Carving Fantasy & Legend Figures in Wood: Patterns & Instructions for Dragons, Wizards & Other Creatures of Myth

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Projects and patterns featuring some of the most popular creatures in mythology including a wizard, unicorn, troll, gargoyle, phoenix, and gryphon.

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RECREATE THE ROMANCE AND MYSTERY OF THE GREAT CREATURES OF LEGEND Whether you're a beginner or intermediate carver, you'll learn to create wonderful mythical creatures from wood with this latest book from noted author and carver Shawn Cipa. Since the dawn of recorded history, beings such as wizards, dragons, faeries, mermaids, and other creatures of lore have been a part of many cultures of lore have been a part of many cultures. In Carving Fantasy & Legend Figures in Wood you'll find expert guidance on carving these fascinating figures, and you'll be encouraged to use these patterns to help spur unique design ideas of your own. Inside, you'll find: Useful tips and techniques on wood selection, using and adapting patterns, tools and materials, and painting finishing. Step-by-step guidance on carving a wizared and a dragon- both fully illustrated with dozens of color photographs fro start to finish. Patterns and full-color reference photos for 10 additional projects including a unicorn, phoenix, winged lion, red dragon, gryphon, sorcerer, mermaid, faerie, and more.

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Shawn Cipa is the author of Carving Gargoyles, Grotesques, and Other Creatures of Myth, Carving Fantasy & Legend Figures in Wood, Carving the Nativity, and Carving Folk Art Figures. Cipa was featured in Carving Wood Spirits and Green Men by Lora S. Irish. He earned national recognition for his carving in 2000 by taking first place in the Santa Carving Competition sponsored by Woodcraft Corporation. His work has been featured in Woodcarving Illustrated.

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