Monday, June 11, 2018

Carving the Eye, Nose, Mouth, and Ears

In an effort to break down the basics of woodcarving into step-by-step smaller elements for learning and practice that will eventually lead to successful completions of whatever the carver has in mind,  our President, Derek, has been providing materials and instructions for carving samples of just eyes and noses.  During our next Third Saturday Meeting, we hope to gain a better understanding of how to carve the mouth area and lips.

A study of human figures and faces cannot be complete
without a study of works by the carver from Wilmar, MN:
Fred Cogelow
One needs only to type into the Google search bar (or click the microphone and speak) the words: How to carve (fill in the blank), and hundreds of YouTube videos and such can be viewed on the subject.  In a recent search for "how to carve lips", Fiebig and Yundt Woodcarving caught my eye.  It turned out to be a Word Press Woodcarving Blog with advertising videos that made it hard to eventually find the page numbers below and get started with reading the tutorials.  But it was worth the effort!

Doris Fiebig, Mark Yundt's wife, has some excellent, in depth tutorials in the Technical section of the blog, and since it has been one of the messages I preach to begining members of our club, I was very much impressed by Mark's article on Carve the Form Not the Details