Carving and Painting instructions for Noah, the ark and 14 pairs of Animals
by Shawn Cipa
As one of the most popular stories of the Bible, the legend of Noah and the Ark is passed from generation to generation. Now, with the expert guidance of acclaimed woodcarver Shawn Cipa, bring the story to life with a hand-carved set that will be cherished for generations. In Woodcarving Noah’s Ark, Cipa provides all the guidance needed to carve this folk art-inspired collection. First, follow his step-by-step carving and painting instructions for crafting Noah, the lion, and the ark. When these are complete, move on to the detailed patterns for creating Noah’s wife, 14 pairs of animals, and a majestic whale. Each project features helpful photographs and professional carving tips and techniques. As a bonus, an overview of Noah and the flood is included, to provide historical context and artistic reference as you carve this beautiful heirloom project.
The approachable method of flat-plane carving is the perfect starting point for beginners to fall in love with woodcarving, or for experienced carvers to try something new! Featuring 15 projects of wood animals focusing on this accessible style of woodcarving, each project includes step-by-step instructions, full-size patterns, a brief overview on the animal’s significance in Scandinavian culture, helpful tips, and more. From hares, ravens, and rams to bears, reindeer, and more, learn classic Scandinavian flat-plane techniques, further your skills, and discover a new favorite carving method!
Man’s best friend receives top-billing in Realistic Dogs by renowned dog artist and carver Jack Kochan. Written for intermediate to advanced carvers using power carving tools, Realistic Dogs will show readers how to capture the unique personality found in a variety of dog breeds. Readers will find detailed carving guidance for long-haired dogs, short-haired dogs and puppies, including step-by-step instructions for a few dogs. By providing thorough tips and techniques illustrated with clear, full-color photography this book gives power carvers a valuable tool to follow for carving these breeds. Plus, author Jack Kochan provides a thorough sampling of expertly illustrated patterns for some of the country’s top breeds, including: • Pointer • Greyhound • Boxer • Dalmatian • Great Dane • Golden Retriever • And more Whether a family pet or hunting companion, dogs hold a special place in our hearts, and have been a favorite subject of carvers everywhere. Readers will benefit from the author’s years of power carving experience with detailed instruction on all aspects of dog carving including anatomy, fur, tools, materials and finishing and will give the reader all the skills they need to become accomplished dog carvers.
This timeless collection of realistic projects for dedicated carvers features 21 stunning patterns of a wide range of small birds, including a blue jay, barn swallow, cactus wren, and so much more. With helpful instructions and detailed patterns for each project, also included are eight animal carving designs for a coyote, Canadian lynx, cheetah, and several others, as well as a bonus male and female caricature project. The perfect addition to every wood carver’s library, Nature in Wood is a must-have source of inspiration for passionate carvers with a love for wildlife!
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This pattern treasury is full of creative and unique projects for you to carve. Beginners will love these easy and adorable patterns, with clear photographs showing each step in the carving process. Includes 18 ready-to-use patterns, step-by-step photographs, illustrated instructions and finishing tips
Noah & Friends with the Animals of Africa
Step by Step instructions plus 24 Original Patterns
By David Sabol
Now you can populate your own ark with sprightly wooden animals from Africa, two by two. Noah himself will be there to supervise. David Sabol brings this best-known nautical odyssey to life with a series of vividly carved and painted animal andbiblical characters. David instructs his readers in the use of traditional carving and realistic painting techniques which give his carvings a distinctive design, personality, and charm all their own. A combination of clear explanation and color photos makes each stage of the process a pleasure.
Accomplished carver and teacher Mary Finn shows how to create all kinds of charming animals, each “born” from a commercially available wooden egg. Egg animals can come out of the egg in any direction and can be made standing, sitting, or lying down. Here, step by step instructions and color photography illustrate carving techniques for a crouching rabbit, sitting bear, chubby pig, and fire-breathing dragon. Readers will learn how to orient the egg, establish the basic outline, complete eyes, ears, feet, and other details, and paint the finished animal. These projects require only minimal working space and are great for those with limited access to saws or other large equipment. Each egg has the potential to become a favorite pet, a wild animal, or an imaginative character, and all provide lots of fun and enjoyment for the carver.