The ultimate beginner's guide to flat-plane carving!
15 step-by-step projects to carve in wood, including ravens, sheep, horses, reindeer, and more
Beginner-friendly, the classic Scandinavian flat-plane style is a stylized art form that depends on simplifying shapes and details
Approachable projects vary in difficulty from simple to intermediate and can each be accomplished in just a day
Author James Miller is an award-winning Scandinavian-style carver and contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated
This easy method of carving is the perfect starting point for beginners to fall in love with woodcarving—or for experienced carvers to try something new!
Featuring 15 wood animal projects that focus on the accessible flat-plane style of wood carving, each design inside Whittling Flat-Plane Animals can be accomplished in just one day with just one knife, encouraging novices and intermediate carvers alike. With step-by-step instructions for a mountain hare, lynx, seal, elkhound, rooster, raven, ram, brown bear, beaver, and more, you'll learn classic Scandinavian flat-plane techniques, build your skills, and discover a new favorite carving method.
Author James Miller is an award-winning Scandinavian-style carver and a contributor to the acclaimed Woodcarving Illustrated magazine. Inside his book, you'll find all the tools you'll need to complete each animal design with ease, including instructions for roughing out the shape, carving, and painting.
Whittling Flat-Plane Animals includes a brief overview on Scandinavian culture and the Scandinavian flat-plane style of carving; 15 carving projects of animals that are native to Scandinavia; step-by-step instructions, coordinating photography, full-size patterns, painting suggestions, and helpful tips; and project introductions with a brief anecdote on the significance of the animal in Scandinavian history and culture. This book will encourage carvers of any level to sit back, relax, and keep carving!
Learn how to carve 15 animals using Scandinavian flat-plane techniques, with Whittling Flat-Plane Animals!