Relief Carving Wood Spirits

Relief Carving Wood Spirits

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With this book any carver can stand beside the workbench of acclaimed artist Lora S. Irish and learn everything she has to teach about creating an expressive wood spirit. Lora clearly explains the relief carving process from start to finish: every cut, every tool change, and every depth check. The entire craft is here, from preparing the wood to roughing out and detailing the wood spirit to applying a long-lasting finish. No step is left out and no technique is left unexplained. The author shares her tips for creating realistic and detailed facial features like eyelids, windswept hair, beards, and the ever-important mustache. Best of all, when the step-by-step project is complete, "Relief Carving Wood Spirits, Revised Edition" offers 20 more original patterns to keep any carver busy for seasons to come.
Publisher: East Petersburg, PA : Fox Chapel Publishing, 2013
Edition: Revised edition
ISBN: 9781565238022
Branch Call Number: 731.54 Ir
Description: 135 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm


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Sep 15, 2010

This was a great book. I have made many wood spirits since using this book. Laura Irish has many unique patterns to follow.


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