The Art of Stylized Wood Carving

Fox Chapel Publishing
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The Art of Stylized Wood Carving

If your carvings lack the artistic expression that you desire, this book shows you a technique called stylized carving. This type of carving favors form over detail and allows the natural state of the wood dictate your work. Your carvings will gain movement and you will be creating marvelous wood carvings. Stylized carving emphasizes form over detail, this type of carving allows the artist to accentuate some features while leaving others out, and lets the wood play an active role in the carving through its grain and color. With this book you will learn to capture expression and beauty in wood without the rigid rules of realism. Inside this book you will be introduced to the artwork of 14 accomplished carvers. You will find out what inspires them and why they prefer stylized carving to other techniques. For example when asked why they enjoy stylized carving, the artists respond in a variety of ways: it allows them to capture the essence of a species without being bound by the rigid rules of realism, it provides a freedom to express feelings and ideas, it focuses on clean lines and simplicity, and it is a great change of pace for realistic carvers. I

Stylized Wood Carving Features 5 step-by-step Carving Demonstrations:

  • Canvasback.
  • Hummingbird.
  • Bottlenose Dolphin.
  • Shelf-sitting Mouse.
  • Rainbow Trout.

Stylized Wood Carving Specifications:

  • 112 Pages.
  • Paperback.
  • 8.5" x 11".
  • Authors: Charles Solomon & David Hamilton.


This book is non-returnable due to the nature of books and damages that may occur.