Carving the Human Face Author: Jeff Phares 1999 Edition

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Seller Notes: “This book is new and has never been opened”
Special Attributes: 1st Edition Year Printed: 1999

Breathe life into wood with Jeff Phares' proven techniques for carving human faces. Includes more than 300 step-by-step photos, anatomy drawings of the human faces, and common mistakes to avoid.
If you're having trouble creating life-like human faces, this brand new book is your answer. World Champion Carver Jeff Phares, well-known for his lifelike busts and masks, reveals his techniques for creating masterful human portraits in wood.

Part I of Carving the Human Face showcases some of Jeff's current works, which focus in on the wise and weathered expressions of our country's Native Americans, frontiersmen and cowboys, along with some of his earlier busts and mask carvings. More than 20 carvings are featured.

Part II contains more than 350 instructional photographs to take you from a block of butternut to the finished facial mask of a Native American warrior.

Inside you'll find:
- information on proper tools
- Carving realistic hair
- Step by step sections on each facial feature - eyes, nose, mouth
- notes on placing eyes
- tips on carving wood to look like skin and muscle
- fixing common anatomical errors
- hints on carving realistic hats and head dresses
- and much, much more

The final section of the book includes more than 20 diagrams explaining facial anatomy and how it relates to carving masks and busts. Woodcarvers and fine art sculptors alike will find much new material and technique inside this definitive full color guide.

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