Carving in Relief
Published by Fox Chapel Publishing Co. Inc., East Petersburg PA USA
Extract from back cover of book:
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.
this revised and expanded second edition, you'll find:
With 39 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.
What You Can Learn From This Book
One: Relief Carving Basics
Two: Advanced Techniques
Three: Special Techniques for Wildlife Facial Features
Four: Carving the Buffalo Portrait
Five: Finishing Touches
Chapter Six: Patterns and Illustrations
A: Quick Glossar