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Carving the Human Face, Second Edition, Revised & Expanded

Capturing Character and Expression in Wood

A complete guide to carving realistic portraits in wood from a champion carver. Learn the techniques for carving hair, skin, muscle, facial features, and more. Following a step-by-step carving project with more than 350 color photos and 50 drawings that provide useful anatomical references, you'll be guided to completely sculpt the piercing features of a Native American warrior wearing a wolf headdress.
Chronicling the stages in creating a realistic human face from wood and packed with detailed images of finished carvings, this reference offers a wealth of technical how-to information for woodworkers and artists. From a world champion carver known for his lifelike busts, Jeff Phares, this updated book includes new patterns and photographs, in addition to valuable information on techniques for creating realistic hair, facial features, realistic skin and muscle, hats, and headdresses. Phares provides tips for fixing common anatomical errors, and information about proper tool use. An exhaustive step-by-step project, that includes over 350 demonstration photos, guides you from a block of butternut to a finished mask of a Native American warrior. A gallery of Jeff Phares' amazing work will inspire you! Jeff Phares is a professional woodcarver known for his realistic carvings of Native Americans, frontiersmen, and soldiers. He is the author of Carving Eyes and Carving the Nose & Mouth.
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Weight 1.340000
Series None
Pages 144
Size 8.5" x 11" x .37"
Author Jeff Phares
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