In this book, Bob addresses the artistic and creative elements of fish carving composition. He examines 16 carvings, breaking down each one and identifying different design elements.
He explains the ideas behind the carvings and offers tips on good (and Bad) composition choices. 16 pages of color photographs. 20 pages. By Bob Berry
Picasso Triggerfish made easy . . .well, easier with Bob’s new book, Painting A Picasso Triggerfish & Some Stuff You Should Know About Carving One.Half carving information, half paint schedule, Bob shares tips for making fins, eyes, and some of the subtle nuances of these unusual fish. His easy to follow, step-by-step painting instructions are good for painting by hand or with an airbrush.
Book Landscaping diagram, Scaling diagram, and a full-size color illustration. 18 pages. Spiral bound.
This is the best book on the subject. This easy to understand book guides and teaches you how to really paint brown trout. Includes paint schedules Typical, Loch Leven, German Brown, Silvery Bright, and Brown color phases.
Airbrush and hand brush techniques, and which works best, and when. Learn from detailed color application steps. Blending, layering, transitions, acute angled airbrushing, spot patterns and hand painting details that are proven to get the results you want. 21 information-packed pages. Spiral bound.
Contains patterns, plans and instructions for carving each shark- a white, a shortfin marko, a longfin mako, an atlantic porbeagle and a pacific porbeagle – as well as a decorative display base. Also general carving tips and instructions for finishing and documenting a complete carving.
24 different patterns for 20 species of songbirds. Included for each species are great reference photos that you’ll find invaluable when carving and painting your project. Also includes short carving tips to help you avoid common mistakes, as well as a bit of interesting trivia for each species. Includes patterns and photos for: Red-winged and Yellow-headed Blackbirds, Mountain Bluebird, Gray Catbird, Black-capped and Chestnut-backed Chickadees, Brown-headed Cowbird, Northern Flicker, Blue and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Costa’s and Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Gray and Steller’s Jays, Dark-eyed Junco, American Robin, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Clay-coloured Sparrow and Bohemian and Cedar Waxwings.44 pages, 163 colour photos. 11×17″ Coil-bound.
19 different patterns for 16 species of waterfowl and shorebirds. Included for each species are great reference photos that you’ll find invaluable when carving and painting your project. Also includes short carving tips to help you avoid common mistakes, as well as a bit of interesting trivia for each species. Includes patterns and photos for: Blue-winged Teal, Green-winged Teal, Bufflehead, Canvasback, Mallard, Pintail, Redhead, Ruddy Duck & Wood Duck Drakes; American Avocet; 2 – Canada Goose patterns; 2 – Common Loon patterns; Great Blue Heron; Labrador Duck Drake & Hen; Least Sandpiper and Willet.36 pages, 54 colour photos. 11×17″ Coil-bound.
Carving Patterns and Photos by Cam Merkle – Volume 2, Songbirds.
24 different patterns for 20 species of songbirds. Included for each species are great reference photos that you’ll find invaluable when carving and painting your project. Also includes short carving tips to help you avoid common mistakes, as well as a bit of interesting trivia for each species.
Includes patterns and photos for: ◦American Robin
44 pages, 163 colour photos. 11×17″ Coil-bound.
by Cam Merkle
$18.95 (regular price $22.95)
With 250 clear color photos and concise text, Jose Valencia takes readers through all the steps necessary to create unique carvings on rifle or shotgun stocks. Learn to create and apply patterns, remove factory checkering, and use a high speed power pen and accompanying bits to create elaborate scroll, basket weave, and maple leaf patterns, along with realistic wildlife carvings. Adapting patterns to curved surfaces, sanding, and finishing techniques are also shown and explained. Seven patterns are provided for each of the carvings. A color photo gallery is also provided for further inspiration. Once readers have mastered the techniques for carving and finishing these patterns, they will be able to transform standard gunstocks into works of art that will be appreciated for generations.
No more guesswork and uncertainty when it comes to choosing habitat. With just these few pieces, you have lots of combinations to choose from and you can carve with confidence, knowing your habitat is from the right reef!
30 pages. Spiral bound. By Bob Berry
6-Pack includes pattern, color illustration, paint schedule and carving tips for a Bird Wrasse, Reef Triggerfish, Hawaiian Squirrelfish, Bluestripe Butterflyfish, Schooling Bannerfish and a Hawaiian Sergeant. For beginning and intermediate skill levels. Perfect for adding variety and interest to your reef fish carving.
6-Pack includes pattern, paint schedule, color illustration and carving tips for a Banded Butterflyfish, Blue Chromis, Graysby, Bluehead Wrasse, Barred Hamlet and a Whitespotted Filefish. Also included are tips on composition and presentation. Perfect for beginning and intermediate skilled carvers.
Six fish including a Cortez Rainbow Wrasse, Leather Bass, Scythe Butterflyfish, Barber Fish, Pacific Boxfish and Three-banded Butterflyfish from Baja California that can be used together in a variety of combinations for decorative reef fish carvings. For beginning and intermediate carvers, these brightly colored and interesting fish would be great choices as a secondary species on a larger reef carving.
Each fish comes with a pattern, paint schedule and carving tips and ideas. Discover the world of reef fish carving! By Bob Berry
$18.95 (Regular price $22.95)
Create one-of-a-kind functional artwork that will be cherished for years to come with this treasury of classic gunstock carving patterns. You’re sure to find the best carving pattern here for your next project. From basic checkering to dramatic relief carved scenes, nationally recognized carving artist Lora S. Irish presents 135 great gunstock patterns featuring traditional sportsman and hunting-related themes. She offers an array of excellent choices for every skill level, from beginner to expert, so you can start with a basic pattern and tackle more intricate designs as your experience in gunstock carving grows. The patterns in this book are designed for rifle stocks, but are just as applicable for knife handles, pistol grips, or duck calls. And while these patterns are specifically designed to be relief carved with hand tools, they are equally usable with power carving tools, woodburners, laser engravers, and sand blasters. Patterns include animals like deer, elk, moose, bears, mountain goats, and puma, plus birds and waterfowl such as quail, pheasant, ducks, geese, eagles, and more. Designs are provided for panels, ornaments, banners, scrolls, oak leaves, fishscale, basketweave, and checkering. The author offers advice on choosing patterns, wood, tools, and carving methods, plus tips on whether to start from scratch or use a kit.