This book contains a step-by-step project and 20 further original patterns from acclaimed artist Lora S. Irish. It includes tips for creating detailed facial features like eyelids, windswept hair, beards and more. The relief carving process is clearly explained from start to finish. 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 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.
Lora S. Irish is an internationally known artist and author, whose acclaimed books include The Art & Craft of Pyrography (9781565234789), Great Book of Floral Patterns (9781565234475) and Wood Spirits and Green Men (9781565232617). In addition to her work as an author, Lora and her husband, Michael, created www.carvingpatterns.com. Lora also contributes a regular relief carving pattern column to Woodcarving Illustrated magazine and is a frequent contributor to Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts magazine.