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Carving Horse Portraits in Relief

Patterns and Complete Instructions for 5 Horses

With over 150 color photographs, you will learn step-by-step how to lay out patterns, how to measure and mark levels, and how to create the illusion of depth by following along as the author demonstrates how to carve a horse's head in high relief. Then, apply your new-found techniques to any one - or all - of the 5 spectacular horse patterns included.
Horses have long been a favorite theme for carvers, and now you can learn to render these beauties in relief with master wood carver Kurt Koch. Follow the author’s demonstration for carving a horse head in high relief featuring over 150 step-by-step photographs. As you work through the demonstration, you will learn how to lay out relief carving patterns, how-to measure and mark off levels and how-to use those levels to give your carvings the illusion of depth. You will also learn techniques that can be applied to other relief projects such as cutting the initial outline, removing large areas of wood, and carving manes. Additional patterns for: Wild mustang, Bridle horse, Race horse and much more! About the author: Kurt Koch is a master woodcarver from Germany and the inventor of the Koch Sharpening System. He is the author of many internationally acclaimed books on carving and has produced training videos for beginning and master carvers.
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Size8.5" x 11" x .2"
AuthorKurt Koch
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