Caricature Carving



  15 Elf and Gnome Patterns by Al Streetman

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15 Elf and Gnome Patterns by Al Streetman

Once you finish carving your first gnome, the little guy will surely want you to carve some more elfin friends for him! Its a good thing Al Streetman has included 15 different patterns for well-dressed elves and gnomes of all shapes and sizesdrawn up with the beginner in mind, but with plenty of potential for the experienced carvers creativity to build on. With step-by-step instructions and color photography, Al demonstrates how to carve and paint the first project from start to finish. He also provides some helpful general advice about technique, finer details, and painting; his reference charts are handy for any carving. A full-color gallery of finished projects will bring a smile to your face and a spark to your imagination. His laid-back style and straightforward techniques make Al Streetman a pleasure to carve withEnjoy! ISBN 0764308424
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  25 Gunfighter Patterns for Carvers by Al Streetman

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25 Gunfighter Patterns for Carvers by Al Streetman

25 Gunfighter Patterns for Carvers by Al Streetman. Al Streetman goes west with a new carving and pattern book. This time he shares the secrets of carving the western gunfighter, and provides the carver with 25 creative patterns...enough for the O.K. Corral and more! Concise instruc-tions take the carver step-by-step through the project, from laying out the pattern to painting the finished work. The book is designed to be used by carvers of all levels, from novice to advanced. The results are delightful figures of which the artist will be proud. This book follows two other well-received carving books by Al Streetman, 41 Santa Patterns for Carvers and 25 Uncle Sam Patterns for Carvers. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 150 color photos, 25 patterns Pages: 64
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  25 Leprechaun Patterns for Carvers by Al Streetman

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25 Leprechaun Patterns for Carvers by Al Streetman

Leprechauns are some of the folk-lore creatures that have always fascinated the author. He claims that he once caught one, just long enough to sketch him for a carving. Now Al Streetman shares 25 of his leprechaun patterns with other carvers who may not have been so lucky. In addition he shares many of his tricks and carving secrets in clear photographs and captions. The methods he uses and teaches will give the reader some new insight into character carving techniques, and will make carving easier and more fun. After you get a few carved and painted, they will make a colorful addition to your carving collection. Leprechauns are also popular with buyers and collectors, which is a good feature if you plan to sell any of them. ISBN 0-88740-957-1
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  25 Uncle Sam Patterns for Carvers by Al Atreetman

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25 Uncle Sam Patterns for Carvers by Al Atreetman

25 Uncle Sam Patterns for Carvers by Al Atreetman. One the most familiar characters of American folk art is Uncle Sam. His image has spurred people to join the army, give blood, and wave the flag. He has appeared in cartoons and parades across the nation. In his red, white, and blue costume, he is the symbol of America, yet for each artist he takes on just a little different attitude and pose. Al Streetman captures the spirit of Uncle Sam in these 25 patterns. Al's creative talent comes through in each one, and his skill as a carver is demonstrated in the carving section. In addition to the patterns the book contains carving tips, step-by-step instructions for carving one of the Uncle Sams, and painting instructions. A gallery of many of Al's creations gets the carvers imagination roaring. Al's first book, 41 Santa Patterns for Carvers,has already found an excited audience. We're sure that this one will be a welcome addition to every caricature carver's library. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 50 color photos, 25 patterns Pages: 64
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  29 Cowboy Patterns for Carvers by Al Streetman

29 Cowboy Patterns for Carvers by Al Streetman

Even in this modern age cowboys and the "Old West" still capture our hearts and imaginations. This book is written in response to many phone calls and letters after Al's earlier book, 25 Gunfighter Patterns, requesting more cowboy patterns. Whether you have been carving cowboys for a long time or want to for the first time, this book is for you. Here are 29 patterns for great cowboys, plus added ideas for settings. With Al Streetman's helpful advice, this book can be used by greenhorns and saddle-worn carvers alike. ISBN 076430187X Suggested Retail Price $12.95
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  Basic Penknife Carving with Tom Wolfe

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Basic Penknife Carving with Tom Wolfe

Basic Penknife Carving with Tom Wolfe. Tom Wolfe goes back to basics. With easy to follow, step-by-step instructions, Tom helps the novice carver bring life to a block of wood. With a single knife Tom carves a relining country figure and teaches the basic methods of woodcarving. Each cut is illustrated with a full-color photograph, an important visual aid to learning this fun craft. These projects are simple and fun. The new carver will find that the mysteries of this art quickly disappear and that they can quickly learn the skills they need to create a nice piece of art. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 180+ color photos Pages: 48
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  Bottle Stoppers by Greg Young

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Bottle Stoppers by Greg Young

Bottle Stoppers by Greg Young. The Classic Carving Projects Made Easy series is designed to bring the traditions and joy of woodcarving to a new generation of hobbyists. Each book in the series will guide you step-by-step through a variety of quintessential carving projects, building your confidence along the way.Bottle Stoppers have long been a favorite carving project for woodcarvers, and now, with this easy-to-follow guide, even beginners can join in the fun. Great for gifts, these bottle stoppers will turn any empty bottle into a wonderful surprise. Fill them with candy, vinegar and herbs, coffee, bath oil, birdseed, or anything else! Page Count: 72 Size: 11x8.5x0.5 Type: Soft Cover
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  Caricature Carvers Showcase: 50 of the Best Designs and Patterns from the Caricature Carvers of America

Caricature Carvers Showcase: 50 of the Best Designs and Patterns from the Caricature Carvers of America

Promoting the Art of Caricature Carving . . . In October 1990, a small group of woodcarvers from around the country met in a back room in Fort Worth, Texas, to discuss caricature carving. From that meeting, the Caricature Carvers of America was created: an organization of nationally recognized carvers, all with diverse caricature carving styles, dedicated to the promotion of their favorite craft. Seventeen years later, this selective 25-seat organization continues to elevate and promote the art of caricature carving. Although theyve never made claims of being the best, the members of the Caricature Carvers of America have garnered hundreds of Best of Show and First Place awards, have taught countless seminars, and have published over 100 popular books on the subject of caricature carving. In one amazing volume, Caricature Carvers Showcase introduces you to this exclusive society and 30 of its active and emeritus members. With biographies, original caricature patterns, expert carving and design techniques, and helpful painting tips, Caricature Carvers Showcase spotlights some of Americas fi nest caricature carvers and celebrates their talents. If youre a caricature carver, or someone who simply enjoys the craft of carving, Caricature Carvers Showcase is a must-have for your bookshelf. Suggested Retail Price $19.95 ISBN 1-56523-337-9
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  Caricature Carving (Best of Wood Carving Illustrated)

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Caricature Carving (Best of Wood Carving Illustrated)

Caricature Carving (Best of Wood Carving Illustrated). Expert Techniques and 30 All-Time Favorite ProjectsBest of Woodcarving Illustrated: Caricature Carving will take you into the realm of comic expressionism thanks to artists like Pete LeClair, Ross Oar, Phil Bishop and Arnold Smith. You'll discover fun projects, tips and techniques from these experts, as well as a gallery of their work to spur your imagination for your own creations.In this collection of 30 of the best caricature carving projects from the Pages of Woodcarving Illustrated, both beginner and experienced caricature carvers will find this book a useful reference. A plethora of amusing figures such as vikings, bears, gnomes, hobos, sports figures and cowboys are presented to provide you with inspiration. Page Count: 144 Size: 8.5" X 11" inches Type: Soft Cover
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  Caricature Carving from Head to Toe by Dave Stetson

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Caricature Carving from Head to Toe by Dave Stetson

Caricature Carving from Head to Toe by Dave Stetson. First, you will learn how anatomy relates to expression by creating a clay model. Then, you will follow the author step-by-step through an entire carving project for an old man with a walking stick. Finally, learn to create alternate facial expressions by following the author's expert advice. Includes an overview of wood selection, tools and an expansive photo gallery.3 Additional Patterns Included:- Santa- Ball Player- Cowboy Page Count: 96 Size: 11x8.5x0.5 Type: Soft Cover
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  Caricature Relief Carving with Larry Green

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Caricature Relief Carving with Larry Green

Caricature Relief Carving with Larry Green. The "Misty Creek Carvers" have combined their talents to create a host of original caricatures to give beginning and experienced carver hours of carving enjoyment. The caricatures are carved in the relief style from 3/4" wood. The carver will benefit from Mike's expertise in caricature design, Steve's full-color photograph and helpful description. The book features 22 additional patterns, including a nurse, tourist, salesman, Uncle Sam, bride and groom, preacher, scuba diver, hunter, golfer, and more. A pictorial gallery includes completed carvings of all patterns featured in the book. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 300+ color photos, 23 patterns Pages: 64 Binding: Soft Cover
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  Caricatures in Motion: Caricature Carvers of America

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Caricatures in Motion: Caricature Carvers of America

Caricatures in Motion: Caricature Carvers of America. Whether running, jumping, or walking, subtle twists or turns of the body can ultimately give a carving a sense of motion. That concept is proven here. Caricature Carvers of America members offer up a variety of carvings of figures in motion. All of them are humorous and several carvings share a similar "theme." Among them are a cowboy on a "quick" trip to the outhouse and another who has been there, met up with a bee s nest, and is making a fast getaway. Sports figures, superheroes, dancers, a fireman, and even a surfing chicken are among the delightful characters who move their way through this book. Phil Bishop provides step-by-step instructions for carving that "Green Apple Quick Step." Suggestions are also provided for painting and finishing. Other chapters feature the individual carvers with information about them and their works, along with photos of the works in progress, and beautiful studio photographs of the finished pieces. Patterns are provided for readers who want to carve these pieces, giving them their own personal twist. Size: 11 x 8 1/2 Illustrations: 200+ color photos 53 b/w patterns Pages: 96
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  Carving a Street-Corner Band by Al Streetman

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Carving a Street-Corner Band by Al Streetman

Carving a Street-Corner Band by Al Streetman. Here is an assortment of carving projects unlike any other! This book captures the magic and fun of a street-corner band, with eight different personalities jamming away, heart and soul, for passers-by. The whimsical characters are irresistable you'll want to clap your hands and sing along with them. Al guides the reader step-by-step through the carving of "Hurricane" Brown, the saxophone player for this wonderful ensemble, from using the pattern, to carving the figure, to painting and finishing it. In addition to the actual project instructions, some very helpful tips and techniques are presented in the introductory section. Beginning and advanced carvers alike will learn a great deal from Al's many years of carving experience! A colorful gallery introduces you to other members of the band and a chapter of patterns provides the specifics for carving all eight characters. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 181 color photos, patterns for 8 projects Pages: 64
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  Carving an 1880s Western Train: Its Passengers & Crew

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Carving an 1880s Western Train: Its Passengers & Crew

This 1880s-style Western Train woodcarving is part of the effort of The Caricature Carvers of America to promote the art of caricature carving. This new book contains not only pictures of the wonderful finished work, but patterns for the characters and an extensive how-to section by Dave Stetson for carving one of the figures. The carvings, the train, and the buildings were created by members of the CCA, which is comprised of 25 of North America's best caricature carvers. Their work is presented in full color, detailed photographs, that will help the reader appreciate the skill and inventiveness of the carvers. The included patterns and the instructions make the book a helpful starting point for carvers wishing to create their own figures. Size: 11" x 8 1/2" Illustrations: 200+ color photos and patterns Pages: 64
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  Carving Caricature Busts by W. LeClair

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Carving Caricature Busts by W. LeClair

Carving Caricature Busts by W. LeClair. Internationally known carver Pete LeClair turns his attention to the caricature bust. This classic form lends itself to wonderful interpretations, but is also a great way to learn more about caricature carving. Pete shares a great number of techniques and secrets in this volume, paying attention, as always, to the minute details that make the difference between a good carving and a great carving. Every step is illustrated with a color photograph and a clear explanation. Patterns and a gallery, showing all sides of the works, are included to help the carver even more. For those who know Pete's previous works, this will be a welcomed addition to their libraries. For those who do not it is an opportunity to learn the joys and intricacies of caricature carving from one of the best. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 375 color photos Pages: 80 Binding: Soft Cover
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  Carving Caricature Figures from Scratch by W. Pete LeClair

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Carving Caricature Figures from Scratch by W. Pete LeClair

Carving Caricature Figures from Scratch by W. Pete LeClair. After the success of his book, Carving Caricature Heads Faces*, Pete LeClair shares his insights into carving whole figure caricatures from scratch. Heavily illustrated in color, the book starts with a simple block of bass wood, and goes all the way through the carving and painting of a figure. Each step is illustrated and a helpful caption directs the reader to carry out the project. A gallery of figures demonstrates the endless variations that are possible using this technique, and some of the interesting and delightful caricatures Pete has created. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 373 color photos Pages: 64 Binding: Soft Cover
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  Carving Caricature Heads & Faces by W. Pete LeClair

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Carving Caricature Heads & Faces by W. Pete LeClair

Carving Caricature Heads Faces by W. Pete LeClair. Caricatures demand the same skill and sense of proportion that realistic figures do. This is particularly true of carving heads, which can easily become grotesque looking if certain rules are not followed. With his years of carving, Pete LeClair has developed a sure-fire method for carving great caricature heads. Now he shares it with carvers around the country. He takes the reader step-by-step through the process of carving 33 projects, with each step illustrated with a color photograph and precise caption. A gallery showing the variety that can be achieved by following this method is included in the back. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 250 color photos, 33 caricature carvings Pages: 64 Binding: Soft Cover
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  Carving Caricature Pins and Bolos by Gary Batte

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Carving Caricature Pins and Bolos by Gary Batte

Carving Caricature Pins and Bolos by Gary Batte. Gary Batte is well-known in carving circles for his fun-loving caricatures. Now, he brings that same carved humor to a smaller format - caricature pins and bolos.Perfectly sized to wear on a jacket or hat, these cleverly designed pins and bolos are ideal for any occasion. A Christmas mouse dons Santa's hat before snooping through presents; an Easter chick breaks out of a brightly colored egg; a lovesick Valentine smiles at his heart's delight;.Carving notes and painting tips plus a color photo of the finished piece accompany each pattern. Gary also includes detailed instruction on basic pin making and basic bolo making. Start today on caricature pins and bolos that are as fun to carve as they are to give.- Quick and easy to make - The majority of the pins and bolos in this book can be made in less than half an hour.- Only a few tools required - A knife is all you'll need to carve many of the pins and bolos; gouges can be used to add finer details.- Perfect for any skill level - Carve as much or as little detail as your skills allow.- Guaranteed to bring smiles - No one can resist a happy-go-lucky frog, a winking Santa, a fun-loving clown or any of the 56 other caricature pins and bolos presented here.Gary Batte has been making people chuckle for years over his caricature carvings. A respected teacher and well-known competitor, Gary is a member of the Caricature Carvers of America, a group that is dedicated to promoting the art of caricature carving throughout the world. Gary is the author of Carving Crazy Critters and Carving Critters, Cowboys and Other Caricatures. He co-authored Carving the full Moon Saloon and Carving the CCA Circus.
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  Carving Caricature Women by Debbie Barr

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Carving Caricature Women by Debbie Barr

Carving Caricature Women by Debbie Barr (Text written with and photography by Jeff Snyder). Debbie Barr captures the lighter side of women's daily lives in her carvings, lives filled with triumphs and travails. Debbie takes her readers step-by-step through the process of transforming a block of basswood into a lively caricature with concise instructions, sound advice, and over 250 color illustrations. Once the carving is complete, instructions are also provided for painting the figure. Eight patterns accompany the text. A photographic gallery rounds out the presentation, displaying additional figures sure to provide inspiration and insight to every carver. This book will present satisfying challenges to beginners and will be a joy to the more advanced carvers. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: Over 250 color photographs Pages: 64 Binding: Soft Cover
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  Carving Characters With Jim Maxwell

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Carving Characters With Jim Maxwell

This entertaining and instructional book is sure to provide hours of enjoyment. Includes twelve patterns based on the history of the Missouri foothills, carving instructions, and selection tips for tools and wood. Look no further than this book if you want to learn the secrets of woodcarving from a master. Master woodcarver Jim Maxwell takes you on a guided tour of woodcarving characters. By following the step-by-step instructions, patterns and photos for each of Jim's twelve favorite patterns, you'll soon be creating your own versions of these humorous figurines. But that's not all. With each project, you'll also discover just who the character is, as explained directly from Jim's own narrative, based on his boyhood experiences in and around the Missouri Foothills. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced carver, you'll be amazed at how fun and easy it is to carve these intriguing characters. Buy this entertaining and instructional book to enjoy hours of enjoyment. Your family and friends will treasure these creations for years to come. ISBN 1-56523-935-3
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