Friday, August 31, 2012

Santa Ornaments

When I go camping there is time to relax and carve. I take small projects and try different things. In these ornaments I was working on the beard of the Santa. I have more work on carving hair to do, but I'm gaining. Harold Enlow wrote a few steps in carving hair. 
1. Make long sweeping s-cuts. Make the change in direction severe.
2. Begin s-cuts adjacent to a previous cut, then after a short distance, merge into a previous cut. 
3. Begin some cuts between previous cuts. Avoid making a pattern.
4. Go over some areas to deepen the flow. Try to remove all flat spots in the hair.

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