Carving Flat-Plane Style Caricatures shows you how to carve more than 50 imaginative figure patterns in the traditional flat-plane style, from lumberjacks and golfers to trolls and elves. Front and side-view patterns show you how to achieve success with just one knife and a few simple, well-placed cuts.Once you try it, you'll be hooked by this distinctive style of figure carving, in which large flat areas called 'planes' are deliberately left intact. There's smoothing, rounding, sculpting or sanding involved. Each simple finished piece merely implies detail - and says more by carving less.Discover how to carve and paint both a humorous folksy character and a colourful toy horse, with step-by-step photos and detailed instructions. You'll be delighted with the way these charming caricatures come to life with an engaging, folk-art personality!
Harley Refsal is the author of Carving Flat-Plane Style Caricatures, Whittling Little Folk and Art & Technique of Scandinavian-Style Woodcarving. A regular contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated magazine, Harley has taught thousands of carvers his style of flat-plane carving, which has become known as the 'Refsal style'.