Carving the Human Face, Second Edition, Revised & Expanded: Capturing Character and Expression in Wood Step-by-Step Tips & Techniques for Woodcarving Realistic Facial Features

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Bring Your Carvings to Life

From a soulful stare to a proud gaze, the intent expressions found in the craftsmanship of Jeff Phares, author and World Champion Carver, are so realistic one might expect to witness the blink of an eye or the murmur of a whisper. And now, with his revised and expanded edition of Carving the Human Face, you too can create genuine, lifelike expressions in wood.

Following a step-by-step project with more than 350 color photos and 50 drawings that provide useful anatomical references, you'll be guided to completely sculpt the piercing features of a Native American warrior wearing a wolf headdress.

Inside the revised and expanded second edition of Carving the Human Face, you'll discover:

  • Expert information to get started including sketching your design and how to select the proper wood and tools
  • Step-by-step instructions for carving each facial feature: eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Techniques for creating realistic hair, skin, and muscle
  • Tips for avoiding mistakes and advice for fixing flaws
  • Options for customizing your carving
  • Completely redrawn illustrations
  • Inspiring never-before-published gallery photos of the author's work, including cowboys, frontiersmen, and Native Americans.

About the Author:

Jeff Phares is world-renowned for his realistic carvers of Native Americans, frontiersmen, and soldiers. He travels across the country instructing carvers in making human busts and is the author of the best-selling book, Carving the Human Face.

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