Synopses & Reviews
Desiree Hajny, wildlife artist extraordinaire, combines step-by-step how-to instruction with artist notes and reference guides to bring you this definitive guide to carving canines. As part of Desiree's Artistic Approach series, Carving Wolves, Foxes and Coyotes includes more than 140 step-by-step photos detailing how to carve, burn and paint a wolf. The author also includes natural history notes, anatomy sketches and reference photos for three members of the canine family: wolves, foxes and coyotes. Use the information to alter any one of the dozen patterns included in the book or combine details to design your own masterpiece. Inside you'll find: - step-by-step carving, burning and painting instruction for a walking wolf - illustrations detailing how to carve foxes, coyotes and more wolves - hair tracts showing how to burn realistic-looking fur - a number of different canine facial expressions sized to fit the author's patterns - patterns and information on carving pups and young foxes, wolves and coyotes - color-coded anatomy sketches to help you understand how the animals move - reference photos showing foxes, wolves and coyotes in their natural habitats - a gallery featuring canine carvings by the author.
This is the first comprehensive guide to the forms, styles, and techniques needed to create realistic interpretations of North American wolves, foxes, and coyotes in wood. Color photos of these animals at play, at rest, and in various aggressive postures show carvers the external forms, and a primer on anatomy gives them guidance as to the internal structure of canines. Five sample carvings demonstrate step by step the use of the techniques and tools used by the most skilled wood sculptors.
The most complete guide to carving the wild members of the canine family! Your carvings will reach a new level with the book featuring more than 140 step-by-step carving, burning, and paiting photographs, color-coded anatomy sketches, artist notes. reference photos and 12 patterns.
About the Author
Desiree Hajny is the winner of many national and international awards for her carvings (13 "Best of" shows and 90 first-place honors), has been the featured artist for Sculpture Forum and Wildlife Art News, and is a contributing editor of Wood Carving Illustrated magazine. She lives in Eckert, Colorado.
Table of Contents
Introduction iv Gallery 1 Chapter One 9 Research Chapter Two 29 Technique Chapter Three - Step-by-Step 47 Carving a Wolf 47 Woodburning a Wolf 64 Painting a Wolf 70 Chapter Four 75 Patterns Appendix A: Illustrations 87