Synopses & Reviews
Covering both composition and technique, this skill-building guide unlocks the secrets to capturing humor and expression in caricature carving. Included is an in-depth study of composition and making clay models, enabling carvers to design their own patterns and projects. A special section on facial expressions includes photographs of human faces along with illustrations and useful reference information. A step-by-step project, Old Man with Walking Stick, is included, along with patterns for three alternate facial expressions: happy, grumpy, and surprised.
Find out what makes a carving "caricature" with this top-notch guide from Dave Stetson. First, you will learn how anatomy relates to expression by creating a clay model. Then, you will follow the author- step-by-step- through an entire carving project for an old man with a walking stick. Fianlly, learn to create alternate facial expressions by following the author's expert advise. Includes an overview of wood selection, tools, and an expansive photo gallery. 3 Additional Patterns Included: *Santa *Ball Player *Cowboy
About the Author
Dave presently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, and has been a full-time woodcarving instructor, artist and show judge since 1996. He has won countless awards for his carvings across the country. He is available to teach seminars and has created a number of original design wood roughouts and casted study aids, which are available for sale.
Table of Contents
About the Author iv Introduction 1 Chapter One: Mastering the Art of Caricature Carving 3 Chapter Two: Using and Caring for a Carving Knife 7 Chapter Three: Anatomy of the Head and Neck 11 Chapter Four: Carving a Face with Expression 16 Chapter Five: Carving the Old Man 23 Chapter Six: Painting the Old Man 50 Chapter Seven: Three Additional Caricature Projects 56 Chapter Eight: A Gallery of Caricature Carvings 70