A single carving knife and an afternoon is all that is needed to create one of the charming little characters in this book 20 characters to carve, including a policeman, monk, and football player Step by step instructions photos Patterns presented in 4 perspectives the front, back, and both sides for a complete 360 degree view Easy to complete projects won t take up much time, but don t lack for personality With just one carving knife and two simple patterns, you can carve a whole community of characters like a policeman, hard hat road worker, monk, baker, professor, and football player Patterns for these delightful folks are included in Whittling Little Folk, written by the master of the Scandinavian flat plane style of carving, Harley Refsal The whittled little folk are full of personality, and can be made by mastering Refsal s step by step instructions for Kristian, the Scandinavian husband donning a work shirt, and his wife, Thea, holding a broom Once the couple is complete, you can use the same techniques to complete 18 additional patterns, with some subtle alterations Also included is a brief overview of the Scandinavian flat plane style of carving, as well as instructions for painting each little whittle Each pattern is presented with 4 perspectives the front, back and both sides for a complete 360 degree view of the character While the projects are easy to complete, and won t take up too much time, they sure don t lack personality With their rosy cheeks, toothy smiles, humorous outfits and clever names, the little whittles are a caricature carver s dream come true...
|Title||:||Whittling Little Folk: 20 Delightful Characters to Carve and Paint (Fox Chapel Publishing) Scandinavian Style Flat-Plane Carving with 4-Perspective Photos Providing 360-Degree Views of Each Project|
|Number of Pages||:||572 Pages|
|File Size||:||687 KB|
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Whittling Little Folk: 20 Delightful Characters to Carve and Paint (Fox Chapel Publishing) Scandinavian Style Flat-Plane Carving with 4-Perspective Photos Providing 360-Degree Views of Each Project Reviews
Disappointing. Lots of Pictures thearetically walking you through a couple of projects but not really that helpful training as the second project left me hanging during the face (the hardest part) and it all fell apart. This was the 5th figure I've carved and I can draw and I know anatomy. Does not sequential method or a focus on anatomy. Not a beginners book. Focus more on videos on line.
First, I want to say that the book now includes the pattern for Kristian WITH a hat.
When I decided to pick up a caricature carving book I was thrilled by the number of titles available. This excitement soon turned to confusion as I tried to decide which books to add to my cart and which to leave on the Amazon.com shelf. A large part of the problem was that most of the books within the field of caricature carving seemed to carry a 4 or 5 star rating which prevented me from enacting Rule No.1 of my AMAZON RULE OF PURCHASE which states: All things being equal, purchase the item with the highest customer rating. So with Rule No.1 nullified I found myself pouring over page after page of LOOK INSIDE in an attempt to narrow down my choices. Unfortunately, that wasn't much help either so I took the unprecedented step of just buying EVERY caricature carving book I could find that carried a 4 or 5 star rating.
The book itself is nice, but if you're looking for help turning a block of wood into a little person be warned.. this book basically requires that you have a band saw. All carvings in this book start with a blank already in the shape of the little person due to using a band saw. I only work with knives so that was a let down. To be honest, YouTube is better and free.
I respect Harvey Refsal for his encouragement of the art of whittling and Scandanavian carving. This book falls short of the quality of some of his earlier publications. How Fox Chapel Publishing could have allowed this book to be published with the glaring error of a Pattern (Kristian) which did not match the instructions, is unbelievable. What are editors for? The pattern (which I followed religiously) is totally wrong and they have submitted an errata via the website of the magazine, Woodcarving Illustrated. Why not include an errata page in the book sold by Amazon for those who paid for the pattern. The errata on the magazine page has to be resized to match what was supposed to be in the book.
It is very well done. It has photographs and instructions of step by step, and very good patterns I am just learning how to carve and this book was a good choice..
just great carved about 10 little people so far
Items received as advertised and in a very timely manner. Thank you!