Birds, Fish and Penguins
Published by Schiffer Publishing, West Chester, Pennsylvania USA
Extract from back cover of book:
Literally a classroom-in-a-book, this engaging volume enables virtually anyone with a band saw, rotary power tool and a few of the most common cutting burrs to bring birds, fish ... and even penguins to life beautifuuly!
Professional artist-woodcarver Gene Larson demonstrates in words and pictures why he concentrates on simplicity of form, and how even a beginner can use a block of wood the way a sculptor would use a piece of marble.
With a unique ability to reduce a complicated subject to its most basic components, Gene provides step-by-step guidance (from the wood block up) on the creation of shapes that have the look and "feel" of great works of art. Beginning with the selection of the right wood, stressing the simplicity that conveys an impression of so much more, and ending with a proper finish, Gene shows you how to create works he calls "sketches in wood". You and your friends will surely call them works of art.
Carving the Bird
Carving the Fish
Carving the Penguin