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A new Lora S. Irish tutorial for 2012!
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Number of Pages: 16
Size: 8.5x11
Product Type: tutorial - .pdf Download
ISBN: cpt31
Release Date: February 2012

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Product Code: CPT31

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Downloadable Lora S. Irish Tutorial in .pdf format - includes 16 pages of instruction and patterns. Includes the Mule Deer pattern and 2 FREE bonus patterns.

Working with Relief Carving Patterns
Taking a little time to work with a pattern before you pick up your gouges and chisels can make the carving work much easier and the finished carving more dramatic. In this tutorial, Lora S. Irish guides you through a few key points in working with line designs. Lora helps you identify the important properties of the main subject and walks you through the art of reducing a pattern to its simplest outlines. The tutorial continues with examples and instruction on the following:
  • making a contour drawing of the major elements in the design
  • distinguishing between coloration and contour
  • noting a patterns flow or direction
  • determining the different levels in a pattern

With step-by-step photos, you can easily put the lessons to use with the included tutorial pattern, one of the free bonus patterns, or a pattern of your own. You will learn how to mark the levels into each element of the tracing, rough out the pattern, and reestablish the pattern lines as you carve.

Lora S. Irish will even take you through the finer points of incorporating any mistakes into the final design of the piece. Before you know it, you will finishing the work and adding coloration.

This tutorial will be a great reference tool for your own carving projects as well.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A wonderful way to start... June 25, 2012
Reviewer: Jerry from Danielson, CT United States  
This short, but, information packed download is better written then some books on the subject. It's easy to understand and shows easy ways of doing relief carving. Hey and you can't beat the price. Only thing to change is maybe offering some suggestions on wood to use.

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