Beginning and intermediate carvers will learn to create wonderful mythical creatures from wood with the patterns and projects in this book from noted author and carver Shawn Cipa. Carving Fantasy & Legend Figures in Wood, Revised Edition offers expert guidance for carving all the great creatures of legend, including wizards, dragons, faeries, mermaids, and more.
Two in-depth carving and painting demonstrations are each accompanied by dozens of step-by-step color photos. Detailed patterns and color reference photos are also provided for ten additional popular fantasy figures, including a unicorn, troll, gargoyle, phoenix, and gryphon. A basic introduction to woodcarving offers advice on using the proper tools, selecting wood and paint types, using patterns, and painting and finishing techniques.