From Good to Great in Woodcarving
Make your woodcarving stand out!. Vic Hood will take you through the methods of carving including proportions and face carving methodology. Vic includes a gallery of items he has carved and the tools he uses. He then works with a beginner, intermediate and advanced carver to help them take their sculptures from good to great!
In Section 1 Good to Great Beginner Carvers these areas are featured:
- Improvement Areas
- Facial Elements.
- Hair & Braids.
- Final Details.
Vic takes a beginner's carving and and enhances it, showing you how to do that through instruction, photos and even includes what tools he's using to make those changes and bring the carving alive.
The 2nd Section is about Good to Great for Intermediate Carvers, Vic guides you through:
- Improvement Areas.
- Base, Shoulders and Chest.
- Braids and Wraps.
- Facial Features.
- Chest and Tunic.
- Base Touches.
- Final Details and Finishing.
You get the opportunity to see before and after photos plus all the steps to achieve those results. For the intermediate carver this is a gold mine of information.
The next area is Good to Great for Experienced Carvers. Vic Hood guides you through the final touches to make your carvings stand out and be phenomenal. Areas covered are:
- Improvement areas.
- Facial Features.
- Final Details
- A before and after look of the carving.
The last part of the book concentrates on frequent errors that people make.Learn about nose placement, eye depth and proper placement, the size of the face and head, ear placement and more.
From Good to Great in Woodcarving features 375 photos and references in over 160 pages of detailed instruction on carving. This is a must have book for every level of carver.
About the Author- Vic Hood
Vic Hood is a master carver from Franklin, TN. He was the 2011 Woodcarver of the Year and consistently earns Best of Show awards throughout the Nation. Vic is an excellent source for sharing knowledge and his dedication to wood carving. He teaches throughout the United States and has taken classes from some of the finest wood carvers.
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I just got this book a couple weeks ago. I was very reluctant to buy this, I didn't need another beginner's manual. To my surprise it has been an excellent resource! I have been carving over 12 years and am pretty proficient at carving, this book has awakened my creative juices as well as reminding me of some valuable lessons. This is a great book for anyone wanting to up their game!
I just received this book a couple of weeks ago, a little suspicious of the usefulness of the book. I've been carving for about 12 years or so, and have a somewhat of a proficiency, and I don't need another beginner's manual. I have found that this book has reminded me of a few lessons, but more importantly, it's helped to view my carving practices in a different light. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone trying up their carving game!