Fundamentals of Figure Carving
Ian Norbury Fundamentals of Figure Carving is a highly visual study, illustrated with over 350 superb drawings and photographs of carving the human figure in wood.
Nowhere else in print is there such a fine account of carving the male and female form in such minute detail. It concentrates on the anatomical structure of the body with skeleton and musculature drawings, easy-to-visualize cross-sections, close-up details and specific coverage of the areas which commonly cause difficulty to all craftsmen, such as eyes. ears, hands, feet, hair, etc. Step-by-step sequences clearly explain an almost foolproof method of teaching for both the beginner and the more experienced carver.
This book is extremely explicit and unambiguous and would be a great aid to any modeller of the human form, whether in wood or stone, clay or other materials. There is much to offer the artist too, in the working illustrations of this complex art form.
Several studies and poses provide a range of work which will both stimulate and improve the understanding of the subject and guarantee the satisfaction of the most discerning of craftsman.
This exceptional work is sure to become the definitive book on the subject.