And the book writing continues…
Here is a sneak preview of the first acanthus leaf project for my book. It is going to be a very basic leaf – showing certain aspects that are seen in most acanthus leaves (eyes, pipes, flowing vein lines, overlapping leaf sections). The projects and chapters following this first leaf will have some similarities, but will evolve into a variety of historical styles and get more advanced in detail.
In each chapter of my book, I will show a step-by-step method of how to draw this leaf so that you will be able to understand the technique of creating the “flow” of the leaf. This way you won’t have to be dependent on using someone else’s drawings, but you can design your own leaf, keeping with the “traditional” design aspects.
I will then show you step by step process of carving the leaf. There will be anywhere from 1 to 3 photographs per step to explain that particular step as clearly as possible. In addition, I will be adding drawings to clarify each step.
The following is an example of showing how to make the small “notch” cuts along the leaf serrations (my favorite cut!)
In addition to the “printed book”, I will also have online videos showing how to draw the leaf and also how to carve the complete leaf. There will also be templates that will be accessible online.
This book is going to be as thorough as it can be. It will be the next best thing to actually being in a classroom!
Follow along as I write my first book.
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