Great example showing how the carver must analyze and then cut the
shapes that make up the anatomy of the face, while maintaining size,
proportions and symmetry.
Thank you again Mary!! 🙂
That is a tremendous work of carving art! Wow.
Want to learn your purpose for a backer board approach.
I am likely trying something far past my practice level. But looking to make it a gift, if it comes out as I hope
Thanks! I think this is probably one of the most challenging when it comes to comprehending the perspective tricks. The main reason I often use a backer board is so I can access the complete carving without any clamps in the way. Take your time and have fun! I would suggest carving one of these with just the open book first to understand the perspective. Then you can make a second one with the rose. Tackle one challenge at a time 🙂
Good exercise for using the v-tool. Use a light touch, not too deep. After doing 3 of them they got better. Patience and practice.
It creates a nice affect with the different color wood. This technique can be used with many line drawing designs. As the designs get more complex, this technique often doesn't work because it can get too busy.
You made this look too easy. I am not being critical but am warning of the challenges in getting this to satisfaction. I must admit that I completed a tilt top
Table from a Phil Lowe plan that was demonstrated in Williamsburg. The top was simply turned on my lathe with an outboard rest. Not easy but not as challenging as what you presented in episode one. Your demo allowed all of us to prepare for the
Challenge of This carving
There were definitely challenges to this one - mainly because of the grain. It was a lot of fun to do, but you just need to take your time with it and really pay attention to when the grain switches around the curved edge.