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The Rule of Three

The Rule of Three

Create accurate proportions in your figure carvings By Donald K. Mertz The rule of three is an easy way to envision a human figure in a block of wood before and during the carving process. All human figures have the same basic elements. These elements need to be in proportion […]

by September 28, 2022 eNews: Strop Talk, Techniques
A Second Chance for Trees

A Second Chance for Trees

Eight intrepid carvers give new life to damaged trees worldwide By Kelly Umenhofer Every tree experiences its own cycle of birth, growth and decline. Once a tree dies, it is often cut down and carted off to the wood chipper. Sometimes, though, nearby woodcarvers will come along and use their […]

by May 2, 2022 Features
Woodcarving Wednesdays: Carving Hair in Cottonwood Bark

Woodcarving Wednesdays: Carving Hair in Cottonwood Bark

Since many of us are spending extra time indoors these days, it’s more important than ever to stay creative and busy. With that in mind, the team at Woodcarving Illustrated will be posting a free beginner-friendly project to our website every Wednesday. So grab a knife and let those woodchips […]

Carving Hair

Carving Hair

Use these basic techniques to add hair to a carvingĀ  By Harold Enlow Most carvings of people will include some sort of hair, whether it is hair on the head, a mustache, or a beard. Hair is one place where you can introduce a bit of realism to make the […]

by March 31, 2017 Techniques