edition features tips from the net, gathered by F. Pierce Pratt
firstname.lastname@example.org and published originally on the WWWoodc@rver E-zine.
From: Doug Rowe email@example.com
I just came up with a new (to me) source of models and
ideas for caricature carvings. I now collect the political cartoons from newspapers. News
artists do an excellent job of drawing exaggerated faces with emphasis on those things
that need exaggeration.
IDEAS ON CARVING CHEERFUL SANTA FACES
From: Barney Elking firstname.lastname@example.org
The first thing is to make the mouth smile. The second is
to raise the eyebrows. The third is to squint the eyes a bit and add smile lines around
the outer edges. When in doubt, grab a mirror and smile. The image looking back will give
you a lot of ideas. I find that the beard and moustache on a Santa make the mouth
expression a bit difficult. The subtleties of a smile get lost in the hair. You might want
to exaggerate the smile a bit more than usual.
CHEAP LAP TRAY
From: Patti Landmann email@example.com
A fellow in my carving club gave a brief
talk about the social benefits and drawbacks of carving. He contended that it was worth
the effort to find a way to be among the family. He went to a local surplus place and
bought one of the tables they use in hospitals. They have adjustable height, pivot, and
have a recessed tray for supplies or tools. Some had electrical outlets. They are stable
but not topple proof. He covered one end with non-skid material to keep tools from rolling
off and not dull tool edges. He said they are easy to find and cheap.