Friday, May 15, 2009

Follow My Carving - Gnarly Tree - Step 10

To celebrate Heartwood Art carvings being featured in upcoming issue of Woodcarving Illustrated the "Follow My Carving" series was created to give you a an insider’s view on how the art is made.

Now that the trunk has a little bit of shaping, the knot hole can be made.

A flat gouge is held at an angle and the edges are defined. The center is scooped out with a micro gouge. Then, the middle area is flattened with the straight gouge and the process is repeated one or two more times. The result is a rather dimensional knot.

In the next installment the limbs are shaped.

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


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