Monday, November 10, 2008

Follow My Carving - Step 4

To celebrate Heartwood Art carvings being featured in the winter issues of Woodcarving Illustrated and Scroll Saw magazines, a new series is being added to the blog and site titled "Follow My Carving". The prototype of this piece will be shown in one of the magazines. Now you can follow along as it is finished, step-by-step.

The same detail treatment is given to the roots as was used on the wood spirit portal. A special undercutting technique helps cast shadows that differentiate one root from another without causing a wide gap between them. This results in three distinct layers emerging from only a 1/4 inch thick piece of wood. When the final oil is applied, more if it will gather in the crevices between each root. This will result in making the shadows even more pronounced and contributing to the illusion of depth.

The next installment is coming soon.

To see more carvings, please visit the Heartwood Art site.


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