Carving Classic Female Faces in Wood: A How-To Reference for Carvers and Sculpt

Carving Classic Female Faces in Wood: A How-To Reference for Carvers and Sculpt

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Good: A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff
Publication Year: 2004
Format: Paperback

Language: English
ISBN: 9781565232204

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Synopsis
A Valuable How-To Reference from One of the World's Leading Wood Sculptors In Carving Classic Female Faces in Wood, noted sculptor Ian Norbury gives woodcarvers a thorough, how-to guide to bringing out the beauty of a female face from a block of wood. Using hundreds of photographs and drawings, the author provides in-depth instruction on carving two different adult faces-one European and one Afro-Caribbean-and one child's face. Inside, both beginning and advanced woodcarvers and sculptors will find expert guidance on tackling the unique challenges of carving a female face, including: Anatomy of the female face Taking photographs and producing patterns Step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow patterns-with hundreds of full-color photographs of models and the carving process A photographic gallery of finished carvings to provide inspiration for your own work, From renowned woodcarver and instructor, Ian Norbury, this handy reference covers the basics of bandsaw woodcarving and demonstrates how to accurately portray the female face in wood. One step-by-step project guides carvers through the details of female-face woodcarving, including outlining the project, modelling the figure in clay, and carving, polishing, and mounting the final piece. A comprehensive reference section with full-colour photographs of women's faces provides anatomical explanations and working drawings to help the carver better understand the female anatomy. An additional appendix features design notes on women of varying ethnic backgrounds and ages., In Carving Classic Female Faces in Wood, noted sculptor Ian Norbury gives woodcarvers a thorough, how-to guide to bringing out the beauty of a female face from a block of wood. Using hundreds of photographs and drawings, the author provides in-depth instruction on carving two different adult faces -- one European and one Afro-Caribbean -- and one child's face. Inside, both beginning and advanced woodcarvers and sculptors will find expert guidance on tackling the unique challenges of carving a female face. Book jacket., Noted sculptor Ian Norbury gives woodcarvers a thorough, how-to guide to bringing out the beauty of a female face from a block of wood. Using hundreds of photographs and drawings, the author provides in-depth instruction on carving two different adult faces - one European and one Afro-Caribbean - and one child's face. Both beginning and advanced woodcarvers and sculptors will find expert guidance on tackling the unique challenges of carving a female face. Included are sections on the anatomy of the female face, taking photographs and producing patterns, step-by-step instructions, and a photographic gallery of finished carvings to provide inspiration., Renowned woodcarver and instructor, Ian Norbury not only teaches the fundamentals of woodcarving, but also demonstrates how to accurately and realistically portray the aspects of the female face in wood. Clear, step-by-step photographs, complete with instructional captions, will guide you though an entire carving project from start to finish.

Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 1565232208
ISBN-13 9781565232204
Key Details
Author Ian Norbury
Number Of Pages 88 pages
Format Paperback
Publication Date 2004-04-01
Language English
Publisher Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication Year 2004
Additional Details
Copyright Date 2004
Illustrated Yes
Dimensions
Weight 16 Oz
Height 0.3 In.
Width 8.5 In.
Length 11 In.
Target Audience
Group Trade
Classification Method
LCCN 2003-116443
LC Classification Number TT199.7.N6497 2004
Dewey Decimal 731.462
Dewey Edition 22
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