listen to the Call of the Wild Imagine the beauty of a deer running through the forest, a buffalo standing on a prairie at sunset, or a mallard drake winging through the cattails-all stunningly carved in wood less than two inches thick. This is the art of wildlife relief carving, where elegant portraits of animals and birds are brought to life with carving techniques that are easy to master and applicable to any type of woodcarving you choose to do. Join renowned carver Lora S. Irish at her workbench as she shares a wealth of expert carving information to guide you through all of the steps that transform an original pattern into a realistic and superbly finished carving that can be proudly displayed in your home. Inside this revised and expanded second edition, you'll find: " New patterns and a stunning gallery of wildlife reference photos " Realistic patterns presented in both outline and pencil illustration " Instruction on selecting woods, tools, and finishes " Essential tips for mastering the basics of relief carving " Special techniques for creating facial features, fur, and feathers " A comparison of relief carving styles, including low, high, stylized, and realistic With more than 30 dramatic wildlife patterns to choose from, and an abundance of carving styles to explore, the variety of beautiful relief carvings you can create with this book is practically limitless.

About the Author:

Lora S. Irish is an internationally known artist and author.In addition to her work as an author, in 1997, working from her home studio, Lora and her husband, Michael, created www.carvingpatterns.com, an Internet-based studio focusing on online tutorials, projects, and patterns created exclusively by Lora for crafters and artisans. The website offers more than 1,500 patterns in various subject categories, including Americana, Animal and Wildlife, Celtic Knots, Dragons and Beasts, Nautical and Sea Life, Spirit People, and many more. Lora continues to provide new patterns-and inspiration to many artists-at the site. Lora also contributes a regular relief carving pattern column to Woodcarving Illustrated magazine and is a frequent contributor to Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts magazine.

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