Learn to Carve a Wood Spirit- Study Stick
With renowned carver Harold Enlow as your teacher, both beginner and advanced carvers will learn expert techniques to produce a realistic Wood Spirit Stick carving using this study stick and the included instructions – a must-have resource for every passionate woodcarver. Wood spirits...
Wood spirits are popular carving subjects, and, according to Enlow, one of the easiest to carve. “A wood spirit is really just an ugly old man carved with wild hair and a beard,” he said. “The more ugly you make the face, the more people will like him.” Enlow prefers to carve wood spirits in found wood because he feels that the coarse nature of the wood really emphasizes the feelings of the wood spirit. “I consider carvings like this in ordinary wood wizards; a similar carving in found wood transforms into a wood spirit.”
A tip for carving delicate features: Clean up your carving. Make many small cuts rather than a few large cuts.
- Each stick is a high-quality, hand cast resin with a natural wood stain
- Step-by-step carving progression to make realistic caricatures and facial features
- Learn with master carver Harold Enlow’s step-by-step directions
- 12" hand cast resin study stick
- 32-page instructional booklet (5" x 7") with easy-to-follow directions and coordinating closeup photography
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If you have an interest in carving and are a visual learner, study sticks are sure to be right up your alley. Fox Chapel Publishing teamed up with renowned woodcarving expert Harold Enlow to release a series of study sticks and companion guides to teach the craft of carving. Each concentrates on a particular style or feature for focused learning, including the Wood Spirit, Santa, Female Face and Cowboy.